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2014-15 Teaching and Learning Workshop for
Pre-Tenure Theological School Faculty

July 14-19, 2014 - First Summer Session at Wabash College
January 22-25, 2015 - Winter Session at Mustang Island
June 8-13, 2015 - Second Summer Session at Wabash College

Leadership Team
Evelyn Parker, Perkins School of Theology
Michael Bourgeois, Emmanuel College, Toronto
Francisco Lozada Jr., Brite Divinity School
Damayanthi Niles, Eden Theological Seminary
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center

Malinda Berry, Bethany Theological Seminary
Lynne Darden, Interdenominational Theological Center
Robert Heaney, Virginia Theological Seminary
Cameron Howard, Luther Seminary
Gerald Liu, Drew Theological School
Eboni Marshall Turman, Duke Divinity School
Safwat Marzouk, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Gilberto Ruiz, Loyola Institute for Ministry
Katherine Shaner, Wake Forest University Divinity School
Shanell Smith, Hartford Seminary
Najeeba Syeed-Miller, Claremont School of Theology
Lisa Thompson, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Linn Tonstad, Yale Divinity School
Devin Zuber, Pacific School of Religion

This workshop will gather 14 faculty in their first years of teaching for a week in two successive summers and a weekend winter retreat in a warm location. The purpose of the workshop is to create a community of committed and skilled teachers who are interested in exploring the following:

  • An understanding of the philosophy and practice of the teaching profession
  • The importance of developing collegial relationships that enrich one’s professional and academic life
  • How to negotiate issues of power and authority within the institution
  • How issues of diversity – cultural, racial, religious, gender normativity, and others – influence one’s teaching role within the institution and the larger academic world
  • The changing situation of theological education today and consequent demands on educators
  • The importance of balancing work and play as an integral part of the teaching vocation

The workshop balances plenary sessions with small group discussions and workshop sessions, structured and unstructured social time, and time for relaxation, exercise, meditation, restoration, and lots of good food and drink.

Workshop Goals:
The workshop will equip participants to:

  • Reflect critically on teaching philosophies and practices
  • Foster relationships that will support and sustain participants over the year of the workshop and beyond
  • Fashion unique identities as teachers
  • Understand and navigate institutional cultures

Participants will receive a stipend of $3,400 for full participation in the three sessions, plus local expenses and travel. We are prevented from paying stipends to participants who are teaching in the U.S. under an H-1B visa.
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Follow-up Summer Fellowship 
All participants are eligible to apply for a $5,000 fellowship to advance their professional development as teaching scholars. These awards are for five weeks of dedicated work during summer 2015 (not inlcuding the week of the workshop).
Read more about the Workshop Summer Fellowship 

More Information
Paul Myhre, Associate Director
Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Wabash Center 301 W. Wabash Avenue Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 wabashcenter@wabash.edu
(765)361-6047 phone (800) 655-7117 toll-free (765)361-6051 fax

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