Faculty Development

Faculty are called to teaching excellence and to scholarship permeated by their Christian faith. Recognizing the need for continual growth and improvement, APU supports and encourages its faculty to develop professionally, and commits to fostering an atmosphere wherein academics are not simply taught, but lived.

Toward this end, in addition to a variety of colloquia, workshops, learning communities, and other resources, the following professional development graduate course is offered through the Office of Faith Integration. This course is designed for faculty, but it can be taken for elective credit by graduate students if approved by a program director and the instructor.

Course Offering

GRAD 533Faculty Writing Program: Faculty Writing Salon3

GRAD 533, Faculty Writing Program: Faculty Writing Salon, 3 Units

This course serves to increase skill in academic writing and to familiarize faculty with the literature on writing impediments, collaborative peer-review, motivation, writing groups, etc. It is a collaborative, interdisciplinary writing course for work already in progress. All pre-publication writing projects are welcome: articles, fiction, textbooks, monographs, and edited works. May be taken more than once.

Prerequisite: Full-time employment as APU faculty, a writing project that has been initiated but not yet completed (article or book) or is stalled, a prior history of scholarly academic publication, and permission of the instructor.