Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:09:00 -0000 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:09:00 -0000 Faculty Technology Showcase <p color:="" font-size:="" helvetica="" line-height:=""> These monthly presentations are facilitated by faculty who demonstrate and discuss various uses for technology and tools. Opportunity is provided for Q&amp;A sessions. These sessions run from 12&ndash;1:30 p.m. and lunch is provided. RSVP is required.&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:00:00 +0000 Online Evening Book Club <p benton="" font-size:="" helvetica="" letter-spacing:="" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115);"> <span style="padding-top: 0px;">Designed for online faculty and any on-campus faculty who would prefer this format, this book club provides support for online and blended teaching practices; discussing ways to foster active learning, increase engagement, and bridge the distance inherent in the online format.</span></p> <p benton="" font-size:="" helvetica="" letter-spacing:="" style="margin: 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; color: rgb(102, 106, 115);"> <span style="padding-top: 0px;">The book for 2017&ndash;2018 is &ldquo;The Golden Climate in Distance Learning: The Secrets of Immediate Connection, Engagement, Enjoyment, and Performance</span>.&rdquo;&nbsp;The first 25 faculty and adjunct faculty who register and commit to attending all three sessions will receive a complimentary copy of the book (if you are not on campus, register soon to allow time for mailing a copy of the book).</p> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:05:10 +0000 Christmas Greetings to Online Students <div> The School of Distance Education and International Partnerships and Griggs International Academy staff and student workers recorded a short video message to span the distance to the homes of each of our online and off-campus students in this festive season.&nbsp;<a href="">Watch the video</a>&nbsp;as we reflect on God's greatest gift that keeps on giving...</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In the fullness of time</div> <div> An angel spoke to Mary&mdash;</div> <div> You will bear a son and his name shall be Emmanuel</div> <div> God with us.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In the fullness of time&nbsp;</div> <div> Caesar Augustus issued a decree that the world should be taxed</div> <div> For this, Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In that fullness of time&nbsp;</div> <div> Mary&rsquo;s time had come&nbsp;</div> <div> Christ, the Savior was born&nbsp;</div> <div> Wrapped in swaddling cloth</div> <div> Cradled in a manger&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In that fullness of time&nbsp;</div> <div> The glory of the Lord surrounded shepherds&nbsp;</div> <div> As a multitude of angels sang&mdash;&nbsp;</div> <div> Glory to God in heaven,&nbsp;</div> <div> And on earth let there be peace</div> <div> And goodwill among all people&nbsp;</div> <div> Shepherds came from their fields&nbsp;</div> <div> While wise men journeyed from the east</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The fullness of time had come with&nbsp;</div> <div> A pregnancy</div> <div> A decree</div> <div> A manger</div> <div> A son</div> <div> Jesus, Emmanuel</div> <div> God with us&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The Savior had come</div> <div> To walk among us</div> <div> To bring light to fight the darkness</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In the fullness of time&nbsp;</div> <div> The Saviour, Emmanuel, sacrificed all</div> <div> For you</div> <div> For me</div> <div> For us</div> <div> &nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div> All of this in the fullness of time</div> <div> God sent his son, Jesus Christ, Emmanuel</div> <div> God with us, the greatest gift</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We rejoice in this good news and wish all of our online and off-campus students peace and joy, wherever you are.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!</div> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:27:43 +0000 December 27 LearningHub Upgrade <p> On December 27, LearningHub will be unavailable during a scheduled upgrade. <strong background-color:="" font-size:="" id="yui_3_17_2_1_1512437043813_386" pt="" style="color: rgb(128, 0, 0); font-family: ">LearningHub will be&nbsp;<span id="yui_3_17_2_1_1512437043813_390" style="text-decoration-line: underline; color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">UNAVAILABLE</span>&nbsp;for a maximum of 10 hours starting on&nbsp;<span id="yui_3_17_2_1_1512437043813_389" style="color: rgb(255, 0, 0);">December 27, 2017, at 12 p.m. (noon) EST</span>&nbsp;(GMT -5).&nbsp;</strong></p> <p> Please plan ahead accordingly. Contact us if you have any questions!</p> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0000 Online Spanish Ministry Certificate <p> Andrews University now offers a fully online Spanish Ministry Certificate. Students gain biblical and theological foundations for practical Hispanic ministry, delivered through six engaging, interactive online courses and a mentored practicum. The subsidized&nbsp;tuition&nbsp;is ony $285 per credit hour.&nbsp;All courses and student services are fully provided in Spanish.</p> <p> La Universidad de Andrews ofrece un Certificado Ministerial en espa&ntilde;ol completamente en l&iacute;nea. Los estudiantes obtendr&aacute;n bases b&iacute;blicas y teol&oacute;gicas para el ministerio pr&aacute;ctico hispano, impartidas a trav&eacute;s de un aprendizaje en l&iacute;nea interactivo e interesante. Los seis cursos de certificado (18 cr&eacute;ditos) y el apoyo de los estudiantes se proporcionar&aacute;n en espa&ntilde;ol. El descuento de matr&iacute;cula es solo $285 por hora de cr&eacute;dito! