In May 2019 President Wolfe commissioned the Futures Committee (the “Committee”) that included members of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and the leadership team. Its mission was to discern and recommend viable and sustainable responses to meet the demands of a mercurial higher education, theological education, and denominational landscape.

The Committee recognized and affirmed Iliff’s expertise and commitment to serving degree-seeking graduate students in residential, online, and hybrid spaces. The Committee also considered the possibility that in addition to the traditional graduate student, Iliff’s offerings might serve a broader constituency of individuals, groups, institutions, and/or communities who wish to acquire knowledge, develop skills, think differently, and/or prepare to participate in relevant and vital moral discourse; but who may or may not be seeking a credential. Considering the addition of this constituency to the Iliff community, the Committee expanded the definition of the students. It seeks to serve “Learners” (people who are seeking education, with and/or without a credential). In January 2020, after an extensive process of reviewing existing programs and emerging initiatives and conceiving new possibilities, the Committee presented recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

 

Iliff then retained Corona Insights in April 2020 to conduct focused market research. Corona Insights began by meeting with a group of faculty, staff, and the leadership team to review, sort, condense, and prioritize the Committee-generated list of potential programs, audiences, and delivery methods. Corona Insights used this prioritized list to conduct a series of interviews with targeted audiences. Information obtained from these interviews were invaluable to Corona Insights as they worked with members of the senior leadership team, faculty, and a student in creating a survey of seven audiences, resulting in more than 1200 respondents to inform their recommendation.

FUTURES COMMITTEE MEMBERS

THE REV. DR. TOM BARLOW

THE REV. KEN BROWN

KELSEY COCHRANE

DR. TOM CRAINE

ALISHA ENO

DR. MICHAEL HEMENWAY

THE REV. DR. CATHIE KELSEY

THE REV. DR. BOYUNG LEE

DR. CAROLYN LOVE

BARBARA MCDONNELL

BRIAN MOONEY

KIM PATMORE

TIM PFEIFER

PAULA REDMOND

ANITA SANBORN

GEORGE SISSEL

CHRISTIANO SOSA

THE REV. DR. VINCENT TANGO

DR. TED VIAL

CARAN WARE JOSEPH – CHAIR

JASON WARR

REV. DR. THOMAS V. WOLFE

DR. SOON BENG YEAP

CORONA INSIGHTS SORTING SUBCOMMITTEE

KELSEY COCHRANE

DR. AMY ERICKSON

GABRIEL FISCHER

DR. ALBERT HERNANDEZ

ELIZABETH LAY

ERIN LAURVICK

THE REV. DR. BOYUNG LEE

DR. TED VIAL

JASON WARR

THE REV. DR THOMAS V. WOLFE

FACILITATOR: CARAN WARE JOSEPH

SURVEY CONTENT CONTRIBUTORS

Tom Wolfe – President and CEO 

Boyung Lee – Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty 

Ted Vial – Vice President of Innovation, Learning, and Institutional Research 

Michael Hemenway – CIO – Director, AI Institute 

Katherine Turpin – Faculty – Director, MDIV Program 

Miguel De La Torre – Faculty – Director, Ecojustice Center 

Jennifer Leath – Faculty – Director, MASJE Program 

Dr. Mary Brandt – Student and Medical Doctor 

Paula Redmond – Board Member
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Caran Ware Joseph – COO – Facilitator, Survey Content Contributors