Center for Faculty Innovation

Engaged Teacher-Scholar Program Call for Applications

Wed, 1 Mar 2023 1:00 AM - Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:00 PM

Apply to become an Engaged Teacher-Scholar (ETS) with the Center for Faculty Innovation for the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Engaged Teacher-Scholar (ETS) program offers faculty support in creating and sharing evidence-based teaching and learning scholarship. The goal of the ETS Program is to recognize JMU faculty who engage in meaningful evidence-based teaching and learning scholarship. The program aims to support faculty growth in a process of becoming ETS leaders across JMU’s campus.

Faculty chosen to participate as ETS leaders will receive professional development funds (contingent on budget approval) for the year to support their professional goals.

Applications are due March 20, 2023 for inclusion in the program beginning August 2023 and running through May 2024.

Benefits to being an Engaged Teacher-Scholar include

  • Being recognized for evidence-based teaching and learning scholarship.
  • Serving as a liaison between CFI and department/college on ETS initiatives.
  • Supporting JMU colleagues (within their department or college) with ETS efforts.
  • Being a part of JMU’s Community of Engaged Teacher-Scholars.
  • Receiving professional development funds (contingent on budget approval) to support personal ETS efforts (i.e., disseminate ETS work, attend Professional Development opportunities, travel to conferences, workshops, etc.)

During the academic year, Engaged Teacher-Scholars will

  • Work with CFI to develop a plan for and offer ETS events each semester to their Unit-College and University-wide (examples include journal clubs, workshops, roundtables, methodology review, etc.). 
  • Make progress on their evidence-based teaching and learning scholarship project(s).
  • Participate in a community of Engaged Teacher-Scholars.
  • Attend CFI-organized or other professional development opportunities. 


  • Timothy Ball, College of Arts and Letters, School of Communication Studies

Event Date(s) & Time(s)

  • August 2023 through May 2024 (specific dates to TBD)

Location: Hybrid (details provided after the selection process)

APPLY by March 20 @ noon (sample application)

Note: Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request.

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

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.

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