Teaching and Learning

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

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.)