About the Center
The University of St. Thomas Center for Faculty Development supports the professional growth of faculty by providing responsive programming and grants to support faculty development in pedagogy and engagement of the profession. In doing so, the center works to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture in our classrooms and across the University.
To further its mission, the Center:
- Supports research and scholarship with a variety of grant programs
- Develops programming that is responsive to differences in knowledge, expertise, and professional goals
- Aims to cultivate effective pedagogy and promote collaborative learning communities
- Assists faculty with understanding diversity, equity and inclusion, and advancing their skills in these areas
FDC Staff and Partners
The Faculty Development Committee
The Faculty Development Committee is a standing committee of the faculty, charged with furthering the professional growth and development of the faculty. The committee establishes overall policy for operation of the Center for Faculty Development at the University and reviews applications for internal grants. The committee also acts as the permanent nominating committee for the director of the Center for Faculty Development, who is appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.