Andrews University continues to provide an environment that nurtures excellence in pedagogy and research in a strong faith environment; and we will be known for this excellence.

The Faculty Institute is an opportunity to engage the entire faculty in professional development around themes that are important to us as an academic community. Accordingly, this year's Faculty Institute is centered on the integration of faith and learning, assessment, high tech teaching & learning, research, effective teaching and pedagogy, and wholeness and balanced. The theme for this year's Faculty Institute is With All Your Heart, Soul and Mind and the Institute is another step on our continued journey toward excellence.

RSVP and Schedule

Please visit our schedule page to RSVP, learn more about the featured plenary sessions and choose from a variety of pre-institute and workshop sessions.


Plenary Sessions

Below is a schedule of the plenary sessions

Thursday, August 14
8:15–8:45 a.m. Worship: Caryn Pierce
8:45–9:45 a.m. Plenary: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Timothy Dale received his PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. He teaches in the areas of political theory, American government and constitutional law, and advises pre-law students. His primary research interest is democratic theory, and he has written on the subjects of inclusion and democracy, civil society, and political messaging in popular culture. His publications include Political Thinking, Political Theory, and Civil Society (2009) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent in American Popular Culture (2010). He has presented at conferences and has done workshops on the scholarship of teaching and learning. His plenary presentation will be on the scholarly approach to teaching.
Friday, August 15
8:15–8:45 a.m. Worship: Thomas Shepherd and Seminary Quartet
8:45–9:45 a.m. Plenary: The Idea of a Christian College: The Creation and Redemption of Learners and Learning
Perry Glanzer is the resident scholar of religion, ethics and higher education at Baylor University, since fall 2002. His research interests include the study of moral education and the study of the relationship between religion, education and politics. His scholarly work addresses these topics in both the U.S. and the former Soviet Union with his first book, The Quest for the Russian Soul: Evangelicals and Moral Education in Post-Communist Russia, covering this topic in the Russian context. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Moral Education, Educational Policy, Journal of Church and State, Christian Scholars Review, Religious Education, English Journal, Journal of General Education, Journal of Education and Christian Belief, and Religion, State and Society. Perry currently teachers courses addressing religion and politics, religion and education, character education, biblical heritage and contemporary issues and Western educational thought. He received his BA in religion, history and political science from Rice University, an MA in church-state studies from Baylor University, and his PhD from USC.