The Noel Academy for Strengths-Based Leadership and Education furthers strengths-based approaches to teaching, learning, and leading.

The academy offers a variety of strengths-oriented resources to identify and nurture the strengths of lifelong learners engaged in academics. Academy faculty and staff also provide consultation, certification, and leadership development programs for higher education professionals desiring to employ a strengths development approach to produce thriving students and campuses.

News & Features

  • Reclaiming the Term "Evangelical"

    Robert Duke, Ph.D., interim dean of Azusa Pacific's School of Theology and Seminary, says this election cycle perpetuates misunderstandings of what constitutes true evangelicalism.

  • Huddled Masses

    For those displaced by violence and turmoil, Chancellor Angela Merkel is affectionately known as “Mama Merkel.” Like orphans, they have come seeking a forever home in her country.

  • New Program Prepares Seniors for What’s NEXT

    APU’s NEXT program comes alongside graduating seniors, addressing a wide range of issues and ensuring a smooth transition into the next phase of their lives.