Faculty Access and Inclusion community engagement programs

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Faculty Access and Inclusion

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Three programs within the Office for Faculty Access and Inclusion clearly support the JMU vision for Community Engagement. These are the Middle School Visit Program, the Professors-in-Residence program, and the Middle School Leadership Academy (MSLA). All these programs identify underrepresented and underserved school populations are targets for inclusion. The purpose is to instill the values of education and provide university human resources to enhance students’ learning. Through the MSLA program JMU is host to inner-city pupils from our partner PIR Middle Schools for a week-long learning experience. In the PIR program, our JMU professors visit assigned partner schools weekly to assist teachers, counselors and administrators to enhance opportunities for students to seek post-secondary education.


Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Students, Involves Participants External to JMU


Academic Year AY '16-'17


Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement, Community Engagement


Program, Department or Center

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