Welcome to the third issue of faculty notes for the 2010-2011 academic year. This issue focuses on A Celebration of Scholarship, which recognizes the outstanding work of our students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The four-day event, which has grown and evolved since Mary Beadle started it 10 years ago, sheds light on how much learning is taking place in the classroom and laboratory. Throughout the years, the campus community has developed an appreciation for the importance of sharing information among academic disciplines that might otherwise have little to do with each other throughout the year.

We also recognize our colleagues who have been awarded Summer Course Development and Summer Teaching fellowships, as well as new program directors, and support them in their endeavors.

Faculty Notes is published twice each semester by the Office of the Academic Vice President. We are pleased to share this showcase of faculty engagement and initiative. Look for the next edition in May.

Submissions can be sent to facultynotes@jcu.edu. The deadline for the next issue, May 2011, is April 29, 2011.

Items of interest regarding faculty activity, including new publications, conference presentations, collaborations with students, community and professional service activities, teaching innovations, etc., will be published. Please include relevant details such as date and place of presentation.

Questions and comments should be directed to Lauren Bowen, Associate Academic Vice President for Academic Programs and Faculty Diversity, at bowen@jcu.edu.

In the spotlight

JCU’s annual Celebration of Scholarship enters its 10th year.


Faculty accomplishments in research, teaching, and scholarly achievement along with other professional activities.

Summer fellowships

Funds are available to support the development of new courses.

New program directors

Eight faculty head seven new programs.