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,
    ·  Enhance student learning through evidence based pedagogies and technologies that align
      with SPU’s mission,
    ·  Support student and faculty vocational exploration, discernment & preparation and
    ·  Build relationships among faculty to sustain a vibrant community;
All grounded in a deep commitment to our Christian faith and heritage.

Latest Posts


2016 Excellence in Teaching Award

On behalf of the Provost and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, the Faculty Development Committee is currently accepting applications for the Excellence in Teaching award. To learn more about how to apply for the award, please visit the excellence in teaching award webpage. 


2016 Winifred E. Weter Lecture — April 12th

Join us for the 2016 Winifred E. Weter Lecture on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn.  This annual lecture is presented by an SPU faculty member through a competitive proposal procedure overseen by the Faculty Status Committee.  This year, Dr. Michael Langford will explore Reconciliation as Holistic Redemptive Transformation.  Read more about […]


Vocational Silent Retreat

The annual Vocational Silent Retreat is a 2 day retreat for faculty at Camp Casey.  Come share in an experience that is rooted in our Christain tradition, to broaden our understanding of vocation, discernment and prayer, and consider its’ applications for our SPU undergraduate students.  Signup by emailing CSFD@spu.edu.  Space is limited to 15 and the […]


C. May Marston Lecture Est. 1991

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 […]