Page 1Community Handbook 2016-2017Table of ContentsGeneral Institutional InformationPurposeOur MissionOur ValuesHistory and AccreditationFacultyPresidentAuthority and GovernanceStructure of GovernanceInstitutional Committees/CouncilsFaculty Council CommitteesChanges in Curriculum and RegulationsAssessmentInstitutional AssessmentAcademic AssessmentProgram LevelStudent LevelAdministrative AssessmentCampus Safety and SecurityClery Act PoliciesInclement Weather PolicyInclement Weather Notification1. Oklahoma City University Campus Closures2. Resurrection Campus Closures3. Staff Reporting on Inclement Weather Dayse2CampusTips and Techniques for Signing UpWeapons, Violence and Hazardous Material PolicyDrug-Free Campus Resources (See Policy CCP10)Available Treatment- KansasGreater Kansas City ResourcesAvailable Treatment- OklahomaOklahoma City ResourcesProcedure for DistributionSmoke-Free Campus PolicyCopyright PolicyCopyright for Music and Lyrics(Affirmed by the Board of Trustees, October 2007)Technology PolicyBack to Top

Page 2Community Handbook 2016-2017Purpose of Campus Computer and Communication NetworksComputer TechnologyUser Acceptance of PolicyUser ResponsibilitiesConsequences of ViolationsAdvisory StatementsOklahoma City CampusSaint Paul School of Theology at Church of the Resurrection InformationDirectoryOffice SchedulesKansas City Metropolitan AreaResurrection Campus MapResurrection Campus DirectionsBuilding AccessUnited Methodist Church of the ResurrectionSeminary Offices at FoxhillOfficial Events and ActivitiesScheduling events and activitiesEnvironment Conducive to Learning and WorkingServices on CampusComputer HelpdeskEmail AccountsInternet AccessFax ServicesPhoto Copying and PrintingParkingRecyclingStudent Electronic BoardTelephone ServicesEmergency 911WorshipSpiritual and Community FormationCommunityMealsLibrarySaint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University InformationDirectoryOffice SchedulesOklahoma City Metropolitan AreaOCU Map and DirectionsOklahoma City Campus MapBuildingsBack to Top

Page 3Community Handbook 2016-2017The Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel (#410 on the map)Dulaney-Browne Library (#421 on the map)The Clara E. Jones Administration Building (#510 on the map)Accessible Entrances for Persons with DisabilitiesBuilding AccessOfficial Events and ActivitiesScheduling Events and ActivitiesServices on CampusCashier WindowOklahoma City University Campus StoreComputer LabsEmailFaxing ServicesHelpdeskID Access CardMail and MailboxesOklahoma City University Police DepartmentSecurity and Access to Campus FacilitiesStudent Center and Lounge AreasParkingPhotocopying and PrintingRecyclingSaint Paul at OCU Student Electronic BoardTelephonesWorshipCommunityMealsLibraryLibrary ResourcesLibrary ServicesAdditional Services and ResourcesLibrary Use GuidelinesCampus Security Act and Contact Information For Oklahoma City University CampusOCU Hazardous Materials PolicyWeapons and Violence PolicyAdmissionsMaster’s Degree ProgramsMaster’s Degrees TuitionResurrection and Oklahoma CampusesDoctoral ProgramApplication Procedures: Doctor of MinistryMDiv Equivalency for DMin AdmissionBack to Top

Page 4Community Handbook 2016-2017COST of ATTENDANCEResurrection and Oklahoma City Campuses TuitionNon-Degree-Seeking StudentsApplication Procedures: Master’s-Level ClassesApplication Procedures: Doctoral ClassesInternational StudentsFinancesTuition Rates for 2016-2017Student Fee Descriptions and AmountsStudent Financial AccountabilityEnrollment, Financial Aid, Billing, and Payment Cycle 2016-2017 Year-MDIV,MATS, MACM, and DMinTuition Payment PolicyPayment PlansStop No Attendance HoldsWithdrawalsUnofficial WithdrawalLeave of Absence- Federal Financial AidWithdraw HardshipFederal Return of Title IV Aid PolicyOrder of Refunds for Students with Financial AidTuition Refund PolicyMaster and DMin ProgramsFinancial AidSaint Paul Scholarships and AwardsStudents at Saint Paul can receive one of the following awards depending on ifyou meet the criteria:Scholarships and Grants from Outside SourcesLoan ProgramsUnited Methodist Student LoansFederal Direct LOAN ProgramYour Responsibility- As a Financial Aid BorrowerResponsible BorrowingRepaying Your LoansApplying for Federal Financial AidSteps to CompleteFor assistance, call 1-800-433-3243 or the Financial Aid OfficeAward NoticeDisbursements of Federal Financial AidSatisfactory Progress for Financial AidDegree ProgramsMaster of DivinityBack to Top

