According to our Strategic Plan, Andrews University will 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, and effective teaching and pedagogy. The theme for this year's Faculty Institute is Truth in Learning 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 15
8:15–8:45 a.m. Worship: Department of Music & Department of English
8:45–9:45 a.m. Plenary: The Joy and Responsibility of Teaching Well
Stewart Ross is the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at Minnesota State University (MSU), which began in fall 2002. He holds a PhD in music education from Northwestern University and has given over 100 workshops on course design at colleges and universities in 36 states, Canada, the Netherlands and the Middle East. Stewart has published two books and more than 40 articles. He served on the steering committee of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' Center for Teaching and Learning. He has also won a teaching award from the MSU student senate, two outstanding service awards, and a diversity award from MSU.
Friday, August 16
8:15–8:45 a.m. Worship: Seminary Men's Quartet & School of Health Professions
8:45–9:45 a.m. Plenary: Three Confusions: Category, Function, Identity
Leonard Sweet is currently the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew University, Madison, N.J., and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University, Portland, Ore. He has been vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the Theological School at Drew University for five years. Author of more than 200 articles, over 1,200 published sermons and dozens of books, Sweet is the primary contributor (along with his wife Karen Elizabeth Rennie) to the web-based preaching resource Sweet has held distinguished lectureships at various colleges, universities and seminaries, and has presented academic papers before major professional societies. The founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, Sweet is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, state conventions, pastors' schools and retreats.