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Nov
21

Where Are We Going From Here?, Pt. 3 - Kairos Project Series

Sioux Falls Seminary recently participated in a collaborative research project on operational and educational models in theological education. The goal was to find some underlying causes for why students are graduating seminary with a crushing amount of debt.

Nov
16

Fourth Annual Excellence Awards Presented

Rhoda Carpenter, Greg Henson, Megan Miller, and Jeremy Bill were all recently honored when Sioux Falls Seminary presented its fourth annual Excellence Awards. Please join us in thanking our 2016 recipients for their roles in creating a culture of excellence in Christian service.

Nov
07

Where Are We Going From Here?, Pt. 1 - Kairos Project Series

For over 25 years, Larry Caldwell, Chief Academic Officer and Dean, has served as a missionary and been involved in theological education around the globe. He shares his thoughts on how the underlying philosophy of the Kairos Project can work well in global contexts.

Oct
31

A Thin and Blurry Line, Pt. 2 - Kairos Project Series

Outcomes-Based Education is an educational philosophy that focuses on the outcome not the pathway. Schools work with stakeholders to identify and articulate learning outcomes for programs, then decide how it will assess whether or not students have reached those outcomes.

Oct
24

A Thin and Blurry Line - Kairos Project Series

We've embraced an outcomes-based philosophy of education that permeates every program and educational track. Some students interact with that philosophy by taking a traditional course in a traditional way, while others interact through distance education and contextual learning opportunities.

Oct
17

We’re Building a Fan Club - Kairos Project Series

Roughly 70 students attended the recent Kairos Project intensive. Students came from three countries, two continents, and several states. All had one thing in common: they were here because someone told them about it.

Oct
10

Mentor Teams, Contextual Learning Good Ideas - Kairos Project Series

As we enter into the third year of the Kairos Project at Sioux Falls Seminary, I am more convinced than ever that mentor teams and contextual learning are great ideas. This reality should come as a surprise to no one.

Oct
03

Agile Program Development - Kairos Project Series

Agile Program Development is a method by which schools can develop programs that meet a need and are responsive to student and market realities. This philosophy embraces the idea that we are not the keepers of pedagogical truth.

Sep
26

Curricula, Assessment, and Efficiency - Kairos Project Series

As we enter the third year of this project, it is helpful to reflect on some of the early results and what we have learned. Today, we look at results as they relate to the impact Kairos has had on curricula, assessment, and efficiency.

Sep
19

Enrollment and Reach - Kairos Project Series

The Kairos Project has been up and running at Sioux Falls Seminary for two academic years. We are entering our third year, and students in the program account for nearly one-half of all the seminary’s master-level students. We have learned a lot over the past two years.

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