Center for Faculty Innovation

Teaching at an R2

Tue, 2 Apr 2024 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

In 2022, JMU was awarded a new Carnegie Classification status, “R2 Doctoral University with high research activity.” This new classification recognizes as well as expands research, scholarship, and creative opportunities for faculty and students.

There have been ongoing questions about the implications for our teaching of being at an R2. Will expectations change? Will we be evaluated differently? Will we need to adjust our priorities or focus? What can (or must) we do to fit this new classification? Some units have been discussing these questions internally, but not all.

This online roundtable will create a cross-disciplinary space for JMU faculty to share questions, ideas, opportunities, and concerns for teaching in this new era.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 4/2, from 2:15 - 3:15 PM

Location: Online (The Zoom link will be provided either with the email registration confirmation or by email the day before the event.)

Facilitator: Emily Gravett, CFI & CAL

Genre: Roundtable

Program Outcome: Identifying opportunities and challenges related to teaching at an R2

Attendance & Registration Information

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. Refer to the CFI Programs & Events webpage for detailed information and an instructional video on how to use the registration portal!
LOG IN: If this is your first time visiting the registration page, your account will be created automatically when you sign in with your JMU e-ID and password (DUO required). Be sure to clear your browser cache/cookies upon each visit to the registration page.

  • Complete your profile information:
    • Update your college/division and department (use the search feature and/or select from the dropdown) and enter your Mail Stop Code (MSC) for your department on-campus mail.
    • Add comments about your dietary & accommodation needs at the bottom of the profile form. (This information is collected and stored with your online account for all future programs you may attend.)
  • Once your profile is complete, you should see a status update as complete on your Dashboard (an overview of your account).

Register by Monday, 4/1, at 11:59 PM.



If you find that you are unable to attend a scheduled event prior to the registration deadline, please return to your CFI Program Account and cancel your registration. If it is after the event registration deadline, please email as early as possible.

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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