Within JMU, many different units offer counselling, coaching and mentoring for academics. This page is intended to provide you with an overview of all current offers. The Academic Staff Development team is always happy to provide you with assistance itself, or otherwise to refer you to the right offices within JMU.
The academic staff development department will be happy to accompany and advise you individually and we would be pleased if you contact us directly at any time. We will discuss on the phone or in a personal initial meeting what issues currently arise for you and evaluate possible measures and ways to set short-, medium- or long-term goals together with you. We may be the right contact for these issues. There is also the possibility that other service institutions within JMU are better suited. We know the respective colleagues and will personally refer you to the appropriate office if necessary.
Defining your goals
This process reveals areas of development that you can cover with consultations, coaching or even workshops. If necessary, we will work together to find the right place within JMU that can best help you with your needs. A mentoring interview or program may also be the right option for you. We are familiar with all the programs and will be happy to help you choose one if necessary. It is important for all of the Research Academy's cooperation partners not to define any structures in advance, but to deal with each request individually and to find the right solution or development approach together with you.