Page 5Community Handbook 2016-2017Curricular ComponentsSpecializationsContextual EducationCoursesMinistry SettingsFinding a Ministry SettingMinistry Setting RequirementsAreas of MinistryFeedback ProvidersDuration of MDiv ProgramMDiv Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment RubricsMaster of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM)Curricular ComponentsSpecializationContextual EducationCoursesMinistry SettingsMinistry Setting RequirementsAreas of MinistryDuration of MACM ProgramThesis Process: MACMMACM Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment RubricsMaster of Arts (Theological Studies)Curricular ComponentsConcentrationsDuration Of MA(TS) ProgramThesis ProcessMA(TS) Student Learning Outcomes And Assessment RubricsDoctor of Ministry DegreeDMin Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment RubricsCurricular ComponentsDMIN 510: Orienting SeminarCourses Permitted Prior to Completion of DMin Orienting SeminarMinistry SeminarsDMin in Prophetic Witness and Service (approved by faculty May 2016General Program (students enrolled prior to Fall 2016 who did not transition toDMin in Prophetic Witness and Service)Foci-Specific ProgramPraxis Thesis CommitteeChanging Foci EmphasisResponsibility for LearningExpectations for WritingBack to Top

Page 6Community Handbook 2016-2017Setting for MinistryMaintaining Good Standing in the DMin ProgramPraxis Thesis ProcessPre-Praxis Thesis Evaluation and AssessmentCertificate of Doctoral StudyPraxis Thesis Preparation and WritingDegree and Non-Degree ProgramsUnited Methodist ChurchDeacon StudiesCourse of Study SchoolAdvanced Course Of StudyContinuing EducationLectureships and SeminarsIndependent StudyAcademic Policies and ProceduresAcademic PoliciesClass AttendanceGrading Policy and Course Evaluative CategoriesAcademic ProgressReadmission after DismissalSubmission of GradesAcceptable Course Grades and Repeated CoursesMaster’s Degree StudentsDoctoral Degree Students;WithdrawalsPolicy for Changing Degree ProgramAdvisingRegistrationChange in RegistrationCourse Load - General GuidelinesDoctor of MinistryTransfer CreditTranscriptsAdvanced PlacementStudent Status CategoriesMaster’s Degree StudentsDoctor of Ministry Degree StudentsConditional StudentsGood StandingAcademic ProbationAcademic SanctionLeave of AbsenceBack to Top

Page 7Community Handbook 2016-2017Non-degree statusCoursework ExtensionsProcess for Appealing a Final Course GradeStudent Termination Suspension and Reinstatement ProcessSuspension Process for Students Formally AdmittedRecommendation by the Academic Programs CommitteeWritten Notice to Student and Faculty CouncilStudent Appeal or ConsultationRatification by Faculty CouncilReinstatementSuspension Process for Students Not Formally AdmittedDecision by the VPAAD or Dean of Academic ProgramsWritten Notice to StudentStudent Appeal or ConsultationReinstatementWithdrawal from SchoolGraduation RequirementsGraduation with HonorsResponsibility for Learning and Codes of ConductContextual Education: Student and Supervisor Code of Conduct (Resurrection andOCU campuses)ResponsibilitiesInterpersonal boundariesConfidentialityDiscrimination and HarassmentSexual Harassment and Sexual MisconductProceduresAddressing an incident interpersonallyReporting procedureInitiating institutional procedures to address a complaintMediation OptionInvestigationAfter the InvestigationProhibitions and AdvisoriesIntegrity of Work Submitted/PlagiarismStudent Self-CitationStudent Citation of OthersPlagiarismResearch with Human Subjects GuidelinesConfidentialityDisclosure of AffiliationSuspension of ResearchBack to Top

