Wabash Center Grant Program The Wabash Center provides funds for activities that enhance teaching and learning in the fields of religious and theological studies as taught in colleges, universities, and theological schools. We fund projects that focus on at least one of three areas: improving teaching and learning practices encouraging ...
Different Kinds of Gatherings: Summer Workshops and Colloquies Applications due January 15 Each summer Wabash launches a new set of workshops (for early career faculty) and colloquies (on specified topics, for mid-career faculty) that meet for a week during 2 successive summers. Read more Conferences by Invitation Although most of our programming ...
Books, Articles, Syllabi, and Websites to Support Teachers of Theology and Religion The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching Wabash Center's Journal Browse or search for published articles, submit a manuscript for publication, read content available for free download, subscribe. Read more Scholarship about Teaching SoTL Books, articles and websites about ...
Consultants for Faculty Conversations on Teaching and Learning The Wabash Center provides facilitators for various faculty conversations about topics and questions in the areas of teaching and learning. We draw our consultants from teaching faculty who are skilled at assisting conversations that explore, clarify, and address crucial issues of teaching ...
Scholarship on Teaching
Annotated links to books, articles, and websites about teaching in higher education Send Comments and Suggestions: Thomas Pearson, Associate Director, Wabash Center Book Reviewsreviews of books about teaching in higher education Podcastsvarious podcast series Syllabus Collectionsyllabi submitted by faculty The Wabash Center Journal on TeachingOpen-access, free-online Browse Topics How do ...
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."
Making Memes as Public Theology in the Seminary Classroom
Teaching theology in the seminary is challenging. Many students, burning with zeal to do the “real work” of ordained ministry, pastoral care, often cannot immediately perceive theology’s role in that endeavor. Its utility for building community, performing diaconal service, celebrating liturgies, or providing spiritual formation is often not as ...
Getting the Right Answer Wrong
One of the most unfortunate practices in instruction is a teacher trying to get “right answers” from students. This is not to say that getting your students to get it right is a bad thing–in fact, it’s very desirable. Usually what happens, however, is that the teacher is ...
The Power of Teaching is in Your Hand: The Phone as a Revolutionary Pedagogical Device
I learned something this holiday season—my first holiday season as a grandfather. My family traveled from Atlanta, Georgia to Orlando, Florida to surprise my mother, Mrs. Earlene Watkins, on her 80th birthday. The surprise is summed up in this moment. Mrs. Earlene Watkins, My Mother My mother didn’t ...
“What Preachers Can Learn from Filmmakers” Part 1 (of 4): Nobody Goes to the Cinema to Read the Screenplay
Introduction to the Series The cinema has become an important means of cultural communication, a contemporary language in need of understanding and explication . . . Some even believe that cinema studies is positioned to become the new MBA, a means of general preparation for careers in fields as diverse as law and ...
My Big, Scary Move! … toward freedom
With the possible exception of Drew University Theological School where I was on faculty for twenty years, the Wabash Center has been the most influential institution to my vocational formation. I participated in my first Wabash workshop in 2000 and received my first grant in 2001. Since then, I have worked as ...
Setting the Stage for Black Choice: Theatre of the Oppressed as Container for Resistance, Black Joy
An annual open-access, peer-reviewed journal presenting research papers, literary essays, manifestos, production and book reviews, photo essays and videos, community-based voices and actions, and other hybrid projects that address popular education and liberatory theatre, produced by Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, Inc. (http://ptoweb.org/)
Zoom in on Interpretive Skills
One-page Teaching Tactic that uses pages from a children's book to concretize theoretical lessons about exegesis such as the contextual translation of words, reading in community, and larger literary, historical, social, and theological contexts.
The Buddha’s Positionality
One-page Teaching Tactic that helps students reflect critically on their own positionalities and to culturally and historically contextualize the life of a human figure they are studying.
Maximizing Engagement between Online and On-Campus Students Via Zoom
One-page Teaching Tactic describing break out groups that integrate online-distance students with face-to-face students in the classroom.
Does This Sound Religious?
One-page Teaching Tactic that describes assignments using the new Religious Sounds Project database, helping students explore what counts as "religion."
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.