Professional Development & Research
The Council offers a variety of venues for professional development through workshops, networking and helpful research. All CCCU faculty opportunities exist to further the Council's mission to help our institutions transform lives by by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth.
The Networking Grants for Christian Scholars program encourages collaborative scholarship among faculty serving at CCCU member institutions and to connect these faculty with broader networks. The goal of the program is to create and disseminate high quality scholarship that brings Christian voices into contemporary academic conversations.
SCIO (Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford), a subsidiary of the CCCU, has been awarded a grant of £1 million to carry out an enhanced set of summer seminars aimed at developing interdisciplinary skills among faculty in the disciplines of science and religion. The seminars will be held in Oxford in July 2015 and 2016. Please note: Participants have been selected for the 2015 and 2016 seminars. Future seminars have not been announced.
The CCCU in partnership with the Issachar Fund is pleased to provide CCCU scholars and artists with a retreat opportunity in a cottage near Lake Michigan for the purpose of research, reflection, writing, and production of scholarship or creative work in one of the Issachar Fund's four areas of inquiry:
These subject areas may be addressed from within any academic discipline. The retreat may be for as little as a six-week period, or as long as the full academic year.
In addition to benefits to the scholar, the scholar's home institution will receive a grant to help defray the institutional costs associated with providing the participant with a leave from teaching and administration.
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