Center for Faculty Innovation

JEDI Scholarship Residency (Online Faculty Community)

Mon, 5 Oct 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group will meet on Friday, 10/16 from 1-5 PM and on Saturday, 10/17 from 9 AM-5 PM.

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Extended deadline: Monday, 10/05/2020 by 12 PM.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) scholarship, and creative endeavors, are perhaps more important now than ever given compounding factors involved in the COVID -19 crisis – a global pandemic, economic disparity, rising racial tensions, and climate change.

Participate in this two-part, day-and-a-half long, online program with a scholarly community that is making an effort to promote JEDI through scholarship. For those who seek renewal as a scholar during COVID -19, this is the chance to regain momentum on scholarship projects as well.

Participants will engage in an active dialogue on JEDI with an aim to: cultivate a supporting scholarly community; engage in contemplative practices in order to care for the scholarship by caring for the scholar; commit sustained time to completing a scholarship project; and create physical spaces within and around home that are specifically reserved for scholarship.  

The retreat experience is balanced between a day long goal setting and writing session and a half-day reflective and integrative session. Synchronous sessions will involve roundtables on JEDI, wellness practices, sustaining a positive relationship with your scholarship, and some unstructured time for collegiality and creative expression.



Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Renewing oneself as a scholar;
  • Making progress on a scholarship project;
  • Appreciating the place and purpose of JEDI-focused scholarly dialogues; and
  • Engaging in reflective practices about scholarly roles in promoting JEDI.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity;
  • Forming collaborative scholarly projects with students, faculty, & staff at JMU and other institutions; and
  • Advancing scholarly skills.


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, or (540)860-0524.

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