The Center for Scholarship and Teaching has a rich tradition of curating and delivering innovative and transformative learning opportunities for over a decade.

How can you get involved?

  • Yearly Summer Workshops
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Summer Institute On Teaching and Learning 
  • October Teaching and Learning Symposium
  • Spring Diversity Institute 
  • Weekly Friday Faculty Lunch Program 
  • New Faculty Orientation Program
  • Sustainability Program and Learning Garden 
  • Yearly Spring/summer Writing Retreats at the Lambert Lodge

Our programming

Professor John Weiss presents his work on NASA's Cassini project

Weekly Friday Faculty Lunch Program

The Friday Faculty Lunch Program, in existence since 2003, features presentations by Saint Martin’s faculty on pedagogy, faculty scholarship, and timely subjects at noontime on Fridays. Staff and faculty are invited to the series which is held in Harned Hall 117. The weekly lunch program begins in mid-October and continues throughout the school year when classes are held on the main campus. A light lunch and beverages are served.

Decisions on the year’s presentation program are decided by an advisory council of faculty and the center’s directors by Sept. 30 and announced the first week in October. 

If you are interested in presenting a Friday Faculty Lunch session, contact Olivia Archibald by Sept. 10.

  • Friday Faculty Lunches

    Fridays at Noon in Harned Hall 117

    Food and Beverages Provided

    Fall Semester

    Oct. 16
    “A Conversation about Today's NASA: What Does NASA Really Do, and Why Should We Continue Doing It?" Paul Slaboch, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering.

    Oct. 23
    “Backpacking with Students: Lessons from Life on the Road.” Jeff Birkenstein, Professor, English; and Irina Gendelman, Associate Professor, Communication.

    Oct. 28
    SPECIAL WEDNESDAY PRESENTATION: “Green Dot.” Coordinator Tim McClain, Director, Housing and Residence Life.

    Oct. 30
    Saint Martin’s Regional Symposium on Teaching and Learning: “The Global Community.” 8:30-5 pm, Harned Hall 110. (No Friday Faculty Lunch)

    Nov. 6
    “Expanding Possibilities for Research and Information Literacy Curriculum: New Programs and Electronic Resources at O’Grady Library.” Kael Moffat, Information Literacy Librarian.

    Nov. 13
    “Showcasing Saint Martin’s International Programs and International Week Activities.” Panel presentation by staff from Office of International Programs and Development.

    Nov. 20
    Celebrating Jazz, Winter, and the Coming Holidays with Music.” Darrell Born, Associate Professor, Music; Joe Mailhot, Associate Professor, Mathematics; and a special guest.

    Spring Semester

    Jan. 15
    Walking Distance: Pilgrimage, Parenthood, Grief, and Home Repairs. David Hlavsa, Professor, Theatre Arts, reading from his memoir.

    Jan. 22
    “Women Priests at Barking Abbey in the Late Middle Ages.” Katie Bugyis, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies.

    Jan. 29
    Sabbatical Presentation: “Reconsidering the Academic Essay and College Writing: What History and Research Tell Us.” Olivia Archibald, Professor, English.

    Feb. 3
    SPECIAL WEDNESDAY PRESENTATION: “Fulbrights and Other International Opportunities.” Faculty-in-Residence Marcia Grant.

    Feb. 5
    “Situating Concepts:  An Examination of Knowing Concepts in Activities, Interactions, and Practice.” Floraliza Bornasal, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering.

    Feb. 12
    Sabbatical Presentation: “Poetry Scholarship and Russian Translation.” Jamie Olson, Associate Professor, English.

    Feb. 19
    “Trust Repair in Work Groups: Is It Possible?” Wendy Fraser, Assistant Professor, Business.

    Feb. 26
    “A Signature Core: Why Should We Care?” Kathleen McKain, Associate Professor, French; and Director, Core Programs.

    Mar. 4
    “Launching the Affordable Care Act in Washington State: How We Spent $300,000,000.” Donald Conant, Assistant Professor, Business; Richard Onizuka, Founding CEO, Washington Health Benefits Exchange (retired); and Jonathan Seib, Health Care Policy Director for Governor Christine Gregoire.

    Mar. 18
    “Women’s History Month: Women at SMU Reading Their Writings.”

    Apr. 1
    Sabbatical Presentation: “Reality Check, A Teacher Educator’s Journey into K-12 Schools.” Belinda Hill, Associate Professor, Education.

    Apr. 8
    “Recent Biological Research and a Look at Camtasia Video Software in the Classroom.” Samuel Fox, Assistant Professor, Biology.

    Apr. 15
    Fulbright Presentation: “A Year in Finland.” Aaron Goings, Assistant Professor, History.

    Apr. 22
    Evaluation of This Year’s Friday Lunch Program; Plans for Next Year’s Session.

    Past schedules

    2014-2015 »