Workshops

2022 Hybrid Teaching and Learning Workshop for

Mid-Career Faculty Teaching at Evangelical Theological Schools & Seminaries

 

Schedule of Sessions

All Virtual Sessions – Mondays, 4:00-6:00 EST

  • Session 1 – March 14, 2022 (virtual) 
  • Session 2 – April 11, 2022 (virtual) 
  • Session 3 – May 16, 2022 (virtual) 
  • In person: June 20-24, 2022 – Wabash Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana 
  • Session 4 – August 15, 2022 (virtual)
  • Session 5 – September 19, 2022 (virtual) 
  • Session 6 – October 17, 2022 (virtual) 
  • Session 7 – November 7, 2022 (virtual)

 

Application Deadline

December 15, 2021

 

Leadership Team

Ruth Anne Reese, Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary 

Leopoldo Sanchez, Ph.D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

 

For More Information, Please Contact:
Paul Myhre
Senior Associate Director
Wabash Center 
301 West Wabash Ave. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
myhrep@wabash.edu

Instructions for Leaders

 

Description

This workshop invites mid-career faculty who have taught for a minimum of 7 years, are at least 7 years away from retirement, and are currently teaching at an evangelical theological school or seminary to join a supportive community of peers and leaders who will engage in an exploration of issues related to identity, institutional context, and the pursuit of excellence in teaching. The workshop will explore the following: cultural identity in an evangelical context; navigating institutions in mid-career; resources for growth in the craft of teaching; fostering a spirituality of teaching.

The hybrid workshop will gather 14 participants for seven online sessions and an in-person summer session at Wabash Center. Sessions will include small group and plenary discussions, structured and unstructured social time, and time for personal and communal discovery, relaxation, restoration, exercise, meditation, restoration, and shared meals.

Workshop Goals

  • To learn to inhabit one’s unique personal and vocational identity within the academic/institutional context
  • To cultivate sources of nourishment for navigating institutional cultures
  • To explore dimensions of the spirituality of teaching 
  • To integrate personal and vocational identity in teaching

Participant Eligibility

  • Minimum of 7 years of full-time teaching and at least 7 years prior to retirement
  • Job description or contract that is wholly or primarily inclusive of teaching 
  • Teaching in an accredited Evangelical Theological School or Seminary in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada 
  • Institutional support and personal commitment to participate fully in all workshop sessions 

Application Materials 

Please complete and attach the following documents to the online application:

1. Application Contact Information form. 

2. Cover letter:

  • An introductory letter describing your evangelical teaching context and stating your reasons for wanting to participate in the workshop (250 words).

3. Brief essay:

  • Describe a crisis in the classroom, how you dealt with it, and what you learned from it (300 words).

4. Academic CV (4-page limit). 

5. A letter of institutional support for your full participation in this workshop from your Academic Dean, Provost, Vice President, or President. Please have this recommendation uploaded directly to your application according to the online application instructions. 

Honorarium

Participants will receive an honorarium of $3,500 for full participation in the workshop. 

Wabash Center