Edward and Linda Speed Catholic Studies Faculty Development and Research Fund

The Edward and Linda Speed Catholic Studies Faculty Development and Research Fund provides grants to support faculty research, teaching and program development that integrates elements of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) and Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The focus of the Fund is to provide faculty with an opportunity to think through how their professional development does or could engage with the Center for Catholic Studies and serve our community more tangibly and intentionally by embracing our Catholic heritage, mission and its teachings.


Engaging the Mission Conversations

Engaging the Mission Conversations are monthly discussions hosted by the Center for Catholic Studies during which specific mission-related topics will be presented. Each session reflects upon a different characteristic of a Marianist university with faculty who engage the topic and have successfully connected it to pillars of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.


New Faculty Mentor for Mission Program

The New Faculty Mentor for Mission Program helps the University more fully inform new faculty members about the institution’s Catholic Marianist mission. The program aims to welcome and provide collegial support for our new faculty while helping them build a foundational understanding of Catholic and Marianist thought processes, and explore the impact of Catholic and Marianist values and spirituality on teaching.

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