We will know we have addressed this imperative when there is a continuing process of review focused on ongoing alignment between the curriculum, the faculty, and the need to form judgment, vision, and character for church leadership, including ministerial leadership.
Provide members of the campus community responsible for the implicit and explicit curriculum (faculty and administrators) with ongoing education regarding the changing landscape of the churches, the academy, the student demographic, and the social, cultural, political, and economic influences, which shape the contextual narrative.
Continue to re-‐imagine the current M.Div. experience (including competencies; outcomes; structure; courses) to reflect desired implicit and explicit curricular goals.
Better equip current and newly appointed faculty to utilize a broad array of instructional methods through faculty development seminars, sharing of best practices, and mechanisms for individualized faculty development (e.g., sabbatical prospectus, annual report/review). Recruit new faculty who employ a diversity of pedagogical methods.
Increase diversity at all levels of the faculty (ranked and adjunct).