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Statement of Educational Effectiveness
Church Divinity School of the Pacific engages in regular self-evaluation to ensure that we are meeting our mission of equipping students to be effective lay and ordained leaders in the church and in the world.
The most significant practice, in which we engage to monitor effectiveness, is an annual review of assignments, activities, and work completed by students in core classes across the whole spectrum of the curriculum. Faculty members and outside readers assess how successfully students met the following outcomes:
1. Broad knowledge of the theological disciplines and:
a. Specific knowledge of the distinctive flavor and role of Anglicanism in social, historical, and theological perspective
b. Knowledge of the different theological perspectives of the Christian tradition
2. An integrated understanding of:
a. The theological disciplines, and an ability to reflect theologically
b. The relationship between theology and ministry.
3. Beginning expertise in the arts of ministry: teaching, preaching, pastoring, leading worship, and encouraging the ministries of others.
4. Growth in spiritual depth, moral integrity, and social concern.
5. Capacity for ministerial and public leadership with awareness of the wide range of pastoral roles and skills.
6. Enhanced sensitivity to multicultural realities as the context for ministry and an awareness of world religions.
Instructors use the results of these reviews to build on the successes of their teaching and advising, and to make refinements when there is room for improvements. The faculty reviews results together at their annual retreat to consider implications for the curriculum as a whole.
From Fall 2009 to Spring 2012, CDSP had the graduation rates and average completion times for the following degrees:
Church Divinity School of the Pacific is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
The following degree programs are approved:
MDiv, MTS, DMin
CDSP also is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program
The Commission contact information is:
The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275