Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning

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The Center for Teaching Excellence and Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning (CTE-BFFL) offers professional development for SAU's faculty with a focus on the incorporation of Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning and an Adventist Biblical Christian worldview. The Center supports excellence in teaching, research, and service which enhances student learning. We collaborate with faculty respecting a wide variety of instructional approaches and recognizing the need for individual differences among faculty and disciplines.

The Center provides:

  • Focus on the incorporation of Biblical Foundations of Faith and Learning and an Adventist Biblical Christian Worldview into all SAU's courses
  • Professional development programs - Faculty Showcase, Teach³ (Professor Study Circles), TechBytes, Summer Institute for Curriculum Design, and other requested workshops
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • New Faculty Mentoring Program
  • Faculty promotion support (portfolio assistance and classroom observation)
  • Confidential coaching consultations regarding the teaching process and the incorporation of learning experiences from an Adventist Biblical Christian Worldview as connected to the individual disciplines
  • Collaboration to assist with curriculum design and redesign
  • Calling, Career, and Vocation emphasis for sophomores (Southern Sophomore Success Program), faculty, and staff
  • Collaboration among university personnel
  • Resources for developing a biblical foundation for teaching excellence, classroom teaching, student learning, and assessing options
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Subcommittee of Academic Research Committee (ARC) support for faculty and student research