New Faculty Orientation
New Faculty Orientation (NFO) introduces faculty to the mission and ethos of APU; shares resources, procedures, and strategies to facilitate their successful integration into APU’s community; provides educational workshops related to effective teaching, faith integration, and diversity; and addresses questions new faculty members might have. NFO Week is in August, followed by monthly meetings throughout the year.
Faculty Learning Communities
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) consists of a group of faculty who commit to meet on a regular basis to study or discuss an issue of mutual interest. CTLA offers a wide variety of FLCs every academic year. Applications are generally due in early September. See PDF below for more details.
- 2014–15 FLC Descriptions (PDF)
Innovative Teaching Grants
CTLA, in collaboration with the Faculty Development Council, funds on an annual basis innovative, scholarly teaching projects that will positively impact student learning and lead to sustained improvements that can be shared with the academic community. Applications are generally due midspring. See PDF below for more details.
Diversity Workshops and Events
The Office of Diversity offers workshops and events throughout the year focused on helping faculty promote God-honoring diversity at APU. To learn more, visit the Office of Diversity.
Faith Integration Workshops and Events
The Office of Faith Integration offers workshops and events throughout the year focused on helping faculty bring faith to life in their research, teaching, and scholarship. To learn more, visit the Office of Faith Integration.
Teaching with Technology Workshops and Events
The Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology offers workshops and events throughout the year focused on engaging, enabling, and encouraging faculty to explore and employ innovative pedagogy and appropriate technology to transform their teaching at APU. To learn more, visit the Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology.
Student Learning Assessment Workshops
The Director of Student Learning Assessment and Program Review offers workshops throughout the year focused on helping academic programs move forward on the development and implementation of student learning outcomes, assessment plans, and program improvement. To learn more, visit Student Learning Assessment and Program Review.
Graduate Courses for Faculty
Each year, faculty are given the opportunity to use their tuition benefit to enroll in faith integration and/or scholarly writing courses. Taught by senior scholars in CTLA, each course meets once a week for a traditional 15-week schedule. To enroll in a faculty graduate course, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the first day of the fall or spring semester.