Improving Student Learning

The Board of Trustees, faculty and staff affirm that student learning is at the core of our purpose as a Seminary. The ability to measure learning accomplishes two purposes: it allows us to demonstrate our accountability to our various publics, but more importantly, it provides us with the capacity to impact and improve the degree of learning that occurs in our Seminary.

The Seminary has developed a Plan to Assess Student Academic Achievement, in accordance with the requirements of The Association of Theological Schools. The plan ensures the Seminary has specific learning outcomes for each of its degree programs and validates that students earning degrees have achieved those outcomes. Validity measures include instructor assessment, certification trainings, employer surveys, and evaluations by external professionals. The results of the assessment efforts are used to improve instruction as necessary to guarantee that our students can succeed in ministry endeavors.