Faculty Resources

We are always looking for faculty to collaborate so we can move students toward their exceptional life outcomes. Let us know how we can support you. We are here to complement and enhance your work with students.

Sign Up for Classroom Presentations

The IDEA Center is available to provide professional development presentations for students in your class or program. Our purpose is to guide students to discover their calling through engagement with academic, experiential, and professional pursuits. Our end goal is for students to achieve exceptional life outcomes.

Please provide at least one week notice in order for us to effectively execute your presentation request. Topics include the following:

  • Calling and Vocation
  • Career Pathways per Major
  • Finding an Internship
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking and LinkedIn
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Strengths Related Content
  • Custom Presentation (please contact the IDEA Center directly to discuss this option)

To request the IDEA Center to present in the classroom, please contact the IDEA Center at idea@georgefox.edu

IDEA Center Resources for Faculty

The IDEA Center offers a variety of resources to share with your students. Faculty can utilize these resources to build a better outcome for George Fox students. Use these resources to help reach our goal of driving student success.

CAP Coaches

CAP Coaches assist students with course schedules, major selection and General Education requirements, helping students stay on track toward graduation. We also direct students to resources that aid them in discovering their purpose through career mapping and connect them with internships and other potential work experiences.

Faculty members are the primary advisors for our students, and your expertise is invaluable. CAP Coaches will partner with you equipping students to understand the big picture of how their academic pursuits and career goals work together to shape their success. Our CAP Coaches work closely with faculty to offer expertise, build on ideas and to better serve our students.


If you would like an oppotunity to be posted in Handshake, contact our office for assistance.

Contact the IDEA Center at idea@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2330. 

Make an Internship or Job Opportunity Known

Do you know of an internship or job opportunity students can take advantage of? Send us an email to idea@georgefox.edu or call the IDEA Center at 503-554-2330 so we can post it!

Become a Faculty Instructor for Internships/Field Experience

Students who apply for internship for credit must list a faculty member from the respective discipline as their faculty instructor. Students are asked to meet with this Instructor prior to completing the online form for credit on Handshake to work through details and develop clear Learning Objectives.
If you are listed as the faculty instructor on a Field Experience, you will receive an email titled "An Experience Needs Your Approval."  To access the student's internship information, you can click on the link within the email. You then have the choice to Approve or Decline the details of the internship form, as well as leave a comment. If declined, the IDEA Center will communicate with the student to make any necessary changes or clarifications. Once all approvals are collected we will submit the learning contract to the registrar’s office.
Contact the IDEA Center regarding any questions related to the Handshake system.

For more details, read the the full  faculty instructions .