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Union University Center for Faculty Development
Center for Faculty Development

Center Programs

Union Beginnings

Union Beginnings I

During fall semester, new faculty meet regularly as a community to discuss ways of enhancing teaching and learning, scholarship, intellectual discipleship, and co-curricular learning as they begin their new professional development plans at Union University.

  • Tuesday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Bowld 215: Life at Union: (Events, Town and Gown, Renewing Minds Journal, Grants, Pew, Honors, Gateway, Student Services)
  • Tuesday, October 2 at 3:30 p.m.: Teaching and Learning
  • Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30 p.m.: Intellectual Discipleship: Justin Barnard, Associate Dean of Intellectual Discipleship
  • Tuesday, October 23 at 3:30 p.m.: The Vision and values of the Faculty Development Plan
  • Tuesday, November 27 at 3:30 p.m.: Union Beginnings II Reception


  • Wednesday, October 17: Hendersonville Workshop: Faculty Development and Teaching
  • Wednesday, November 14 or 28: CIT

Union Beginnings II

Throughout spring semester new faculty meet with a seasoned faculty member outside their department for insight and wisdom that lead to flourishing at Union University.

"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