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At many schools the new academic year will begin with an interim Dean at the helm of the academic administration office Thats not a stretch for a guess as most deans in theological schools have a 43 to 45 year tenure In most cases the interim deans will have ...

When I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer everything seemed to cave in on my body as questions narrowed: first what to take out via surgery then what to put in via chemotherapy and food and eventually to possible internal causes due to genetic flaws Although everything and ...

Is there a pedagogical responsibility to traumatize our students Im not thinking of some unbridled notion of tough love in grading or an exaggerated insistence that actions have consequences or even routine attempts to challenge assumptions and perspectives Rather is there a pedagogical responsibility to make students feel less ...

Teaching-learning is often a perilous process Occasionally in the midst of delivering carefully structured lectures facilitating balanced yet critically engaging discussions or working with students one-on-one life intervenes in a dramatic and direct fashion Three years ago I was teaching a summer course on Methodist church history for Master ...

Early adopters of instructional technologies for years have been trying to raise awareness of the need for theological education to be adaptive never mind innovative--that just seems not in the DNA of most theological schools to the emerging realities of learning in higher education Many have been warning that ...