Making World Changers Together

At Andrews University, we are committed to pedagogical excellence but also to inclusivity and community. You, the faculty, are at the core of this community, and Faculty Institute has become a rich Andrews tradition.

The theme for this year's Faculty Institute is Making World Changers Together It is informed by Paul's appeal to the church in Philippi: live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ... standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News (Philippians 1:27-28b).

Thank you for coming together to engage in this professional development opportunity and for all you do to make Andrews University a thriving, Christ-centered community.


Registration is closed.

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Thursday, August 15
8:05 a.m.
Newbold Auditorium
Thursday Worship and Music
The Watchmen: Abel Siamubi, Will Washington III, Emmanuel Gyamera, Opeyemi Adesina, Eugene Amponsah
8:30 a.m. Plenary: Cultivating Good Character in Students
Chris Miller, Wake Forest University

This keynote will include a brief clarification of what character is and what is involved in having a virtuous character, and then a presentation of a variety of different practical strategies for trying to cultivate good character in students. Among the ideas considered will be the importance of moral reminders, emulating good role models and exemplars, actually practicing virtuous behaviors, identifying our character flaws, and being shaped by Christian practices.
10 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions
12:30–1:45 p.m. Lunch (provided)
2–4:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:30–5:30 p.m. State of the University Address
Friday, August 16
8:05 a.m.
Newbold Auditorium
Friday Worship and Music
David Williams, Liz Muhlenbeck
8:30 a.m. Plenary: Why Understanding Culture is Important If We Are Community Builders?
Jerry Price

Culture is a strong part of people's lives. It influences their views, their values, their humor, their hopes, their loyalties, and their worries and fears. In order to build communities that are powerful enough to attain significant change, we need large numbers of people working together. Discover how we work with people to develop relationships and collaboratively create communities infused and energized through deliberate thought to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
10:00 a.m. Plenary: Advising Panels
conducted by Gary Burdick, Judith Fisher, Aaron Moushon, June Price, and Alayne Thorpe in Newbold Auditorium

The advising plenary session and panels have been designed with the purpose of providing principles and strategies that would assist faculty in recognizing the potential of advising relationships as a multifaceted systematic process that supports students in achieving educational, career and personal goals through the utilization of all of the available institutional resources. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the spiritual needs of the students and/or mentor them in spiritual growth
  • Identify students who may benefit from directly mentored research projects and help them find the appropriate research mentors
  • Identify the needs of students in the area of academic advising and provide the appropriate support
  • Identify students who are at risk and have the appropriate information to direct them to the people who can help them
11:20 a.m.–11:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions
11:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Saturday, August 17
Dedication Sabbath
At the conclusion of Faculty Institute, you and your family are cordially invited to participate in the inspiring events of the annual Dedication Sabbath (RSVP on next page).

Registration is closed. We look forward to seeing you for the events.