Since 2011, Glynis Bradfield has directed student services for high school and university students studying online through Andrews University. Her responsibilities include coordinating academic advising for all undergraduate distance degrees, credit for prior learning across all schools, and precollege services. Since 1998, Glynis has also led the development of circle.adventist.org, as the curriculum and instruction resource center linking educators transnationally. While raising three chlidren, she invested in leading Adventurer, Pathfinder and Sabbath School Ministries and coordinated children's ministry training. As adjunct faculty, she has taught Mathematics and Secondary Teaching Methods.
During 1985-1998, she served as a missionary educator in South Africa, Zambia, and D.R. Congo, developed a literacy center and managed translation, fund-raising for and production of several books and K-12 Bible curricula. Her interests in comparitive education and meaningful assessment of Christian spiritual growth in Adventist education prompted her doctoral research, 2008-2011, developing and validating the Growing Disciple Inventory, since refined and expanded to paper and online versions for children, youth, and adults.
Current Research or Professional Activities
Exploratory research on the impact of advanced placement credits on FTIAC (first time in any college) student achievement and persistence.
Exploratory research on the impact of appreciative and pro-active advising strategies on post-traditional and at-risk student achievement and persistence.
Educational design research through continued development and validation of versions of the Growing Disciples Inventory of Christian spiritual development.
Action research on best practices in undergraduate distance degree student services.
Information management and ongoing development of Adventist educational resource sharing through leadership of circle.adventist.org
Consulting in child and youth Sabbath School curriculum development.
Advising orientation, faith integration, and preparing for college online course development.