2010-2011 President's Report

Academics


"I really took to heart what we learned in Christian Mind about 'All truth is God’s truth.' I realized that it’s not just sticking God into every lecture somewhere, but that all learning is part of worshiping God."

–Isaiah Day '13

The academic program, with the faculty-student relationship at its heart, continued its strong work throughout the year. Highlights include:

  • Launch of several new undergraduate programs in design (in the art department), film (in the English department), and marketing (in the business department), and the master of arts in teaching program;

  • Preparation for the launch of a political studies program, including a minor and concentration within the history department, and the hiring of Dr. Cale Horne in the fall of 2011 to lead this new program.

  • The continuing flow of excellent publications by our faculty, including Ten Myths of Calvinism by Ken Stewart, God So Loved He Gave by Kelly Kapic, Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation by Jay Green, and Nourishing the School Community: Comprehensive Induction and Professional Learning Communities for Christian Schooling by Jim Drexler;

  • Initiation of the Framework Series, built on the content of our first-year course "The Christian Mind" and funded by a generous foundation grant, to introduce faculty members in primary and secondary schools to the framework and foundations of Christian education;

  • Reapproval of Covenant's education department programs by the Professional Standards Commission of the State of Georgia;

  • Initiation of an exciting multi-faceted relationship with a vibrant Christian education enterprise in Indonesia, including student internships and faculty interchange;

  • Installation of "smart technology" in every classroom;

  • Connection to the Online Computer Library Center's Web-Scale Management Services system - Covenant was the first college in Georgia and the 11th worldwide to introduce this innovative cloud-based integrated library system.

 

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