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4.2 Program Curriculum

 

The institution’s curriculum is directly related and appropriate to the mission and goals of the institution and the diplomas, certificates, or degrees awarded.

 

_X_  Compliance           ___  Partial Compliance          ___  Non-Compliance

 

Narrative

 

The purpose (mission) and goals of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (MABTS) are identified in an approved and appropriate mission statement [1] which is reviewed annually by students on the Student Survey, questions 30-40 [2], on the Faculty Survey, questions 1-2 [3], and the Trustees during their bi-annual meeting [4].

 

The degree programs at MABTS help to fulfill the institution’s mission to “provide graduate theological training for effective service in church-related and missions vocations through its main campus and designated branch campuses.” The 2014-15 MABTS Catalog lists degrees and program requirements and summarizes curricular requirements for each field of study [5]. The associate degree programs at MABTS all have a minimum of 60 required credit hours [6]. All associate degree students at the seminary must satisfy the core curriculum requirements in order to graduate [7]. The Master of Arts degree program at MABTS also require a minimum of 60 required credit hours [8]. The Master degree programs at MABTS all have a minimum of 90 required credit hours [9], and the Doctorate of Ministry degree program requires 32 hours of study [10] and the Doctor of Philosophy requires 64 hours [11]. The Academic Council (chairpersons of each academic program) prescribes the process for the review of courses, curricula, and changes to existing courses [12]. All new programs must be approved by the Board of Trustees [13] and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges [14].

 

Documentation

 

1. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog/Purpose Statement, p. 8-12

2. 2014-15 MABTS Student Survey Questions 30-40

3. 2014-15 MABTS Faculty Survey, Questions 1-2

4. Trustee Meeting Minutes August 2014

5. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 88-205

6. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 95-102

7. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 93-95

8. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 131-34

9. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 135-66

10. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 167-80

11. 2014-15 MABTS Catalog, p. 181-205

12. 2014-15 MABTS Employee Handbook, p. 39

13. Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes March 2014

14. Online Degree Approval Letter from SACSCOC

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