JSU Essentials

Faculty Commons joins forces with important services, programs, and departments that positively impact the University learning environment to highlight the wealth of beneficial resources that faculty have access to at Jacksonville State University. Strengthening the partnerships between JSU faculty and various divisions across campus will directly impact how engaged faculty feel in the campus community and will provide them with the support to reach our students, retain them, and ultimately,impact their long-term success.  We hope you will join us as we explore all the services and programs JSU has to offer.   

Goals: 

  • To learn about JSU centric programs and services that offer support to JSU faculty 

  • To strengthen academic collegiality and collaboration 

  • To engage faculty in various academic faculty and student related issues outside of their disciplines  

  • To enhance student support through faculty development and growth  

  • To educate faculty on best practices in supporting students with diverse needs  

Friday, September 30

Presenter: Ms. Kimberly Hudgins, Coordinator for Student Success Technology 

Title: Drop-In Navigate Training 

Blurb: We know that Navigate can get a bit confusing for faculty. Grab your computers and your questions and stop by Self Hall room 208 to work with Kimberly Hudgins, Navigate expert extraordinaire, for a drop-in style workshop to receive hands-on help issuing alerts and completing progress reports using Navigate.  

Modality: In-Person, 208 Self Hall 

Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19           

Presenter: Dr. Sean Creech, Director of Disability Resources 

Title: Inclusion and Accessibility in the Classroom: Roundtable with Disability Resources  

Blurb:This roundtable aims to stimulate thinking about inclusion and accessibility in the classroom. What might a fully inclusive and accessible classroom that allows all students to thrive look like? What challenges do faculty face when assisting students with disabilities and how can we mitigate those challenges? Explore these questions and others will your colleagues. 

Modality: In-Person, 208 Self Hall 

Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Friday,        October 21             

Presenter: Ms. Kimberly Hudgins, Coordinator for Student Success Technology 

Title: Drop-In Navigate Training 

Blurb: We know that Navigate can get a bit confusing for faculty. Grab your computers and your questions and stop by Self Hall room 208 to work with Kimberly Hudgins, Navigate expert extraordinaire, for a drop-in style workshop to receive hands-on help issuing alerts and completing progress reports using Navigate. 

Modality: In-Person, 208 Self Hall 

Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2

Presenter: Mr. Justin Parker, Director of Military and Post Traditional Student Services 

Title: Supporting Student Veterans Both On and Off Campus 

Blurb: For service members, the military is a life-changing experience. The military offers a pathway to education for many veterans; however, higher education institutions often struggle to integrate military-connected students into the campus culture. This training will offer valuable insight into ways to better support student veterans both on and off campus. 

Modality: Teams  

Time: 2:30-3:00  

Thursday, November 10

Presenter: Dr. Janet Bavonese, Assistant Vice Provost of Academic Advising  

Title: Advising Update  

Blurb: In this JSU Essentials micro-workshop, Assistant Vice Provost of Advising Dr. Janet Bavonese will update faculty on the new centralized academic advising system and an update from NACADA.   

Modality: Teams 

Time: 11:00-11:30 a.m.

REGISTER

After registering for one of the meetings, be on the lookout for a calendar invite in your JSU Gem account.