2016 Summer Institute-Level 1
Introduction to the Biblical Foundation Course Design Model
“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9: 9-10 (NIV)
Program Description and Introduction:
The Summer Institute-Level 1 is designed to deepen the understanding of planning instruction to naturally include a biblical
foundation and a biblical Christian worldview within the teaching and learning experiences. Faculty will work collaboratively to
understand and use the elements, benefits, and best practices of Southern’s Biblical Foundation Course Design Model to design or
redesign a course to be taught during the fall or winter of the upcoming school year. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing active
learning techniques to meet individual millennial students’ needs and their calling, career, and vocations.
This will be an intensive one-week immersion in the process of curricular design, with support group meetings two or three times
during the school year following the Summer Institute. All participants should be prepared to invest all of this time in deep
engagement in the process. When applicants apply, they will identify a specific course to work on and submit a current syllabus if
this is a course redesign. All sessions will be highly participatory and must be attended. We will challenge professors to continually
consider new ideas and include novel approaches into the newly designed course which will identify a biblical course concept,
biblical examples (BEs), declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge components, learning outcomes (LOs), and active teaching
and learning activities (T/LA), with a fully developed feedback plan and an assessment plan. Institute attendees will acquire a new
lens through which to view the use of the higher education Biblical Foundation Course Design Model and teaching to millennial
learners, active teaching and learning strategies, as well as ways to move the course design/redesign process forward with other
Who is Eligible? Full-time Southern Adventist University professors
Summer Institute-Level 1 Dates: June 6-10 or July 11-15, 2016
Program Incentives: Academic Administration is partnering with the Center to provide each professor a $500 stipend once the
course design/redesign syllabus is completed and submitted. The newly designed/redesigned course documents are to be
electronically submitted to the Summer Institute eClass site before the stipend request will be processed. Once approved the
syllabus must then be uploaded into the professor’s course eClass site and the university’s course schedule, along with appropriate
reading materials, modules, rubrics and checklists. You will be also need to sign up to share at an up-coming Faculty Showcase.
Application Deadline is Monday, May 5, 2016. Application Process: Email a completed application including a copy of the current
course syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information: Please contact Cynthia Gettys, 423-236-2285 or Elaine Plemons, 423-236-2085.