Center for Faculty Innovation

Engaged Teacher-Scholar Program Call for Applications 2024-2025 (Faculty Community)

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:00 AM - Fri, 22 Mar 2024 11:59 PM

Apply to become an Engaged Teacher-Scholar (ETS) with the Center for Faculty Innovation. 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 18, 2024 for inclusion in the program beginning August 2024 and running through May 2025.

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.

Program Dates & Times: August 2024 through May 2025 (specific dates TBD)

Location: Details provided after the selection process

Facilitator: Timothy Ball, CAL & CFI

Genre: Faculty Community

Program Outcomes

  • Faculty participants will make progress toward feeling a sense of community with the ETS leaders/program.
  • Faculty participants will make progress toward understanding the ETS program history and context.
  • Faculty participants will make progress toward developing knowledge of SoTL.

Apply by Friday, 3/22, at 11:59 PM.


Application Questions: (QuestionPro Survey)

  1. Name
  2. E-mail
  3. Title
  4. College
  5. Department
  6. Please indicate whether you have notified your academic unit head (AUH) about your interest in the Engaged Teacher-Scholar Program.
  7. What interested you in applying for the CFI Engaged Teacher-Scholar Program? (a maximum 300 words)
  8. What teaching related research project do you propose to advance or complete while an Engaged Teacher-Scholar? (a maximum 300 words)
  9. If chosen as an Engaged Teacher-Scholar Leader, how would you use the professional development funds to support your own work and work in your college/unit? Please note, some of the funding is for professional development and some is for program facilitation (a maximum 300 words)
  10. Please provide a list of any publications or presentations you have done related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (i.e., journal publications, conferences, talks, grants, white papers, abstracts etc.).

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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