Faculty Commons: What It Is & What It Can Do For You

In this episode of Common Grounds, we talk with Jennifer Foster, Director of the Rebecca O. Turner Faculty Commons, to find out what exactly the Commons is, what services it offers, and how it benefits faculty and students alike here at JSU. If you are a new listener to Common Grounds, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website and let us know what you think about this and previous episodes!

In this episode, we discuss:
  • The purpose of and services offered by the Faculty Commons
  • Upcoming professional development opportunities being offered/sponsored by the Commons
  • How the Commons benefits faculty and students
  • Jennifer’s future goals for the Commons
  • The Hispanic Opportunity Partners in Education committee and the Hispanic or Latin Alumni Association

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A very special thank you to Dr. Andy Nevala of the JSU David L. Walters Department of Music for contributing our theme music, “The Stars Fell of Alabama” by Frank Perkins and Mitchell Parish. 

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