Each year, the Assemblies of God Executive Leadership and the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education host a three-day conference for faculty members and administrators from the 16 AG colleges and universities. This conference provides faculty and administrators with the opportunity to network with colleagues from other AG schools, exchange ideas specific to their academic disciplines and highlight current topics in higher education. Disciplines from all of the colleges and universities are included on a three-year rotating schedule.
Our conference on June 25 – 27 included faculty from the following departments and disciplines:
This year's faculty conference started with an entertaining introduction by Dr. Wood, General Supt. It continued with sessions on everything from integrating faith into academics to harnessing creativity for learner engagement. Dr. Jeff Hittenberger, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs at Vanguard University, engaged faculty in a discussion of how AG colleges must adapt for the future of higher education. Faculty members were stretched and challenged with new ideas and visions as they headed back to their schools.
Our conference on June 26 – 28 included faculty from the following departments and disciplines:
The main speaker, Dr. Leonard Sweet, a reknowned Christian author, spoke to AG Faculty about the changes in culture and education, and he drew from research in his book, "Viral". As technology and social media advance, Sweet demonstrated that we must advance with it, including the using new teaching methods within the classroom. Optional sessions were provided to faculty throughout the three days to encompass their interests and further their knowledge outside of their regular areas of teaching.