ERIC Number: EJ853707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Reviewing Faculty Competency and Educational Outcomes: The Case of Doctor of Ministry Education
Lincoln, Timothy D.
Teaching Theology & Religion, v7 n1 p13-19 Feb 2004
This research report interprets data from a 1902 survey of directors of Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs regarding the competency of faculty members viewed through the interpretive lens of peer review. According to directors, faculty members are more competent in teaching theological reflection than in teaching social science methods, despite the expectation that such methods are part of D.Min. education. The article discusses implications of the data for improving faculty performance, and suggests how the concept of critical friendship might assist those who teach in religious studies to give and receive criticism from peers. The article concludes with suggestions for further research in D.Min. education.
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Faculty Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Social Sciences, Religious Education, College Faculty, Surveys, Theological Education, Friendship, Criticism, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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