St. Edward’s University is home to a vibrant faculty community of highly talented and dedicated individuals. Our faculty members are teachers, mentor-scholars and researchers who challenge students to grow intellectually and as human beings. 

We offer a rich diversity of programs that provide challenging career opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. Our progressive curriculum equips students to take on their world as conscious citizens and lifelong learners. We have compiled helpful information for faculty, including important information related to teaching, scholarship and creative expression, and faculty development resources.

Academic Program Review

St. Edward’s University’s Academic Program Review (APR) provides a systematic and continuous means of assuring academic excellence in student learning. It is designed to encourage accountability and dialogue among members within the department under review as a self-reflective, continuous process within the broader institutional and discipline-based contexts. The process is meant to assist programs in understanding their distinctive and collaborative roles within the University community and with relevant external constituents. It provides the foundation for assessing student learning and for making evidence-based plans and decisions to foster improvements at all levels of the institution. Program reviews are integral to planning, resource allocation, and other decision-making within the university.

The review consists of a three stage process, which includes both internal analysis and the work of an external review team. Many of the APR-related expenses are covered by the university.

ERT Materials

Self-Study Report Template 

Faculty Development Resources

SPICE and P-SPICE: Reassignments awarded to faculty who are interested in pursuing scholarly research, pedagogical innovation and creative expression.

Presidential Excellence Grant: Provides competitive grants to faculty who are interested in enhancing their disciplinary expertise and contributing to the distinctiveness of St. Edward's University. Eligible faculty may also apply for a sabbatical for research, writing, or new educational experiences.

Office of Sponsored Programs: Works with faculty to identify and create opportunities for financial support of research and creative expression, and then supports them throughout the grant process. 

Innovation Fellowship and Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Grants: Experiment with new teaching ideas or explorie ways technology can be used in the classroom 

Institutional Review Board (IRB): Works with faculty and student researchers to protect the rights of participants in human subjects research undertaken with or by members of the university community

Resources for Teaching and Advising

The Center for Teaching Excellence 

Writing Center Help for Faculty: Learn about resources are available to your students for help with writing assignments

Office of Fellowships: See what fellowship opportunities are available for students and get help writing letters of recommendations.

Symposium on Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression (SOURCE)

Instructional Technology Support

Instructional Technology focuses on the teaching and learning experiences at St. Edward's, and how technology can improve both. Come to them for the following resources:

  • Help setting up your course in Canvas or using one of our other academic tools
  • Help designing your technology-enhanced course or assignment, whether it's face-to-face, hybrid/blended, low-residency or online
  • A workspace and a hub for course and assignment creation, staffed with instructional designers
  • A digital media space for both students and faculty, which is staffed with multimedia designers and equipped with rooms for audio and video production
  • Technology workshops, videos and other how-to and training resources
  • Help finding and designing a class for active learning or other specialized learning spaces

For other technology assistance, please contact OIT Support.

Faculty Manual

Section I of the Faculty Manual is designed to provide general information to present and prospective faculty members of the university. It contains a collection of documents with which faculty members should familiarize themselves including:

Section II of the Faculty Manual contains the approved policies, procedures and performance expectations for all regular contracted faculty members of St. Edward's University. 

Appendices

Every effort has been made to provide current and correct information. The university reserves the right to make exceptions to the terms and provisions of the Faculty Manual in appropriate circumstances.

Faculty Governance

All contracted faculty are members of the Faculty Collegium. The Collegium generally meets once a semester and is a forum for faculty to be informed of developments on campus and for discussion of issues of interest or concern. Most faculty business is conducted by the Faculty Senate. The Senate is elected, with representation from each School, undergraduate and graduate, and the Library, as well as some members elected at large. 

Faculty Governance

Faculty Senate and University Committees

Document Archive