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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Arab Spring or Arab Winter? Hope for Democracy

Monday, May 19, 7-8 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons As the news reports of Arab “spring” quickly turn to reports of “winter,” the media often neglects the voices of everyday women and artists who are continually resisting and seeking democratic change. We hear about the Shiite and Sunni, Islam and women, democratic turmoil, and refugee trauma, […]


Winifred E. Weter Lecture for Meritorious Scholarship — April 10th

The annual Winifred E. Weter Faculty Award Lecture for Meritorious Scholarship provides a public platform form which the claims of the liberal arts in the Christian university are espoused. Delivered each year by a SPU faculty member selected by the Faculty Affairs Committee, the Weter Lecture honors Winifred E. Weter, SPU professor emerita of classics. […]


January 28th: Girl Rising

Educate Girls, Change the World: SPECIAL SCREENING of the documentary Girl Rising When: January 28th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Where: First Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave. W. As a special event, the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development will be partnering with Global Washington and Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church to screen Girl Rising. This 2013 documentary, directed by Academy […]


C. May Marston Lecture

The annual Marston Lecture at Seattle Pacific University is presented by the faculty member appointed to the C. May Marston professorship, named in honor of C. May Marston, whose influence extends back to the earliest years of Seattle Pacific. During a remarkable 45 years as a faculty member, Dr. Marston instilled a love for language through […]


Winter Mini-Courses

Faculty Mini-Courses The CSFD is again offering a variety of faculty mini-courses this Winter. Full-time, adjunct, and part-time faculty are eligible to enroll for all sessions. Each mini-course will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with morning refreshments and lunch provided. Faculty who are present for the entirety of a mini-course will also […]


A NetVUE gathering at SPU – October 25 – 26

Weaving Vocation into Campus Life: The Warp and Weft of Holistic Education While NetVUE schools have a wealth of vocational programs in different stages of maturity, the most effective work does not occur in stand-alone programs: vocational exploration is most successful when owned and woven into multiple aspects of campus life.  Just as a weaver […]


Day of Common Learning

October 16th is this years Day of Common Learning, a campus in-service day during which faculty, staff and students have the opportunity to participate in a learning community outside the regular classrooms. Because of the day’s events, all seminars, classes, and labs held before 3 p.m. are suspended. All classes and labs after 3 p.m. […]


SERVE Programs

The Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development serves as the central administrative office for the Spiritual and Education Resources for Vocational Exploration (SERVE) program. The Spiritual and Educational Resources for Vocational Exploration (SERVE) program represents the efforts of Seattle Pacific University to support theological thought and action around the concepts of vocation and calling for […]