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Union University Center for Faculty Development
Center for Faculty Development


The Center for Faculty Development seeks to aid faculty in becoming excellent teachers and creative and fruitful contributors to their disciplines, in taking the initiative to secure resources and opportunities for professional growth, in seeking to know and love God, and in seeing their teaching, scholarship, creative work, and service as a Christian calling to the academic world.

2014 Newell Innovative Teaching Awards

May 9, 2014 - The 2014 Newell Innovative Teaching Awards were announced at Awards Day on May 9, 2014. The following faculty members were recognized:

Related Web Resource: http://www.uu.edu/centers/faculty/programs/innovative/

2013-14 Teaching and Learning Grant Recipients

November 2, 2013 - The following members of our faculty were awarded Teaching and Learning Grants:

Conference Attendance:

  • Nancy Cherry - Education
  • Bryan Dawson - Mathematics

Course Design/Redesign:

  • Jay Bernheisel and Georg Pingen - Engineering
  • Jim Kirk - Computer Science

Other Activities:

  • Nina Heckler - Sociology

Fall 2013 Dialogue Groups

September 2, 2013 -

  • Teaching Naked: Taking Technology Out of the Classroom So Students Can Learn, Jose' Bowen
  • What the Best College Teachers Do, Ken Bain
  • The Ethics of Identity, Kwame Anthony Appiah
  • Reflections on the Psalms, C.S. Lewis
  • Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry


"An appetite for knowledge and beauty exists in the human mind and God makes no appetite in vain. We can therefore pursue knowledge as such and beauty as such, in the sure confidence that by doing so we are either advancing to the vision of God ourselves or indirectly helping others to do so."
-C.S. Lewis; Learning in Wartime; The Weight of Glory