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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.

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. 

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Submit your proposal

Faculty/Staff Reading Group: The Ministry for the Future

Join fellow faculty and staff invested in caring for our common home as we read 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.
Over 4-5 sessions, we will read and discuss the book together. In addition, we will learn about trauma, forced migration, political economy, and technology in the context of a building a hope-filled future for our campus and our world. Optional opportunities to build community and take action will also be provided.
The group will meet on select Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the spring. Book scholarships are available. Register today to begin reading during the winter break, and you will be sent more details as soon as they are available.

Research and Scholarship Support

Fall 2023-Spring 2024 Mini-Seminar

  • 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)

A new call for mini-seminars will come out in spring 2024.

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