Wabash Center Grant Program The Wabash Center provides funds for projects that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religion and theological studies as taught in colleges, universities, and theological schools. Routinely, we fund projects that focus on: improving teaching and learning practices in and beyond the classroom; nurturing ...
Workshops and Colloquies Each year Wabash launches a new set of workshops (for early career faculty) and colloquies (on specified topics, for mid-career faculty) that meet regularly throughout the year. Read more Round Tables The aim of the Round Table gathering is to shape a conversation that will be inter-generational, ...
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List of Consultants
Consultants Available To Facilitate Faculty Conversations Wabash Center consultants are faculty and administrators drawn from a variety of colleges, universities, and theological schools. Our consultants have a depth of experience with issues of faculty development and ways to strengthen the classroom experience. We pair consultants with a school's written ...
Scholarship on Teaching
Annotated links to books, articles, and websites about teaching in Theology and Religion Book Reviewsreviews of books about teaching in higher education Podcastsvarious podcast series Syllabus Collectionsyllabi submitted by faculty The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching0pen-access, free-online Teaching Online for COVID-19resources, advice, and support Browse Topics How ...
Educating Clergy Conference Resources
Weird Religion: A Podcast (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. A podcast for people who know religion is weird, but love it anyway. Your hosts, Leah Payne and Brian Doak, are both professors, authors, and pop culture aficionados, whose interests range from archaeology and history and linguistics to LARPing and The Walking Dead. Episodes tackle some piece of ...
Teaching In Higher Ed (Podcast Series)
This podcast, hosted by Bonni Stachowiak, airs weekly. The podcast focuses on topics such as excellence in teaching, instructional design, open education, diversity and inclusion, productivity, creativity in teaching, educational technology, and blended learning.
What's the Difference between Assessment and Evaluation?
Handy 1-page summary of difference between grades and assessment, from the Duke University website.
Times Higher Education (Podcast Series)
Podcast Series. In each podcast the editors provide a review of the current issue of "Times Higher Education."
Incorporating Museums into Course Design
Museums were a significant aspect of my childhood education. Living in Philadelphia, we were a family who regularly visited museums and historic sites. Saturday family activities, summertime daytrips, and adventures when out-of-town relatives visited, would typically involve museum excursions. The spring field trips by George Washington Carver Elementary School, funded ...
Fictionalized Bodies: Assigning Novels in Undergraduate Courses
When utilizing embodied pedagogy, I am constantly aware that my own experience and positionality is limiting. I am a white woman from the southern part of the United States who is currently living in Denver. I have traveled some and have lived in several cities around the United States, but ...
Scholarship through Performance - Part Two
Scholarship through Performance – Part Two When I started to think about a play, I never imagined how hard it would be. To write/perform a play to bring my clown--a new entity--into existence, is a lot of work. I have a theater director working with me and he tells me ...
Abstracting Grace - further adventures in Art Theology: Part Two
Due to a snow delay, my seven-year-old daughter came with me to class the other day. I teach an honors’ version of our intro Religions of the World course in the morning. She sat at a desk in the back corner of the room, working on a story about, I ...
Sociology of Religion
This 2021 course by Chelsea Starr at Eastern New Mexico University is an introduction to the basic perspectives with which sociologists analyze the relationship between religion and society. Explores the social processes at work in congregations and denominations, new religious movements, conversion/deconversion, religious identity, secularization, minority religions, inequalities and religion, ...
Around a Religious Text: The Bhagavadgītā
A 2020 course by Manasicha Akepiyapornchai at Cornell University "explores the Bhagavadgītā in different aspects to answer the question of how powerful a religious text can be. We will discuss how translations, commentaries, biographies, and scholarly sources shape the Bhagavadgītā and contribute to its popularity in the premodern and ...
Missional Church and Leadership
A 2021 course by Mark Lau Branson at Fuller Theological Seminary is a "practical theology course that engages biblical, theological, and practical matters in ecclesiology and leadership."
A 2020 course by Andrew Monteith at Elon University is "designed to familiarize students with Christian history, with the key topics which have been relevant to assorted Christians, and with the diversity that falls under the umbrella term 'Christianity.'"
Irreligious and Secular Religion
A 2020 course by Andrew Monteith at Elon University "investigates traditions that—in many cases—would not identify themselves as 'religion,' or which attempt to reject 'religion' as a concept. Examples of such traditions include New Atheism, Satanism, the veneration of social and political systems, Scientology, and even some religions ...
Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities
A curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact (teaching strategy) can be saved, shared, and downloaded.
"Seeing the Unseen: Art and Politics in the Biblical Studies Classroom"
"“Town Hall Meeting” on the Bible in Contemporary Issues "
"Crossing the Threshold by Unlearning the “Truth” in Biblical Studies"
This short essay describes a teaching strategy that addresses two of the threshold concepts named by John Van Maaren in his essay “Transformative Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: Toward a Threshold Concept Framework for Biblical Studies,” also published in this issue of the journal.
"All Interpretations Are Subjective"
This short essay describes a teaching strategy that addresses a key threshold concept in undergraduate biblical studies courses – how an interpreter’s location within a particular tradition influences that interpreter’s understanding of biblical texts about gender, sex, and sexuality. It is a companion essay to John Van Maaren’s “...
Peer-to-Peer Interaction Modules in the Study of Religion
Women of Color Faculty Members Transitioning to New Teaching Contexts
Threshold Concepts in Teaching the Bible in a Small Liberal Arts College
Self-Location and Sympathetic Listening
The Art of Dialogue: Teaching Interreligious Understanding through the Arts
The Dynamic Interplay between Context and the Language Learner
Urban Preparation - Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education
Transforming Adults Through Coaching (New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 148)
Coaching has grown exponentially as a professional practice and as a discipline in recent years. According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), the number of coaches worldwide increased from some 30,000 in 2008 to 47,000 in 2012. Coaches assist individuals with a variety of vocational and personal issues in both public and private sector ...
Learning, Development and Education: From Learning Theory to Education and Practice
There can be no question that understanding (implicit or explicit) learning theory undergirds effective teaching. This is especially true when instructional topics become confusing or diverge from the common experience of students. Many of the topics students encounter as they study theology and religion fall into this category, and it ...
Mentoring: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives
In Mentoring: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives, Thompson and Murchison provide a thoughtful collection of essays on Christian mentorship. As a whole, this collection contributes to the growing body of scholarly work on mentoring by offering “windows on mentoring that are biblically grounded, theologically informed, communally diverse, and generationally attentive” (3). ...
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss Online Education
A conversation about the benefits, possibilities, and challenges of teaching online with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss Scholarship & Teaching
A conversation about scholarship and teaching with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.
The Wabash Center at AAR/SBL 2016 (part 1 of 2)
Teachers and scholars of theology and religion speak about what The Wabash Center has done to help them with their work. See you at AAR/SBL 2016!.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss How to Give Final Exams
As finals week draws near, Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College discuss how they, as teachers and educators of theology and religion, prepare to give final exams.
Eric, Kate & Roger Discuss How to Dress for the Front of the Classroom
A practical conversation about what to wear in front of the classroom with Dr. Roger Nam of George Fox University, Dr. Eric Barreto of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Kate Blanchard of Alma College.