St. Edward’s University is home to a vibrant faculty community comprised 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. 

St. Edward’s offers 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 & creative expression, and faculty development resources.

St. Edward’s University Guidelines for 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.

Faculty Development Resources

St. Edward's University provides many resources for faculty members to grow and develop their skills. The SPICE and P-SPICE programs are teaching reassignments awarded to faculty who are interested in pursuing scholarly research, pedagogical innovation and creative expression. The 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.

The staff of the 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. 

Faculty who wish to experiment with new teaching ideas or exploring ways technology can be used in the classroom may be interested in an Innovation Fellowship or a Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (TLTR) Grant.

The St. Edward's University 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 & Advising

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 Policies and Governance

The Faculty Manual is designed to provide general information to present and prospective faculty members of St. Edward's University. It contains the approved policies, procedures and performance expectations for all regular contracted faculty members.

Faculty governance is a multi-tiered effort that runs primarily through the Faculty Collegium, of which all contracted faculty are members, and the Faculty Senate, an elected body that includes representation from each school. Reporting to these bodies are several faculty committees, all with varying memberships and terms. We invite you to view the current faculty committees, as well as their membership and meeting documents.