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“Adventist Higher Education: A Few Things to Keep in Mind” – Niels-Erik Andreasen

Date: April 16, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Niels-Erik Andreasen

Position: President, Andrews University (1994-2016); Professor of Old Testament Studies, SDA Theological Seminary

Topic: “Adventist Higher Education: A Few Things to Keep in Mind”

Venue: Chan Shun Hall

Attendance: 62

Presentation: Andreasen emphasized the need for economically efficient learning outcomes, individual character development, shorter & financially viable programs of study, administrative restructuring, a Christian emphasis combining academic quality with deep piety, growing Distance Education, building a Health & Wellness Center, reducing operations costs, nurturing new faculty, strengthening unity in diversity, a symbiosis of intellectual curiosity & genuine piety, top quality teaching (by professors with doctorates, fewer committees, who befriend students). He gave personal reasons for retiring & urged support for Andrea Luxton who will follow him as president.

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