Support for Faculty & Staff

Faculty Seminar

The faculty seminars, offered every other year, have been essential to the sustenance of vocational dialogue among faculty and between faculty and students. Though the faculty members teach and mentor the students that pass through the university each year, they also remain the focus for institutional memory and vision. Thus, we believe that cultivating faculty understanding of the Center’s mission and purpose is highly worthwhile. An institutional sense of community is also enhanced significantly through these seminars.

The next faculty seminar will take place in 2020-2021.

Faculty/Staff Dinner Dialogue

To continue cultivating a climate of vocational interest and a space for discussion, we offer one event each year (usually during spring term) that focuses attention on an issue of interest to faculty and staff. These dinner dialogue occasions provide an opportunity for conversations across disciplines about common concerns that shape the lives of our students. These dinner dialogues are free and open to all Furman faculty and staff, though space is limited.

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James H. Smart Award for Fostering Vocational Exploration & Reflection

The award is given each year to a Furman University faculty or staff member who exemplifies a deep commitment to students and who encourages them to reflect seriously on their life’s calling(s).

Learn more about the Jim Smart Award