Faculty Retreat 2016

Camp Casey in the Sun

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Our theme this year will be Global Learning Outcomes. Speakers include Pastor Harvey Drake of Emerald City Bible Fellowship, SPU President Dan Martin, Provost Jeff Van Duzer, Global Initiative Task Force members Drs. Sharleen Kato and Ross Stewart, and more. Choose from 14 Breakout sessions on the topic of Global Learning, led by our own SPU faculty and community members (view breakout session descriptions). Partake in a little zumba, bicycling, beachcombing, s'more-making, even guided stargazing. 

Unfortunately, as a result of the number of faculty attending the retreat, we cannot accommodate faculty families in most cases. If you have family or childcare concerns, and this creates undue hardship for you, please contact Michelle McFarland (mcfarlandm@spu.edu).

Details about the retreat schedule can be found below.

Faculty Retreat Schedule

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change. 

Monday, September 12

9:00 am Early Bird Check-In (Auditorium A)

* Coffee and snacks available. Find a carpool buddy to CUMC. 

* Check-in continues all day. 
10:00 am Worship Service (Coupeville United Methodist Church)

Pastor Harvey Drake, speaking
11:30 am Welcome/New Faculty Introductions (Auditorium A) 

Faculty Chair Cher Edwards and Provost Jeff Van Duzer
12:00 pm BBQ Lunch (BBQ Fire Pit / Picnic Area)

*Indoor seating available in Mess Hall B
1:30 pm Plenary Session I (Auditorium A)
  President Dan Martin 
2:30 pm Global Education Report Presentation (Auditorium A)
  Drs. Sharleen Kato and Ross Stewart
3:00 pm Breakout Sessions (Various Locations) 
  Discussion groups - check assignments on your nametags 
4:00 pm Coffee Break and Free Time Options (Mess Hall B) 
  -Bicycling with Lynette Bikos, Lorie Wild, Lane Seeley, et al. (Auditorium A) 
    -Fort Casey History Tour with Bill Woodward (Company Quarters J)
    -Zumba with Nyaradzo Mvududu (Classroom B)
    -Seattle Pacific Seminary's Dual/Joint Degree Meeting with Rick Steele
   Other options Include:
  -Getting ice cream in Coupeville 
  -Volleyball on sand court (Equipment available in Auditorium A) 
    -Walk around Crockett Lake (approximate 5 mile walk)
 6:00 pm Dinner (Mess Hall A)
 After Dinner Evening Options: 
  Use the evening as you wish or join us for games and fellowship in Mess Hall B. 
 8:00 pm  -Stargazing with John Lindberg (weather Permitting) - Quartermaster's building
   -Campfire and Smores (BBQ Fire Circle) *Smore fixings provided

Tuesday, September 13

8:00 am Breakfast (Mess Hall A)
9:00 am Junior Faculty Servant Award (Auditorium A)
9:15 am Faculty Governance 101

- Role of governance, role of senate, and governance survey results
10:15 am Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls Available (Mess Hall B)
10:30 am Plenary Session II (Auditorium A)
  Provost Jeff Van Duzer
11:45 am Dismissal - Cher Edwards  
  *Sack Lunches - Grab and Go! Outside Auditorium A.

Directions to Coupeville United Methodist Church

NE 7th and N. Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239

  1. Take the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry to Clinton.
  2. Continue straight onto WA-525 (22 mi) to WA-20.
  3. Slight right at WA-20 (5.5 mi).
  4. Turn right at N. Main (.4 mi).

What to Bring

  • Bedding 
  • Linens
  • Toiletries 
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable clothing, warm layers
  • Walking shoes
  • Optional: Bicycle, athletic attire

Yellowjacket & Bee Warning

It’s possible that yellowjackets and bees will be out in force, so be aware and be prepared.


It is a privilege to serve at an institution that is so passionate about the holistic transformation of its students. The Seattle Pacific University community deeply values rigorous academic study, character formation, and vocational preparation.

Jeff Van Duzer