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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.

"Study is a specific kind of experience in which through careful observation of objective structures we cause thought processes to move in a certain way . . . When done with concentration, perception and repetition, ingrained habits of thought are formed."
-Richard Foster; Celebration of Discipline