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> Los cuatro cursos que se ofrecer&aacute;n en la primavera de 2018 son:</p> <ul> <li> RELP 240 Testificaci&oacute;n Personal</li> <li> RELT 225 Creencias Adventistas</li> <li> RELB 245 Hermen&eacute;utica y Ex&eacute;gesis&nbsp;</li> <li> RELB 111 Introducci&oacute;nal Antiguo Testamento&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> &iexcl;Las solicitudes se est&aacute;n aceptan ya para <a href="">comenzar el 8 de Enero de 2018</a>! Por favor comparta esta excelente noticia con colegas, pastores, miembros de la iglesia y otros interesados en un programa en espa&ntilde;ol que sea flexible y asequible. Por favor distribuir esta <u><a href="">descripci&oacute;n general del programa</a></u>, tambi&eacute;n pueden bajar e imprimir <u><a href="">el p&oacute;ster</a></u> e <u><a href="">inserciones de boletines</a></u> para compartir con otros. No dude en contactar un consejero acad&eacute;mico en <a href=""></a> o&nbsp;<a href="">visite nuestra p&aacute;gina web</a> para obtener m&aacute;s informaci&oacute;n, y no te olvides de &quot;like&quot; y compartir nuestra p&aacute;gina de <a href="">Facebook</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:47:53 +0000 Adventist Online Learning Conference at Andrews <p> On Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, Andrews University seemed to pulse as the sounds of new voices and bustling people flowed throughout its campus. Hosted by the <a href="">Andrews University School of Distance Education &amp; International Partnerships</a>, <a href="">Griggs International Academy</a> and <a href="">Montemorelos University</a>, the <a href="">Adventist Online Learning Conference</a> began.</p> <p> According to Janine Lim, associate dean for online higher education at Andrews University, this international conference was &ldquo;the first with this name,&rdquo; although it was not the first conference on online learning organized for Adventists. The conference, whose forerunners included the Adventist Virtual Learning Network conferences (1999&ndash;2006), followed the October General Conference meetings. The objective of this conference was to create a space to explore and discuss current trends and best practices in online education. Participants shared ideas and projects that enable the best use of the online environment, aligning technology to needs of the Adventist church in its mission and defining ways to collaborate and share effective practices.</p> <p> Education leaders and teachers from all levels gathered from around the world to grow their knowledge and expand their skillset in the realm of online education and learning.</p> <p> Each morning of the conference began with a provided breakfast and brief worship. Afterward there were keynote presentations by individuals such as Larry Blackmer, vice president for education for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Darcy Hardy, associate vice president for Enterprise Consulting at Blackboard Inc., and Ismael Castillo, a professor at Universidad de Montemorelos. These presentations addressed a variety of topics, ranging from the philosophy of Adventist education to particular online courses of interest, such as pastoral recertification or ministry outreach. Some of these keynotes were presented in both English and Spanish, and even streamed on Facebook in order to reach a broader audience across the globe.</p> <p> Keynotes were followed by breakout sessions, which fostered communication and exchange of ideas regarding the topics presented. Networking breakfasts and dinners were also provided to build on this goal of sharing resources and exploring areas of opportunity for fulfilling the mission of online education in the context of the Adventist church.</p> <p> Following the conference, individuals expressed a series of positive viewpoints regarding their newfound skillsets. Daryl Gungadoo, a keynote speaker at the conference and broadcast engineer at Adventist World Radio, stated that the conference was &ldquo;an awesome place to exchange ideas on innovation in education!&rdquo; Heather Fletcher, a nursing educator at Northern Caribbean University who tuned in via the Facebook streamed keynotes, stated that it was &ldquo;great to be watching and learning of the many online ALC resources.&rdquo;</p> <p> According to Lim, &ldquo;Technology provides opportunities for extending the reach of Adventist education in a variety of ways. Educators networking and learning from each other is what the conference is all about.&rdquo; The Adventist Online Learning Conference website (<a href=""></a>) proclaimed that, &ldquo;online education makes it possible to expand the reach of the Adventist educational system into the homes and workplaces of Adventists unable to attend a residential campus,&rdquo; and with its diverse cast of keynote speakers, breakout sessions and presentations from a variety of qualified individuals, this conference succeeded in doing just that.</p> <p> For those of us who could not attend this conference, there are still ways to get involved and learn and support the growth of the church and education in the online sphere. For instance, some of the keynote presentations have been posted on the <a href="">Adventist Online Learning Conference Facebook page</a> for public viewing. Many of the conference proceedings are also available, including a <a href="">detailed program and handouts</a>.</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:33:54 +0000 Demystify Registration with Three New Tutorials <p> New to Andrews University? or mystified by changes in the registration process? Three short videos provide step-by-step help for anyone trying to activate their Andrews University username, register online, or financially clear. With captions and Spanish subtitles, share these links to save time (and sanity?):</p> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="">Username Activation</a></strong></li> <li> <strong><a href="">How to Register</a></strong></li> <li> <strong><a href="" target="blank">How to Financially Clear</a></strong></li> </ul> <p> Undergraduate freshman and transfer students are encouraged to also review this checklist to be sure all prior college-level learning has been evaluated.&nbsp; Use these 10 questions to check you're on the right track to save time and money:</p> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="">Prior Learning Questions</a></strong></li> </ul> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:29:22 +0000 Faculty Technology Showcase <p color:="" font-size:="" helvetica="" line-height:="" style="font-family: "> These monthly presentations are facilitated by faculty who demonstrate and discuss various uses for technology and tools. Opportunity is provided for Q&amp;A sessions. These sessions run from 12&ndash;1:30 p.m. and lunch is provided. RSVP is required.&nbsp;</p> <div> &nbsp;</div> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:00:00 +0000