Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Learning Outcomes for the Doctor of Ministry in Prophetic Leadership are designed to address the following four areas from the Standards of the Association of Theological Schools: "(a) advanced theological integration that helps graduates effectively engage their cultural context with theological acumen and critical thinking; (b) in-depth contextual competency that gives graduates the ability to identify, frame, and respond to crucial ministry issues; (c) leadership capacity that equips graduates to enhance their effectiveness as ministry leaders in their chosen settings; and (d) personal and spiritual maturity that enables graduates to reinvigorate and deepen their vocational calling."
Iliff's Doctor of Ministry Degree Learning Outcomes related specifically to these areas are as follows:
- Engage in an ethical, substantive, and culturally relevant research process that identifies and investigates an area in ministerial context that calls for prophetic leadership.
- Develop theoretical knowledge, analytical skills, and contextual awareness that enable students to engage in, contribute to, and advance the study and practice of prophetic leadership.
- Cultivate disciplines and tools necessary for lifelong theological reflection in the practice of ministry.
- Refine competencies and self-awareness in the art of prophetic leadership within the contexts of culturally diverse congregations, denominations, and communities of intersectional identities and institutional cultures.
Assessment of these Learning Outcomes is undertaken by the faculty as part of the ongoing and regular assessment of all degree programs.