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:

NEW: The Common Home Project - Kingfisher Institute Joint Seminar

The Global Engagement Office and the Kingfisher Institute have partnered to create a unique seminar experience. Our group is to advance capacity building across the university for regional and global partnerships and for projects related to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Applicants will commit to:

  • Participating in three meetings during the Spring 2021 semester;
  • Jointly planning virtual meetings during summer 2021;
  • Reading The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs (book will be provided);
  • Providing formative feedback for fellow participantsí project proposals during Fall 2021;
  • Considering a project proposal to the Common Home Project.    

Review the full CFP

Apply by March 22, 2021 via this application form.

Compassionomics Reading Group

Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference, by Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli. Faculty, students, staff, and alumni are welcome to join and will receive a free e-book while supplies last.

Meetings will take place on Wednesdays, Feb. 24, March 24, and April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Zoom.

John Lewis Read/Watch Group

Learn about late political and civil rights leader John Lewis, and discuss what it might mean to "get into good trouble" now. We will watch the film "Good Trouble" and read book 1 of the graphic memoir series, March. The film is free to watch through Creighton libraries and a limited number of free e-books are available.

  • Friday, February 19: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST: Film watch party via Zoom
  • Friday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CST: Book and film discussion via Zoom

Register today

Curriculum Development Grants

NOW OPEN: Magis Core Curriculum Course Development Grants: Anti-Racism

A call for proposals for revising Magis Core courses to incorporate anti-racist content and pedagogy is now open. Four awards of $700 are available for faculty members who currently teach a Magis Core Course.

EXTENDED: Review of proposals will begin on or around Feb. 15, 2021.

See the full CFP

2019-2020 Magis/KFI grant recipients:

  • Jay Carney, PhD, Dept. of Theology, for new "Ultimate Questions" course
  • Jeffrey Maciejewski, PhD, Dept. of Computer Science, Design & Journalism, for JRM 438 Information Ethics
  • Guy McHendry, PhD, and Erika Dakin Kirby, PhD, Dept. of Communication Studies, for Race in America BlueLine Resources