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Faculty and Staff Development Opportunities

The Institute offers opportunities for faculty and staff from across the disciplines to connect under a shared mission of transforming and integrating the paradigms and pedagogies of liberal arts and the professions. Faculty and staff can make these connections through:

  • participating in reading groups, 
  • participating in lectures, seminars and events, 
  • applying for upcoming teaching and research fellowships,
  • attending professional development opportunities, and more.

Research and Scholarship Support

NEW CFP: Collaborative Scholarly/Creative Project Mini-Seminars, 2024-25

In a mini-seminar, small interdisciplinary groups meet throughout the year as they begin a collaborative project and build a team. Submit a proposal for up to $5000 for your team's project.

Proposals due May 1. View full call for proposals.

Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Mini-Seminar Projects Awarded

  • Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary Scholarly and Creative Project between SPAHP Department of Occupational Therapy and Heider College of Business Accounting Department: Angela Lampe, OTD, OTR/L, Brenda Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, Yongyue Qi, MS, PhD (OT Dept.), Ali Maloy, MS, CPA, Maggie Knight, DBA, CPA, CGMA (Accounting Dept.)
  • Enhancing Compassionate Palliative Care with Al: Respecting Human Dignity and Cultural Diversity: Jacob Siedlik, PhD, CSCS (EXS) Amanda Kirkpatríck, PhD, RN (Nursing), Steven Fernandes, PhD (Computer Science); Kaitlyn Heinneman (Exercise science major) and Kaylee Van Handel (Data science major)
  • Helping Pre-Health Students Write Personal Statements: Faith Kurtyka, PhD (English Dept.), Meghan Dowd Schlattman, PT, DPT, CSMT (Exercise Science & Pre-Health Professions), Seth Kleinwort (Career Center), Jess DeWall (Center for Advising Resources & Support) and Amelia Harahap (BA'23, English, anticipated)
  • LifeSavers: An Interprofessional Critical Care Escape Room: Theresa Jizba, DNP, AGACNP-BC, ACHN, Lindsay Iverson, DNP, APRN-NP, ACNP-BC (DNP program), Andrew Eckhart, BS, NRP, EMS-I, Ryan Batenhorst, EdD(c), MEd, NRP (Paramedicine Education)

Curriculum Innovation

To integrate content related to our initiatives into courses at all levels, the Institute invites Creighton faculty members to apply for curriculum development grants.

We are especially interested in curriculum development that also: 

  1. embeds interprofessional passport activities in courses and/or 
  2. responds to the U.S. Surgeon General’s health advisory on the epidemic of loneliness and isolation

About 5-10 grants of $1000 each will be available this year. 

Read full CFP

Submit your proposal by May 31.

Faculty/Staff Reading Group: The Ministry for the Future

Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 20, and April 10, 4-5:30 p.m.
CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education, 5th floor
Refreshments and informal social time included.

Join fellow faculty and staff invested in caring for our common home as we read and discuss the novel The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.
A work of speculative fiction, the novel begins in 2025 with a massive heatwave that kills millions of people in India. It documents the various responses—scientific, political, economic, activist, and others—to the emerging crisis. The story shows how hope and change and effective human agency are possible even in the face of dire circumstances.
Optional opportunities to build community and take action will also be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability Programs, Kingfisher Institute, and School of Medicine. 
Registration is closed. 

Thanks to the Kingfisher grant, I took the extra effort and planning required for me to work with incorporating more technology into my courses, enriching the way in which I would ordinarily have discussed the required literature.
— Kathleen Rettig, PhD, Instructor of English