Brief Description of Course Requirements and Faculty Responsibilities
This is a general summary designed primarily for those interested in teaching a course or securing a position as teaching faculty at Cherry Hill Seminary. Applicants are encouraged to review the Seminary catalog for further details.
Courses offered through Cherry Hill Seminary must meet several criteria:
- Reflect the core values of the Seminary and Pagan-centered ministry
- If teaching in the Master’s program, provide semester-long academic rigor worthy of a 3 credit Masters-level course, requiring 135 hours or more of student work, with all the support and evaluation accompanying such a course.
- Offer current scholarship and up-to-date materials that fill a requirement or serve as an appropriate elective within one of the major areas of study offered
- Acquire approval from the Faculty and Curriculum Review Committee
Faculty hired to teach for Cherry Hill Seminary must meet several criteria:
- Support and promote the core values of Cherry Hill Seminary and Pagan-centered ministry
- Be comfortable with the Moodle Classroom and Skype technology needed to deliver high quality courses, or be willing to learn via the tutorial offered by CHS.
- Establish and maintain highly professional behaviors as an instructor, such as keep appropriate class hours, respond to students’ messages and return graded assignments and projects in a timely manner, and get the end-of-the-semester grades and paperwork completed according to established deadlines
- If proposing a course that has not been taught the faculty member must work the course through the curriculum review process established by the Faculty and Curriculum Review Committee
- Be available for department meetings, committee assignments, and student advising as needed
- Demonstrate appropriate academic and experiential background for any course assignment
- Instructor’s in the Master’s program must hold a terminal degree from an accredited college or university.