The Marks of a Christian Scholar: A Vocational Description (Part Four)
Mark Eckel, ThM PhD, Professor of Leadership, Education & Discipleship
Capital Seminary & Graduate School, Washington, D.C.
By what means will I be evaluated? What will someone identify to show that I am a Christian scholar-teacher-discipler? How will I know if my professorial life conforms to a standard?
Assessment questions haunted me during my PhD research. Validation is imperative in any scientific pursuit.Â But how could I objectivize outcomes that would lead to quantitative proof in an obviously qualitative endeavor? The literature review provided evidence. Others had been asking the same questions.
During my tenure as dean and then vice president of academic affairs I began to establish a written essay approach to professor evaluations. We spent a good deal of time together as faculty inside and outside of school.Â From other reading, I added to what I had discovered from others, developing a qualitative assessment rubric for college faculty.Â I believe that this process could benefit our interest in developing scholar-teacher-disciplers in Christian higher education. [Read more…] about Evaluating Christian professors