The SPU Faculty Handbook names teaching as the “paramount responsibility” of its faculty (Section 9.1.2), and faculty are expected to demonstrate “superior teaching … designed to achieve positive student outcomes” (Section 188.8.131.52).
The Faculty Life Office provides ongoing professional development opportunities to increase faculty members' pedagogical skills, and effective and inclusive student engagement.
This is a sample syllabus (.doc) that contains recommendations for syllabus content, as well as standard course policies.
This document (.doc) provides suggestions about syllabus language when offering remote teaching.
Additional Helpful Documents:
Guidelines for Peer Teaching Observation (pdf.)
Peer Teaching Observation Form/Chart (downloadable MS Word doc)
This document identifies how our Christian faith shapes our pedagogy at SPU.
Faith and Pedagogy (pdf.)