Center for Faculty Innovation

Madison Fellowship: Building a Community Around Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Scholarship (Faculty Community)

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group will meet Thursdays 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/08, 4/22 from 2:30-4:00 PM.
Applications due by Thu 2/18/2021 at 12 PM.


Faculty who participate in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) can at times feel siloed and unheard in their endeavors. This Madison Fellowship is a self-directed community focused on providing a space for collaboration and support for JEDI scholars. In addition, the fellows will connect with campus resources and provide mutual accountability. Participants will share their individual needs and define the group focus for the semester. Participants will meet twice a month this Fall. After the first meeting, the group will reach out to appropriate JMU campus entities, such as the Associate Provost Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity, to get their needs met. The group could also choose to use the time to focus on completing a current project. 

Facilitator: Gilpatrick Hornsby, College of Business

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Advancing JEDI Scholarship;
  • Mutually mentoring and supporting peers; and
  • Developing collaborations and new streams of scholarship.

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

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

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)568-4846.

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