Page 8Community Handbook 2016-2017Accessibility Policy (for Persons with Disabilities)Needs and LimitationsInformation and SupportDoctoral StudentsConduct PoliciesPolicy on Student Conduct and Status of EnrollmentElectronic Devices in the ClassroomInclusive Language: Its Use and ImplicationsProhibited Behaviors and ConductDiscriminationHarassmentSexual HarassmentRetaliationPolicy on Consensual Romantic or Sexual Relationships between Members of theSaint Paul Community (CCP 15)Conflict Resolution GuidelinesAddressing ConcernsInvestigating Complaints of Serious Misconduct against Employees and StudentsFormal Investigations of ConcernsOklahoma City UniversityStudent Code of ConductOklahoma City University Preamble to Student Code of ConductCourse Listing by DepartmentKey to Numbering and DescriptionsNotes associated with course descriptionsOther observable patternsFormat for Course DescriptionsASSESSMENT SEMINARSASR 401 Mid-Degree SeminarASR 420 Summative SeminarCHURCH LEADERSHIP (CHL)CHL 233 Willow Creek Leadership Summit (1)CHL 311 Practice of Parish Ministry (3*)CHL 312 Spirituality and the Renewal of Rural Congregations (3)CHL 313 Spiritual Leadership (3)CHL 314 Practice of Leadership (3*)CHL 315 Managing Church Conflict (3)CHL 316 Exploring Models of Ministry (3)CHL 317 Praxis Seminar: Resurrection Scholars (1)CHL 388 Discovering Hope: Building Vitality in Rural Congregations (1)CHL 413 Strategic Leadership (3)CHL 430 Leadership through Lay and Clergy Partnership (3)Back to Top

Page 9Community Handbook 2016-2017CHL 431 Integral Church: Ecclesiology, Worship, Leadership (3)CHL 513 Person and Role of Minister as Leader (2)CHL 522 Advanced Skills Seminar: Church Leadership (2)CHL 523 Ministry Leadership (3)CHL 570 Practices of Personal Holiness (1)CHL 571 Practices of Social Holiness (1)CHL 572 Organizing Missional Communities for Wesleyan Spirituality (3)CHL 573 Wesleyan Church Leadership (2)CHURCH AND SOCIETY (CHS)CHS 320 Approaches to the Study of Religion (3)CHS 322 Theology of Growing and Eating (3)CHS 330 Mission of the Church in the Contemporary World (3)CHS 340 African American Church in Post-Modernity (3)CHS 344 Leading the Affluent Church (3)CHS 348 Evangelism in a Pluralistic Society (3)CHS 349 The Black Church in the USA (3)CHS 430 Sexual Issues in Church and Society (3)CHS 450 Integrative Seminar: Restorative Justice and Prison Ministry (1)CHS 431 Biomedical Issues in Health and Welfare (3)CHS 442 Cultural Dynamics in Pastoral Care (3)CHS 510 Children and Poverty: A Global Perspective (3)CHS 515 Prophetic Ministry (2)CHS 516 Contextualizing the Vital Church (2)CHS 517 Locating Social Justice Ministries (2)CHS 518 Models of Diversity and Community (2)CHS 520 Advocacy in the Twenty-First Century: Children, Poverty and PublicPolicy (2)CHS 525 Social Justice Foundations (3)CHS 530 Healthcare: Biblical and Ethical Christian Traditions (2)CHS 544 Leading the Affluent Church (2)CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (CRE)CRE 320 Missional Christian Education for Today’s Church (3)CRE 360 An Educational Approach to Spiritual Formation (3*)CRE 362 Faith Formation and New Generations (3*)CRE 364 Uncovering an Ecology of Faith Formation (3)CRE 380 Ministry Across the Lifespan (3)CRE 382 Youth Ministry (2)CRE 384 Adolescent Growth and Faith Development (2)CRE 386 Teaching/Learning: Lifelong Process (3*)CRE 462 Spiritual Formation Through Mentoring Relationships (3)CRE 464 Spiritual Direction/Companionship (2)CRE 528 A Ministry of Christian Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition (2)Back to Top

