Welcome to Connect:ED, the site for AGS Adjunct Faculty for Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Here you will find recent or archived articles from issues of the Connect:ED newsletter as well as resources related to your role as an AGS adjunct faculty member.

4C Quality Faculty Model

Read about the new framework we are developing around the four core qualities of a high quality faculty member: Competence, Caring, Commitment, and Connection.

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Faculty Rank & Promotion

AGS Adjunct are eligible for faculty ranks, promotions, and a variety of credentials related to the field of Christian higher education teaching. Visit this section to read about the various badges and to apply for promotion.

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Staying Mission True

Staying Mission True Last fall, Dr. Piper asked the full-time faculty to read Mission Drift by Peter Greer and Chris Horst (2014), a straightforward study of organizations that have drifted from mission and those that have stayed true, describing the principles behind staying true. The book jacket describes mission drift as “The unspoken crisis facing […]

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The Value of a Faculty Framework

Last issue, I introduced the general outline of a new framework for training, developing, and evaluating faculty. At our AGS Faculty meeting held recently on January 31, we presented this to the faculty in attendance and had some very rich discussion. We presented the visual model shown here and briefly explained each area. Along with […]

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Q&A with Karen Carlson

What do you do here OKWU? My job is working with faculty to make sure they have the material they need to teach their courses.  This includes syllabi and the most up-to-date edition of any text.  When new editions are published, then it is time to nag some poor unsuspecting dean to schedule a curriculum […]

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You Are the Face of OKWU

In each issue of Connect:ED, I will share “with just so many words” from my desk and my bookshelf, from my experience and my heart. Often, I will include questions throughout my words to give you the opportunity to respond or apply “with just so many words” also. The emails and phone calls I have […]

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Blackboard Grade Center Quick TIps

The Blackboard Grade Center can be complicated, but it is very important to ensure that all of the grades it contains are accurate. Here are some solutions to a few common issues that will keep your students’ grades correct and organized. Enter Zeros When Work is Not Submitted By default, the Total column in the Blackboard Grade Center […]

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Sarah Cochran’s Bio

As a kid growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I thought the plan for my life was to graduate from college in four years and move immediately into a lifelong career. The Lord had other plans. I married at 20 and had three children—one girl, two boys—before I was 24. I was a stay-at-home mom until […]

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