Faculty Development

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    Teachers are a gift from God to the church to help his people put truth into the practice of their daily lives. They are also the greatest resource that any training program has, especially when we consider the impact that the lives of teachers have on students. 

    But what kind of teacher do we really need in theological education in order to develop knowledge and ministry skills and to see growth in character?   What does excellence look like generally in a faculty member and how do we help develop  and promote it?  

    The competence to address these questions and implement action plans are essential characteristics of a good leader in theological education. 

    Course Outcomes

    This course is primarily designed for academic leaders who administer teachers but it will also have benefit for all those who teach. Those completing this course will gain the tools to evaluate teachers and to develop practical plans for developing their own teaching skills and those of their faculty team. 

    Course content
    • Introduction to faculty development
    • Excellence in Teachers
    • Are your faculty good role models?
    • Willingness to Grow?
    • Gifted for teaching?
    • Do your teachers make up the right team for the programs that you offer?
    • Invest in your teachers – Make your institution an environment where people love to teach
    • Invest in your teachers: Strengthen your teaching team
    • Invest in your teaching team by developing or discovering new teachers


    This course is authored by Dr Steve Hardy as an IPAL course.  Steve has worked as a missionary educator in a variety of global settings for about 40 years. He was the director of the Overseas Council Institute for Excellence, served as SIM’s International Coordinator for Theological and is current a senior consultant to ICETE. He has worked with both TEE and upper-level formal theological education. His doctoral work was in missiology looking at areas of learning cross-culturally.

    Delivery mode

    This is a self-paced online course.


    10 hours of learning.

    ICETE Academy points

    10 points.

    Completion requirements

    You will need to complete the learning sections, a set of self-evaluations of yourself and your faculty team, suggestions for faculty development in your context and a short quiz assessing your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and procedures of faculty development. 

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