Welcome to Corban’s new Global Perspectives blog!
My name is Janine Allen, and I serve as the Dean of Corban University’s Global Initiatives.
Why “global”? It’s Corban University’s mission “to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.”
By strategically using our resources and personnel, Corban’s partnerships extend our reach around the globe.
Under the title “Corban Unleashed,” our University’s leadership has outlined four strategic goals. Each goal has objectives and outcomes that define our plans for the near future.
In my leadership role, I’m particularly focused on the fourth and final strategic goal: “Expand Corban’s global interaction.”
The first global objective is “to provide learning opportunities and educational programs that expand the University’s international presence.”
How? By pursuing these five outcomes:
- Develop a global Ed.D. program that focuses on
international Christian education.
- Develop an intentional partnership with the Papua
government to academically prepare high school students
for an international university.
- Investigate and design relevant professional development
programs for international partners.
- Publish journal articles describing Corban University’s global impact.
- Develop a Center of Global Engagement to train Christian
professionals to serve in international contexts.
The second global objective is “to diversify the Corban community to reflect the Kingdom of God and prepare students to impact a global and pluralistic society.”
How? By pursuing these three outcomes:
- Increase the percentage of international students to 10% of
traditional undergraduate program.
- Increase ethnic diversity in the student population to match
Pacific Northwest demographics.
- Develop employee recruitment and retention strategy to attract
and retain qualified, ethnically diverse faculty and staff.
The third and final global objective is “to network with other globally-minded organizations to further the Gospel.”
How? By pursuing these two outcomes:
- Achieve the lead host position for the annual international conference
at UPH, which can benefit like-minded partners in education.
- Establish two other programs at our AMBEX partnership in Regensburg.
Do any of these outcomes excite you? I hope so! I’d love to hear from you. You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just be sure to watch for my reply!
PS You’ll find the brand-new Fall 2014 issue of Corban Magazine, “Touchpoints of Influence on a Global Campus,” online at http://issuu.com/corban/docs/corban_magazine_fall14_web/0