Christian colleges expect faculty to clearly articulate an figuring out of the impacts that Christian faith has on their teaching, research, and service. Many faculty find this dimension in their work-ceaselessly labeled the integration of faith and learning-confusing and difficult to understand in practice, to assess, and to describe. This volume begins by clarifying two things. It summarizes the faith/learning discussion and offers a working conception of faith/integration specifically for Christian college faculty. It then outlines what deans, provosts, and tenure-promotion committees normally expect faculty in Christian colleges to grasp and do. Allen and Badley introduce the very popular framework of Ernest Boyer and the Carnegie Foundation (Scholarship Reconsidered, 1990). They then present both a framework for assessing faith/learning integration within the three dimensions of teaching, research, and service and step by step instructions for reporting and describing the person faculty member’s approach and success. The book closes by calling both the Christian college and the person professor to the vocation of teaching, shaping, and sending.
Faith and Learning: A Practical Guide for Faculty