If you are you seeking ways to deepen your own work or develop your faculty colleagues as Christian teachers and scholars, we want to make you aware of an opportunity this summer. The de Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development at Calvin University is developing a platform of short online courses for faculty. These courses explore theological and practical issues related to the integration of Christian faith with the work of higher education. This platform is called “Reflecting Faith: Resources for Christians in the Academy.”
The courses in Reflecting Faith are intended to provide busy faculty members with substantial and practically applicable resources to strengthen the relationship between faith and learning in their lives as scholars. They will be offering these courses during two-week periods this coming June, July, and August. Courses typically take 6-7 hours of a participant’s time. Though they are asynchronous, they also include a variety of interactive elements. The courses that they are offering this summer are:
- June 1 - June 11: two courses: Educating for Shalom; The Authority of Scripture
- July 26 - Aug 6: three courses: The World as God’s Creation; Hospitality to the Stranger; Faith and Pedagogy
Individual scholars who sign up for a course will be placed in a group with other participants involved in higher education around the world. They are inviting institutions to consider recruiting cohorts of their faculty members to complete one or more of these courses.
This registration form
includes additional details about the courses, as well as instructions for how to sign up. Financial aid is available if the course fee is a barrier. For questions, please contact Matt Lundberg, de Vries Institute director, [email protected]