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Faculty Discussion Series

Conversations about our continuing formation as teachers in Christ-centered higher education.

As professors at a Christian college, we do many things common to those who teach at all colleges and universities:

  • Advise students
  • Place course objectives in the context of curricular and institutional goals
  • Design assignments
  • Assess our students' work

But what might those practical aspects of teaching look like from a Christ-centered perspective? How might we not only conceive of our vocation in the context of the historic Christian faith but also carry it out in such a way that our students will know that we are Christ's disciples? Although graduate school did not train us to answer these questions, we are part of a community devoted to our continuing formation in Christ-centered higher education. 

We look forward to sharing conversations among colleagues about teaching and learning in the context of Christ-centered higher education.


Monthly throughout most of the academic year, faculty join together to discuss pre-selected topics related to teaching in a Christian higher education setting. We'll cover the cost of your Phelps Dining Hall lunch and discuss the chosen topic in Maas Conference Room.

Find the Faculty Discussion Series on the campus calendar 

The Center for Ministry Studies co-sponsors this initiative alongside the Senior Seminar Program with assistance from the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.