Home » Faculty Spotlight

Category Archives: Faculty Spotlight

21st Century Evidence-Based Research Mentoring for Student Success and Persistence

Hosted by the Johnson C. Smith University’s Smith Institute for Applied Research and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Johnson C. Smith University, the 21st Century Evidence-Based Research Mentoring for Student Success and Persistence Conference provided a 3-day interactive summer workshop on research mentoring for retention, persistence, and development of students at UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel in Charlotte, NC. The event featured a panel of JCSU alumni and other leaders in the field engaged in the science of effective mentorship, career management in student persistence and engagement, and a facilitated activity during which faculty and staff developed a mentoring action plan for fall implementation.

(more…)

Reference Materials Available in Carnegie Hall

Visit Carnegie Hall to view Smith Institute for Applied Research’s reference materials! Titles include: Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks, Research Methods for Community Change, Principles of Modeling and Simulations, Washington and Wesley Heights Neighborhood Plan, West End Land Use and Pedscape Plan, and others. To check-out items, please be sure to sign the sign in sheet attached to the clip board and return materials within a month.

Faculty & Staff CURE Fellowship Application Open for 2021

Smith Institute for Applied Research announces the opening of the 2021 Faculty CURE Fellowship application. If you are a faculty member interested in incorporating research experiences into your course and are looking for the time and training to give your students experiential learning opportunities, apply by May 27th at 11:59pm. This year’s fellowship training will take place the week of June 7, 2021 – June 11, 2021.

(more…)

JCSU Awarded National Archives Grant to Create 3D Model of Former African-American Neighborhoods Decimated by Urban Renewal

Dr. Tekla Ali Johnson, Instructional Electronic Resources Librarian at Johnson C. Smith University has been awarded a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (National Archives) grant in the amount of $194,000. 

The grant will allow Johnson C. Smith University to lead the creation of 3D Modeling of a virtual site that will replicate African-American neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC that were destroyed under urban renewal. Brandon Lundsford, of JCSU’s James B. Duke Memorial Library will also contribute to the project, and JCSU undergraduate students will support the implementation of the grant once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

(more…)

Awards Ceremony for the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate students who participated in the 2020 Student Research Poster Competition! Watch, below to see who won in each category!

(more…)

CURE Fellows Present Research at SoTL Commons Conference

February 20, 2020– The 2019-2020 cohort of CURE Fellows presented their research during the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning academic conference. Their research evaluated the effectiveness of the courses they redeveloped during the Fellowship.

Research on the effectiveness of CUREs focuses on STEM disciplines, with little attention to the social sciences, arts, or humanities. Additionally, CURE research exclusive to HBCUs is lacking. This project fills this gap by introducing research on the efficacy of CURE across multiple disciplines at an HBCU.

(more…)

2020 CURE Fellowship & Grant Application now due December 10th!

Apply for the 2020 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program. Up to 10 faculty who apply by December 10th and are selected will participate in six workshops, that will assist them as they redesign their courses to include an undergraduate research project in the curriculum. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the fellowship program who satisfactorily complete all components of the program will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation. Apply to be a CURE Fellow by December 10th!

(more…)

2020 CURE Fellowship & Grant Program

Join Smith Institute for Applied Research in a webinar on November 21st from 11-11:30am and November from 22nd 12pm-12:30pm to learn about the 2020 Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) Fellowship & Grant Program. Up to 10 faculty who apply by December 2nd and are selected will participate in six workshops, that will assist them as the redesign their courses to include an undergraduate research project in the curriculum. Faculty/teaching staff selected for the fellowship program who satisfactorily complete all components of the program will receive a $1000 stipend for their participation. Apply to be a CURE Fellow now!

(more…)

Students Present E-Portfolio Research

Students Develop Research-based E-Portfolio Career Template

Students at Johnson C. Smith University used data analysis to investigate, develop, and market a template for an e-portfolio to be used in their careers post-graduation. The tool would be used to accumulate accomplishments, credentials, and successes by all JCSU students across majors during the entirety of their college career and beyond.

(more…)

Smith Institute Settled into Carnegie

There’s a particular crispness in the air. You hear birds chirping, see new faces, and the something great is in the air!

So you go over to Crutchfield to visit Ms. Tiffany, Ms. Margaret, or Ms. Keisha . . . wait. When did this happen? (more…)