2016-17 Online Workshop

2016-17 Workshop for Theological School Faculty Teaching Online

The workshop is designed in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison for full-time theological school faculty to conceive, build, implement, assess, and redesign an online or hybrid course to be taught in the 2016-17 academic year. The primary focus is on developing and implementing a successful free-standing course, through an exploration of sound pedagogical practice within the hybrid or online venue. The workshop will be offered in a hybrid design, blending elements of individual work, three face-to-face sessions with peers on the Wabash College campus, and collaborative work in a virtual learning community. During the first summer, participants will engage in an intensive program that includes an online course bookended by meetings on the Wabash College campus. In two face-to-face sessions and an online experience, participants will design and build their own online or hybrid course. It is necessary for participants to teach the course they designed during the 2016-17 year and to gather assessment information from their students. Concluding with a session in the summer of 2017, participants will review their assessment information, share best practices, wrestle with deeper issues of pedagogy and sociology of learning, and revise their courses accordingly


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the unique opportunities and challenges for effective teaching and learning posed by each of the traditional, hybrid, and online teaching venues
  • Explore issues of pedagogy and the sociology of learning communities as applied in the online and hybrid venues
  • Make informed decisions about how to shape effective pedagogical and sociological strategies for the venue in which they will be used, in order to achieve the desired learning outcomes
  • Design, construct, implement, assess, and revise a well-conceived and pedagogically sound course for delivery in an online or hybrid format
  • Experience how to design and execute activities and processes in the various venues in order to achieve learning outcomes aimed at affective, relational, and formational outcomes.


The Wabash Center will cover all local expenses and travel to Crawfordsville, Indiana for the three face-to-face sessions. In addition, participants will receive an honorarium of $3400 for full participation in the online course and all face-to-face sessions.  



Front Row:  Lynn Jost (Fresno Pacific University), *Stacy Williams-Duncan (Curry School of Education, UVa), *Steve Delamarter (George Fox Evangelical Seminary), *Bridget Powell (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Arch Wong (Ambrose University College and Seminary), Jin Han (New York Theological Seminary). 

Second Row: Carolyn Wright (Aquinas Institute of Theology), Seung Ai Yang (Chicago Theological Seminary), Vanessa Lovelace (Interdenominational Theological Center), Annie Tinsley (Shaw University Divinity School), Melinda McGarrah Sharp (Phillips Theological Seminary), Chanequa Walker-Barnes (McAfee School of Theology-Mercer University), *Paul Myhre (Wabash Center). 

Third Row:  Miriam Perkins (Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan), Erik Heen (Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia), Michael Sweeney (Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan), Bradley Widstrom (Denver Seminary), Harold Washington (Saint Paul School of Theology), Michael Koppel (Wesley Theological Seminary). *Leadership/staff


Workshop Information


  • First Session:
    May 31-June 3, 2016, Wabash College
  • Online Sessions:
    June 6-July 31, 2016
  • Second Session:
    August 4-6, 2016, Wabash College
  • Third Session:
    May 23-26, 2017, Wabash College

Leadership Team

  • Steve Delamarter, Portland Seminary, Director
  • Stacy Williams-Duncan, Curry School of Education, UVA
  • Bridget Powell, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Paul O. Myhre, Wabash Center

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