Center for Faculty Innovation

Madision Fellowship: Motherscholars (Faculty Community)

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group will meet online on Tuesdays 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. 
Applications for this fellowship are now closed.

Are you a motherscholar? Has COVID-19 reshaped your experiences as a faculty member and mother? This faculty community is intended to provide a flexible space for listening, talking, reflecting, and acting on issues that are unique to motherscholars. Holding multiple positions of power as scholars and caregivers, motherscholars must also navigate academic life and parenthood in patriarchal institutions, within which they are often marginalized through interpersonal and structural sexism, and other injustices based on intersectional identities related to gender, race, class, and more. Join this community of faculty, in various stages of their careers, to advance a scholarship project while building a powerful network of colleagues. This Madison Fellowship is a self-directed community focused on connecting with campus resources, mutual empowerment, and accountability. Participants will share their individual needs and define the group focus for the semester. Participants will plan to meet twice a month this Fall, though, given the extraordinary scheduling demands many motherscholars experience, participation in this fellowship is intended to be flexible. After the first meeting, if appropriate, the group will reach out to JMU campus entities for access to varied resources. Alternatively, the meetings can simply be used for connecting and working on individual projects.

Facilitated by: Aaron Bodle, College of Education and CFI

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Advancing scholarship and/or writing projects during the academic year; and
  • Mutual mentoring of peers.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education;
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity;
  • Advancing scholarly skills; and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.
Faculty participants will make progress toward this career planning outcome:
  • Developing and fostering productive mentoring and networking relationships

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a graduate student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, runiontt@jmu.edu or (540)860-0524.

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