The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development

The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development at Seattle Pacific University provides resources and opportunities to strengthen faculty professional development and scholarship, student vocational exploration and scholarship, and community, all grounded in a deep commitment to our Christian faith and heritage.

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Winter Faculty In-Service Monday March 16th

Writing Assignments as “Beautiful Problems”: Designing and Scaffolding Assignments to Promote Critical Thinking and Disciplinary Ways of Inquiry led by Seattle University Professor Emeritus of English, Dr. John Bean. Join us in Upper Gwinn Commons from 8:30-Noon to engage this important topic. When asked to confront interesting and engaging problems, students come alive in the classroom. […]

2015 Winifred E. Weter Lecture

2015 Winifred E. Weter Lecture April 14th Join us for the 2015 Winifred E. Weter Lecture on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn. This annual lecture is presented by an SPU faculty member selected by the Faculty Affairs Committee. This year, Dr. Jennifer McKinney will explore the intersection between Christian gender theologies and culture. Read […]

Winter Quarter Professional Development Opportunities

It’s not too late to sign up for professional development courses offered through the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development and its Educational Technology and Media Services. To register for the workshops, follow this link to Survey Monkey  Teaching and Learning Essentials I January 10 – Cremona 102 from 9AM – 3PM Instructor: Margaret Diddams, Ph.D., Professor of Industrial […]

2015 Palmer Lecture

What might lead the people of God into idolatry and how can they avoid it? Explore this question with Dr. Stephen Fowl at the free 38th annual Alfred S. Palmer Lecture on Thursday, January 22nd at 7p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. This annual lecture is hosted by Seattle Pacific University’s School of Theology and Seattle […]