Welcome to Saint Martin's Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)! We maintain and reinforce the University’s mission by supporting excellence in teaching and fostering faculty scholarship, as noted in our mission statement:

"The Center for Scholarship and Teaching develops projects, events, and resources to support transformative pedagogy and faculty scholarship in the service of teaching and learning at Saint Martin’s University."

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Saint Martin's faculty and staff enjoy a Friday Faculty Lunch Program in a classrom
Programs and events

We offer unique and engaging programming throughout the year. From "Friday Faculty Lunches" to yearly retreats and exclusive pedagogy-developing workshops, faculty have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills.

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Friday Faculty Lunch Program

Saint Martin's faculty and staff enjoy a Friday Faculty Lunch Program in a classrom

Join us for presentations by Saint Martin's faculty. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

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Curious (pedagogy blog)

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Experiments and musings about various online tools for teaching.

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Who is CST?

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Our director is thrilled to support the Saint Martin's community. Learn more about who she is and what she does.

Julia Chavez, Ph.D. »

How CST supports Saint Martin's faculty

Faculty will be supported in their efforts to be the best teachers in the classroom through the center’s practices of:

  • Disseminating information to the Saint Martin's community about relevant research and examples of best practices in teaching and learning through workshops, lunch programs, individual consultations, and campus partnerships;
  • Nurturing a culture of innovation through leadership and collaboration with SMU faculty in applying emerging technologies to teaching and learning goals;
  • Nurturing a culture of community through regular programs throughout the year that encourage the sense of belonging and the spirit of connectedness;
  • Establishing and fostering learning communities among faculty through ongoing programs related to teaching and focused workshops, such as new faculty orientation and the Core redesign efforts and training;
  • Fostering faculty scholarship in teaching, learning, and the disciplines;
  • Staying abreast of educational theory and practices by participating in related workshops and conferences, building a library collection (also for faculty), and conducting ongoing research on the scholarship of faculty development;
  • Collaborating across campus, regionally, and internationally to promote a dynamic teaching and learning environment and to build a vibrant community of scholars.