According to University’s strategic plan, Andrews University will provide an academic environment that nurtures excellence in pedagogy and research in a strong faith environment; and be known for that excellence.

In an effort to provide this academic environment that nurtures excellence in pedagogy and research, 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 University’s four strategic initiatives: Live Wholly, Explore Intentionally, Engage Globally, and Learn Deeply, as well as a fifth strand to examine Emerging Practice. As such, the theme for this year’s Faculty Institute is Live Wholly: Explore! Engage! Create!

The University embarked on the four strategic Initiatives because each initiative is core to our identity. To Live Wholly is to value whole-person education – Mind, Body, and Spirit. Faculty and students are concerned with thought, academic excellence, collegial relationships, and a life of balance, in order to advance the vision and mission of the University and Church.

Thus, the year’s Institute is another step on our continued journey toward excellence. Let’s Live Wholly: Explore! Engage! Create!


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Thursday, August 11th
10:00 AM

Wellness, Fitness and Integration into Everyday Life

Gretchen Krivak


10:00 AM - 12:20 PM

2:00 PM

Pursuing Truth and Constructing Knowledge in the Christian Academy: Diverse Perspectives

Tom Goodwin, Andrews University
Vanessa Corredera, Andrews University


2:00 PM - 4:20 PM

Friday, August 12th
10:00 AM

The Realities of Purpose-Guided Education Across Disciplines

Jerry Pattengale


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:20 AM

Nurturing Faith and Critical Thinking in the Classroom

Peter J. Lyons, Andrews University


11:20 AM - 12:20 PM