Page 10Community Handbook 2016-2017CONTEXTUAL EDUCATION (CTX)CTX 301 Preparing for Local Ministries I (0.5)CTX 302 Preparing for Local Ministries II (0.5)CTX 390 Chapel Intern (1)CTX 431 Ministry Collaboration Group (.5)DOCTOR OF MINISTRYDMIN 510 Orienting Seminar (2)DMIN 520 Leading a Holy Life Retreat A (1)DMIN 522 Leading a Holy Life Retreat B (1)DMIN 524 Leading a Holy People Retreat (3)DMIN 525 The Wesleyan Heart of Personal and Social Holiness A (2)DMIN 526 The Wesleyan Heart of Personal and Social Holiness B (2)DMIN 527 Enacting Wesleyan Theology for the Revitalization of the Church (3)DMIN 528 Advanced Congregational Studies (1)DMIN 529 Becoming the Authentic Church in the Wesleyan Perspective (2)DMIN 530 Experiencing Wesleyan Spirituality A (1)DMIN 533 Worship and Spiritual Renewal (2)DMIN 535 Scripture and Spirituality in Wesleyan Perspective (2)DMIN 536 Experiencing Wesleyan Spirituality (1)DMIN 537 Wesleyan Missiology for the Renewal of the Church (1)DMIN 538 Wesleyan Study Pilgrimage in England (3)DMIN 550 Praxis Thesis Seminar (1.5)DMIN 552 Praxis Thesis Proposal Conference (0.5)DMIN 555A Praxis Thesis A (2)DMIN 555B Praxis Thesis B (2)DMIN 555 Praxis Thesis (4)DMIN 556 Thesis Writing (1)DMIN Praxis Thesis Conference (A non-credit event required for completion ofthe DMin degree)DENOMINATIONAL STUDIES (DST)DST 311 United Methodist Doctrine (3)DST 312 Means of Grace in the Wesleyan Traditions (3)DST 313 Wesley and the Movements of the Spirit (3)DST 320 United Methodist History (2)DST 330 United Methodist Polity (2)DST 332 African-American Methodism (3)DST 350 Denominational Studies (2)ETHICS (ETH)ETH 301 Introduction to Christian Ethics (3)ETH 430 Topics in Theological Ethics and the Natural Sciences (3)ETH 431 Pastoral Ethics (1)ETH 432 Advanced Seminar in Bioethics (1)Back to Top

Page 11Community Handbook 2016-2017ETH 433 Ethics of Forgiveness (1)ETH 435 Religion and Health Care (3)ETH 440 African American Critical Religious Thought (3)ETH 441 Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista/Latina Ethics (3)ETH 450 Mornings with Alice: Moral Problems and Ethical Possibilities (3)EVANGELISM (EVN)EVN 311 Evangelism Through the Local Church (3)EVN 312 Theologies and Models of Evangelism (3)EVN 313 Evangelism as Congregational Care and Nurture (3*)EVN 314 Evangelism as Congregational Outreach and Growth (3*)EVN 348 Evangelism in a Pluralistic Society (3)EVN 571 Evangelism in the Wesleyan Tradition (2)ENGAGING WORLD RELIGIONS (EWR)EWR 311 Engaging World Religions: Buddhism (3)EWR 312 Engaging World Religions: Islam (3)EWR 313 Engaging World Religions: People of the Book (3)EWR 316 Religions in China: Daoism and Confucianism (3)EWR 317 Christian Encounter with Hinduism (3)EWR 319 Latin American Spiritualities (3)EWR 350 Native American Religious Traditions (3)HEBREW BIBLE STUDIES (HBS)HBS 301 Introduction to Hebrew Bible (3)HBS 320 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I (3)HBS 321 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II (3)HBS 426 The Psalms (3)HBS 427 Amos and Hosea (3)HBS 430 Qohelet (3)HBS 431 The Book of Jeremiah (3)HBS 432 The Book of Isaiah (3)HBS 433 The Book of Genesis (3)HBS 442 The Bible, Homosexuality, and Christian Community (3)HBS 450 Interpreting Biblical Narratives (3)HISTORY (HST)HST 301 Introduction to Christian Traditions I (3)HST 302 Introduction to Christian Traditions II (3)HST 420 Classics of Christian Theology (3)HST 426 Nineteenth Century Protestant Theology (3)HST 430 US Religious History: Major Groups Involvement (3)HST 431 History of Christian Ethics (3)HST 450 Luther and Schleiermacher (3)HST 452 Readings in Early Christian Authors (3)IMMERSION (IMM)Back to Top

