Upcoming Events

Spring 2017 Professional Development Opportunities

*Sign-up for all events HERE*



Hump Day at the Center

Wednesday’s 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: CSFD Office, Demaray 349



Community of Practice: Civically Engaged Pedagogies 

Interested in signing up?

Join our informational session
Library Seminar Room

Would you like to incorporate community-engaged, experiential learning (e.g., service learning) into your courses? Or would you like to take your engaged pedagogical practices to the next level? Then you are invited to participate in a Community of Practice in either winter or spring quarter, 2017.

Participants will meet five times during the quarter, read and discuss a common text about best practices, and work on syllabi and assignments that incorporate civic engagement into their existing or newly developed classes. Instructors of Ways of Engaging courses are especially encouraged to attend, but all are welcome. Participants will receive a $500 stipend. Contact CSFD@spu.edu for more information and to sign up.


CSFD April Book Club: What Works; Gender Equality by Design

Thursday, April 6, 3pm- 4:30pm

Demaray 359

Discussion led by Denise Daniels




Learning Communities: A Powerful Partnership and Practice for the CUE Curriculum
Session 3: Evidence of Learning Community

Thursday, April 13, 11:00am-12:20pm

Location: Library Seminar Room

If we were to examine our own planning, instruction and supports for learning, what would we look for as evidence that we have built or enhanced the learning community associated with each of our courses? Join your colleagues in a facilitated exploration of practical strategies for examining the growth of community within your course.

LT: Identify strategies for addressing reducing student isolation and increasing classroom community.

LT: Use the construct of Learning Communities to evaluate your own practice and make three practical changes to enhance learning.


Teaching W Courses

Thursday, April 13, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Library Seminar Room




2017 Weter Lecture


Location: Upper Gwinn

Description link to Weter Lecture page



CSFD Book Club: Paying the Price

Thursday, April 20, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Library Seminar Room

Discussion led by Rolin Moe




Working with International Students

Tuesday, April 25, 12:00pm-12:50pm

Location: Library Seminar Room

Discussion led by Kathryn Bartholomew



Silent Retreat

Friday, May 5th – Sunday, May 7th

Location: Camp Casey

Discussion led by Carla Orlando



CSFD May Book Club: A World From Dust

Thursday, May 18, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Library Classroom

Discussion led by Ben McFarland




Spring Mentor Tea

Tuesday, May 23, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Library Seminar Room