Wabash College has received an $8.5 million grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. to support programming for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. The center offers faculty and administrators in higher education an opportunity to further grow and develop their teaching practices in the divine fields.
The center offers in-person workshops at the campus in Crawfordsville, as well as webinars and other online seminars. The school says the newly awarded grant will allow it to continue its programming.
“Colleagues want to improve their teaching. The impactful work of the Wabash Center enables growth, creativity, and expanded approaches,” said Nancy Lynne Westfield, director of the Wabash Center. “The steadfast support of Lilly Endowment has given faculty colleagues the opportunity to engage issues of teaching and the teaching life.”
Wabash College says of the current presidents and deans presiding at schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, 27 presidents and 52 deans have participated in Wabash Center programming. There are approximately 270 graduate schools in the organization that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.