Page 12Community Handbook 2016-2017IMM 332 Immersion: Rural Community and Church (2-3)IMM 334 Immersion: Experiential Monasticism (2)IMM 336 Immersion: Exploring Native Cultures – Pueblo Peoples (2)IMM 338 Immersion: Prison Ministry (2)IMM 342 Immersion: Guatemala (2)IMM 348 Immersion: South Korea and China (2)HST 454 Seminar in Historical Studies (3)HST 460 Christian Mystics (3)HST 462 Christian Spirituality: East and West (3)HST 470 John Wesley’s Theology and Ethics (3)HST 472 Wesley, Edwards and the Eighteenth Century Awakening (3)HST 474 Early American Methodism (3)HST 514 Spiritual Traditions and Ministry (2)IMM 350 Immersion: Exploring Native Cultures – Plains Tribes (3)IMM 352 Pan-Methodist Immersion - Savannah (2)IMM 354 Immersion: Turkey (2)IMM 356 Urban Immersion: Wesley and the Poor (2)IMM 510 DMin International Immersion (3)MASTER OF ARTS—MACM AND MA(TS)MINISTRY (MIN)NEW TESTAMENT (NTS)PRACTICUM (PCM)PASTORAL CARE (PCR)PREACHING (PRE)THEOLOGY (THL)WORSHIP (WOR)AppendixResources for StudentsInclusive Language Suggestions2016-2017 Academic Calendar –MDIV, MATS, MACM, DMINBack to Top

Page 13Community Handbook 2016-2017General Institutional Information PurposeFrom its beginning, the purpose of Saint Paul School of Theology has been to form people fortransformational ministry in congregations, faith communities, and the world in which we live,especially in the Heartland, so that they are equipped to carry out the mission of the Church:making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our MissionCentered on Christ and rooted in the Wesleyan tradition, Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary ofintentional relationships committed to the formation of people for innovative, creative ministry throughrigorous academic life;the exploration of Scripture, tradition, and ministry practices;and diverse, contextual experience. Our ValuesSaint Paul School of Theology is: Christ-centered, prophetic and evangelisticFrom its beginning, Saint Paul School of Theology has been, and continues to be, committed tooperations, decision-making, and curriculum that embody a Christ-centered, prophetic and evangelisticapproach to theological education. Saint Paul stresses engagement of traditional disciplines, such asscripture, church history, and theology, while placing students in settings such as prisons, mental healthinstitutions,and monasteries, and building relationships with the marginalized. Formed in justice, integrity, and faithful experienceSaint Paul is committed to racial justice, to Christian stands in the feminist and womanist movements,tothe struggle of families across our communities, to environmental justice and peace, and to abidingattention to the poor and the marginalized. Contextual, diverse, relevant, and multiculturalSaint Paul is committed to the contextual engagement of academic and concrete life. This commitmentdemands training in a diversity of settings in the search for a faithful response to the claims made indifferent contexts upon an attentive and skilled ministry, a training committed to the excluded, theestranged, the oppressed, and the marginalized. Committed to-The integration of academic excellence and faithful practice-The creation of community in the challenges of emergent contemporary contextsBack to Top

