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.

Curriculum Development Grants

The Kingfisher Institute and Magis Core Curriculum regularly partner to offer course development grants. Faculty who have an idea for revising a course in line with Institute themes may send an email to kingfisher@creighton.edu.

2021-2022 Grant recipients
Congratulations and kudos to the recipients of Magis Core/Kingfisher Institute Antiracism Course Development Grants:

  • Britta McEwen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Margo Minnich, DNP, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
  • David Reed, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, Design & Journalism

Each recipient will add or strengthen components of antiracism in a Magis Core Curriculum course in the coming academic year, 2021-2022.

2019-2020 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