Leadership in Theological Education, Volume 3
Foundations for Faculty Development
The ICETE Programme for Academic Leadership (IPAL) was officially established in 2010 and arose out of the need to provide training to theological institutions in different regions of the world. IPAL provides a three-year cycle of seminars for the professional development of evangelical academic leaders and administrators to help institutions in their pursuit of quality and excellence in theological education.
This publication is the third and final volume intended to accompany and support the IPAL seminars as well as be an independent resource to aid theological institutions with faculty development.
Faculty development is at the heart of theological education. This book lays the foundation for institutions to equip, train and release emerging academic leaders to advance their careers and improve the standards of their teaching and research. The contributors to this volume share the findings of research conducted at evangelical academic institutions in various contexts around the world so other senior administrators can enhance the quality of theological education at their own institution.
I look forward to seeing theological schools and training programs renewed as faculty develop through the processes outlined in this volume. May the Lord transform us, so we can transform others.
Paul Allan Clark, PhD
Director of Education, Overseas Council
United World Mission
Leadership can be a solitary art. This book not only provides a rich palette of resources for those involved in leadership positions in theological education, but also gives a sense of global companionship in the task.
Marvin Oxenham, PhD
Director, ICETE Academy
General Secretary, European Council for Theological Education
This book contributes to the healthy development of recruitment and training of faculty. Gone are the days when we measure the success of faculty recruitment by the number of good recruits with excellent grades. Leaders are not only readers, but mentors who dare to spend more time in integrating theories with practical matters.
Joseph Shao, PhD
4th General Secretary of Asia Theological Association
President, Biblical Seminary of the Philippines
One excellent component of this book is how it goes from the big picture to very practical tools that can be promptly applied in our schools. A must-read for current and future academic leaders.
Jenniffer Contreras Flores, PhD
Academic Dean, SEMISUD, Ecuador
Table of Contents
- Part I – Foundational Considerations in Faculty Development
- 1. The Role of Faculty in Theological Education
- Fritz Deininger
- 2. Definitions and Concepts of Faculty Development
- Graham Cheesman
- 3. Establishing an Institutional Culture as a Foundation for Faculty Development
- Pablo Sywulka
- Part II – Practical Ways in Faculty Development
- 4. Designing and Implementing a Faculty Development Plan: Strategies for Faculty Development
- Robert W. Ferris
- 5. Administrative Responsibilities of Academic Leaders in Dealing with Faculty
- Les Crawford
- 6. Using Evaluation to Help Teachers Grow
- Steve Hardy
- Part III – Strategic Processes in Faculty Development
- 7. Building a Faculty Team
- Pieter Theron
- 8. Coaching Faculty Members in Their Career Development
- Ralph Enlow
- 9. Developing the Faculty as Mentors: Cultivating a Developmental Culture to Meet a Critically Missing Element in Evangelical Higher Education
- Ron Watters
- 10. Developing Academic Leaders from among the Faculty
- Orbelina Eguizabal
- The Contributors