- The promotion of peace and justice through theological dialogue-The use of multiple platforms and approaches in academic life.Page 14Community Handbook 2016-2017These commitments drive decision-making around all aspects of academic and contextual learning atSaint Paul.The Mission, Vision, and Values provide a mechanism through which to express the identity and purposeof Saint Paul. These brief statements cannot, in themselves, express the many dimensions of Saint Paul’shistory, experience, and aspiration. Rather, they are intended to be a mirror and a window, both areflection of Saint Paul’s purpose, and a portal through which to see the many ways in which Saint Paulmoves in the Heartland and beyond.As part of its commitment to the United Methodist Church, Saint Paul was formed by, and continues tobe informed by, the teachings of John Wesley. Consequently, the Mission, Vision, and Values aregrounded in what has come to be called the "Wesleyan Quadrilateral" of Scripture-Tradition-ExperienceReason, Wesley’s commitment to the poor and marginalized, his belief that reason is a gift from Godthat we ignore at our peril, a passion for justice, and an undying energy for taking Jesus Christ into thecorners of the world. History and AccreditationSaint Paul School of Theology was one of two schools authorized by the 1956 General Conference of TheMethodist Church. Kansas City was selected as the location, due to the shortage of Methodist pastors inthis part of the country. Consequently, the central concern of Saint Paul School of Theology since it waschartered in 1958 has been the academic preparation for the practice of ministry. Since the fall of 2008,Saint Paul School of Theology has operated campuses in Kansas City and Oklahoma City.Saint Paul School of Theology is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United Statesand Canada and the Higher Learning Commission.The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada10 Summit Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275, USA(412) 788-6505 (412) 788-6510 (fax) www.ats.eduAccredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the UnitedStates and Canada, the following degree programs are approved: MDiv, MA in Christian Ministry, MA(Theological Studies), DMin. The following extension sites are approved as specified: Oklahoma City, OK.The Higher Learning Commission30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504(800) 621-6440 www.ncahlc.orgSaint Paul School of Theology is also approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church.Saint Paul is chartered by the State of Missouri and is a member of the Kansas City Association ofTheological Schools (KCATS), a cooperative venture in theological education that includes Central BaptistBack to Top

Page 15Community Handbook 2016-2017Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Nazarene Theological Seminary.We are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Oklahoma Board of Regents.In accordance with the requirements of the above accrediting bodies, Saint Paul School of Theologyfulfills its mission by: providing excellence in degree and non-degree programs of study providing effective ministry formation by integrating academic course work and ministry throughcomprehensive contextual education providing a healthy, hospitable, and supportive Christ-centered learning community providing rigorous academic programs that are ecumenical, theologically, and culturally diversemodeling collaboration with congregations, judicatories, community organizations, and others tomaximize the use of shared resources. FacultyStan BaslerVisiting Professor of Restorative Justice and Prison MinistriesD.Min., Saint Paul School of TheologyM.Div., Phillips Theological SeminaryJuris Doctor, University of KansasB.A., University of OklahomaJames M. BrandtProfessor of Historical Theology and Director of Contextual EducationPh.D., University of ChicagoM.Div., Luther SeminaryB.A., St. Olaf CollegeMike GravesWilliam K. McElvaney Professor of PreachingPh.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryM.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryB.S., University of HoustonJeanne HoeftAssociate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Franklin and LouiseCole Associate Professor of Town and Country MinistriesPh.D., Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver Joint Ph.D. in Religious andPsychological StudiesM. Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory UniversityB.A., University of FloridaBack to Top

Page 16Community Handbook 2016-2017Nancy R. HowellExecutive Vice PresidentProfessor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion and Oubri A. Poppele Professorof Health and Welfare MinistriesPh.D., M.A., Claremont Graduate SchoolM.Div., Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryIsrael KamudzanduAssociate Professor of New Testament Studies, Lindsey P. Pherigo ChairPh.D., Brite Divinity SchoolM.Div., Africa UniversityM.A., United Theological SeminaryDiploma in Education, University of ZimbabweHenry H. Knight IIIDonald and Pearl Wright Professor of Wesleyan StudiesPh.D., Emory UniversityM.Div., Emory UniversityB.A., Emory UniversityKristen E. KvamAssociate Professor of TheologyPh.D., Theological Studies, Emory UniversityS.T.M., Yale UniversityM.Div., Yale UniversityB.A., St. Olaf College.Amy OdenProfessor of Early Church History and SpiritualityPh.D., in Religious Studies, Southern Methodist UniversityB.A., University of OklahomaElaine A. RobinsonInterim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean and Professor of MethodistStudies and Christian TheologyPh.D., Emory UniversityM.T.S., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist UniversityM.A., California State University at San BernardinoM.S., Air Force Institute of TechnologyB.A., University of Colorado, BoulderBack to Top

