Andrews University continues to provide an environment that nurtures excellence in pedagogy and research in a strong faith environment.

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 Living Wholly within the context and integration of engage globally, learn deeply, explore intentionally, and emerging practice. The theme for this year's Faculty Institute is Live Wholly: Explore. Engage. Create. (Isaiah 58:11). 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 11
8:15–8:45 a.m. Thursday Morning Devotions: Stephen and Susan Zork
8:45–9:45 a.m. Plenary: “The Andrew's Philosophy of Christian Scholarship”
Andrews University's faculty make significant contributions to the scholarship in their academic disciplines and to the World Church. We have affectionately referred to the philosophy that informs how we contribute to scholarship, the Andrews Way. This presentation will discuss this Andrews Way — our philosophy of Christian scholarship.
Andrea Luxton is the sixth president of Andrews University. Before coming to Andrews University, Luxton served as president and vice president for academic administration at Canadian University College (now Burman University), as an associate director of education at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and as principal/president of Newbold College in England. She holds a PhD in English from Catholic University of America and a postgraduate diploma in Institutional Management and Change in Higher Education from University of Twente, Netherlands.
Friday, August 12
8:15–8:45 a.m. Friday Morning Devotions: L. Monique Pittman Ph.D. & Tiffany Summerscales Ph.D.
8:45–9:45 a.m. Plenary: “Why I Teach: Ultimate Questions Still Matter and Transcend Personal Profiles—of Pupils and Professors”
The ultimate purpose of higher education is to transform lives — the lives of the students and their professors. As such, we should create live-changing experiences for our students. The dream needs to be stronger than the struggle, and longevity studies reflect strong student success rates when addressing both parts of this reality.
Jerry Pattengale (PhD, Miami, Ohio) has some twenty books in print, and numerous essays in key venues such as Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Washington Post, Books & Culture,, Patheos, Chicago Tribune, and Christian Post. He serves as executive director of education, Museum of the Bible (Washington, D.C.) and is University Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University (the first in its history), where he has held several top positions. He has various international projects and awards and is editor-in-chief of the multifaceted, high-tech Bible curriculum with the Museum of the Bible, approved for all schools in Israel (several versions, 2015-2017). He has distinguished appointments at the Sagamore Institute, Tyndale House-Cambridge, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Excelsia College (Australia), and serves on the boards of the Religion News Service (Washington, D.C.), Yale University's Johnathan Edwards Center, and as associate publisher of Christian Scholar's Review. He is executive director of One of his books forthcoming in the fall is in a series he co-edits with Emanuel Tov, and includes 14 original translations of Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, Leyden). The Hoosier State Press Association gave him its 2016 "Best Sportswriter Award" for his satirical essay, "The Fed Ex Cup and Political Swings." USC and Houghton Mifflin presented him their National Student Advocate Award in 2000.