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The scholarly process at Azusa Pacific University should be an ongoing endeavor that fosters a culture of inquiry, informed by faith; involves students; contributes to the quality of teaching, research, and scholarship; and has a direct and lasting impact on learning. The products and processes of scholarly activities will be diverse, reflecting the strengths of each discipline as well as individual gifts.

Transformational Scholarship Team Members

Team Leader, Laurie A. Schreiner, Ph.D.
Professor, Doctoral Higher Education
School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

The Faculty Research Council (FRC) is the faculty governance body that supports the Transformational Scholarship theme for the WASC Educational Effectiveness review (EER).

Chair, Josh Morris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Carole Lambert, Ph.D.
Professor, English
Director, Office of Research

Kevin Huang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology and Chemistry
Director of Undergraduate Research

Lou Hughes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Grants

Sue Aspley, M.S.
Associate Professor
University Libraries

Patricia Bonner, Ph.D.
Professor of Doctoral Studies in Education
School of Education

Kimasi Browne, Ph.D.
School of Music

Jim Fujitani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bonnie Huiskes, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Jau-Lian Jeng, Ph.D.
School of Business and Management

Dennis Okholm, Ph.D.
School of Theology

Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D.
School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

Cahleen Shrier, Ph.D.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Overriding Goals

By fall 2012, the university will have:

Research Questions and Strategic Goals

Capacity and Preparatory Review

CPR Q1. How do university faculty and students define and engage in transformational scholarship?

By the end of the CPR, we expect:

Educational Effectiveness Review

EER Q1. To what extent does student engagement in scholarship impact student success?

EER Q2. In what ways does faculty scholarship influence their teaching, service to the community, professional effectiveness, or contribution to their discipline?

By the end of the EER, we expect:


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