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Faculty Interest Group Proposal Form
Faculty Interest Groups (FIGs) create an informal forum for learning and dialogue related to topics proposed by faculty. FIGs are faculty driven and meet identified needs of JMU instructional faculty. FIGs provide JMU faculty with opportunities for networking and forming cross-disciplinary connections related to a topic (or topics) of mutual interest.
The Center for Faculty Innovation can assist with publicizing the FIG, facilitating registration, and securing meeting space as needed. Please answer the following questions and a CFI staff member will contact you as soon as possible.
Note: Three to four weeks of lead time is required for the CFI to publicize and coordinate registration for a FIG.
E-id (e.g., madisojx)
Please select your college:
College of Arts & Letters
College of Business (and affiliate programs)
College of Education
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
College of Science & Mathematics
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Division of Student Affairs
The Graduate School
Other (please indicate):
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Please provide a working title for the FIG (no more than 45 characters).
Please provide a full description of the FIG, addressing the need it will fill for instructional faculty.
Please provide a short description of the FIG for email and web marketing (no more than 130 characters).
Please provide information about the FIG facilitator(s): names, degree, and departmental affiliation.
Example: Jimmy Madison, Ph.D., Political Science
Please provide possible days, dates, and times for the FIG meeting(s).
Example: Thursdays, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, and 4/6 from 3-4 PM
Please provide a list of potential on-campus locations for the FIG meetings.
Examples: Rose Library 5211, CFI Hub Rose 5110, Madison Union 311, SSC 4040.
FIG Outcome #1
FIG Outcome #2
FIG Outcome #3
What CFI programming area does this FIG best align with?
Career Planning: mentoring, career plans, work/life balance and career stages.
Scholarship: scholarly pursuits, writing productivity, mindful engagement.
Teaching: pedagogical innovation, classroom inclusivity, student learning,
Please choose the CFI career planning area outcomes that best apply to the FIG.
Appreciating the place and purpose of comprehensive career planning in academic careers
Creating a comprehensive career plan with a meaningful, measurable goals for professional advancement
Identifying and implementing effective strategies for career advancement
Achieving self-defined career milestones
Applying best practices of performance documentation to career advancement
Developing and fostering productive mentoring and networking relationships
Identifying strategies to maintain balance in work-life continuum
Please choose the CFI scholarship area outcomes that best apply to the FIG.
Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education
Enhancing scholarly productivity
Forming collaborative scholarly projects with students, faculty, & staff at JMU and other institutions
Advancing scholarly skills
Exploring & securing funding opportunities to support scholarly activities
Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations
Please choose the CFI teaching area outcomes that best apply to the FIG.
Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor
Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices
Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning)
Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities
Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms
Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching
Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice
We want this program to be welcoming,
accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please use the space
below to describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural,
dietary, etc.) you want us to know about. You may also reach out to us
personally at (Tiffany Runion, email@example.com or 568-4846)
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