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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Academic Innovation Incubator- April 18th

Join us for this exciting workshop on April 18th from 9am-12pm in Cremona 102. Interested in submitting a proposal for academic innovation but not sure how it should look, what needs to be part of it?  Have an idea that is a little hazy but you would like to hash it out among peers?  Are you […]


2015 Winifred E. Weter Lecture- April 14th

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 […]


Spring Training Events

Visit the Events and Training page to learn more about several training opportunities coming up in April and May. Topics include a writing workshop followup, student engagement in community, and teaching with a focus on critical thinking.


Resources from 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. If you missed the in-service you can access the handout from the in-service under Teaching and Learning Resources section of the website.  Watch for a video of the […]