Page 17Community Handbook 2016-2017Angela D. SimsAssociate Professor of Ethics and BlackChurch Studies;Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Chair in Church and Society and Dean of AcademicProgramsPh.D., Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education(Union Presbyterian Seminary)M. Div., Howard University School of DivinityA.B., Trinity College (Trinity Washington University)Harold WashingtonProfessor of Hebrew BiblePh.D., Princeton Theological SeminaryM.Div., Princeton Theological SeminaryA.B., College of William and MaryFaculty EmeritusDr. Young Ho ChunFr. W. Paul JonesDr. L. Shannon JungDr. Eugene L. LowryDr. Sondra H. Matthaei '69Dr. Tex SampleDr. Laurence A. WagleyDr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr. PresidentNeil BlairM.Div., Saint Paul School of Theology Authority and Governance(Affirmed by the Board of Trustees, October 2007)In accepting admission to Saint Paul School of Theology, a student thereby agrees to be governed by andabide by the standards, regulations, and procedures of the seminary as identified in the Saint PaulSchool of Theology Community Handbook and Catalog (including the Structure of Governance), andother officially distributed documents. Saint Paul School of Theology students at the Oklahoma CityUniversity campus are also subject to aspects of the Oklahoma City University Policies and Procedures(detailed below).Saint Paul School of Theology is a seminary of the United Methodist Church. It is governed by a Board ofTrustees. The Board of Trustees holds the President of the seminary responsible for the seminary’sBack to Top

Page 18Community Handbook 2016-2017operation and governance. The Faculty Council has final authority in all matters having to do withacademic work and the professional development of students. It also makes the decisions about astudent’s qualification for graduation.One standing committee under the Faculty Council, the Academic Programs Committee, is made up offaculty, staff, and students. This committee is vested with the responsibility for administering andimplementing the academic and professional development policies of the Seminary, monitoring theprogress of students in the various degree programs, and making decisions as required in connectionwith its responsibility. Students who prefer to have only the faculty members on a committee makingdecisions concerning them may register that preference in the VPAAD’s office. Decisions may beappealed to the Faculty Council, whose decision is final. Structure of GovernanceInstitutional Committees/CouncilsInstitutional Committees will be formed at the direction of the President.Committees report to the President.At least one faculty member will be assigned to each cil:ResurrectionCampusOCU CampusBack to TopGoals/PurposeTasks· To act as therepresentative team forall staff employees inrelation with otherconstituencies· To designate staffmembers for committees· To report to others,including colleagues intheir individual areas· Act as a link in the processfor resolving staff concerns· At the invitation of thefaculty, designateappropriate staff toparticipate in theinterviewing of prospectivefaculty· Recruit/designate/recommend staff to serve on campuscommittees· Conduct ongoingcommunication with peersregarding community andworld issues· Designate student membersto institutional committeesas requested by the VPAAD· Approve the annual budgetfor student groups andother student activities· Coordinate and developstudent activities·To be thegoverning organization ofthe student body·To officiallyrepresent all studentinterests on therespective campus,before theadministration, trustees,and committeesMembership· 5 staff memberselected by the staff· Elected President,Treasurer, andSecretary· An elected body ofstudentrepresentatives(depending onnumber of thestudentpopulation)· A representativefrom each student

FacultyCouncil·To carry out therole·entrusted to it bythe Board of Trustees:consultation anddecision-makingregarding the educationand formation ofstudents, development ofthe faculty, andenhancement of SaintPaul Community Life·To engagescholarly work ofcolleagues·To be faithfulstewards of the missionof Saint Paul····Page 19Community Handbook 2016-2017group, as approvedby the Council· Associate Dean ofStudents (exofficio)· Associate Dean(OCU Campus) (exofficio)To establish/confirm policy· VP for Academicand procedures regardingAffairs and Dean,admission, education,Chairguidance, and graduation of · President· All full-time facultystudents· Director(s) ofTo interview andLibrary, as neededrecommend to the Presidentthe hiring of prospectivefacultyOther tasks as described inthe Faculty HandbookTo provide consultation withthe President on overallgoals of the seminaryFaculty Council CommitteesFaculty Council committees are chaired by faculty and responsible to the Faculty Council. The VPAADwill work with committee onallyconstituted astwocommittees)AcademicProgramsCommitteeBack to Top· To advise the Presidentand the VPAAD onfaculty personnel needs,policies, and procedures· To act as liaison to theVPAAD and theadministration· Consider and makerecommendations to thePresident and the VPAAD,in consultation with thefaculty, regarding hiring,appointments,promotions, renewals,tenure, and leaves· VP for AcademicAffairs and Dean· President· 3 faculty-elected byfaculty, with oneserving as Chair· To pe

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