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Trinity regents approve tenure for three faculty members

Trinity CommunicationsFebruary 22, 2019

The Trinity International University Board of Regents unanimously approved tenure status for three faculty members and took a detailed look at the accreditation reaffirmation process during its spring semester meeting Feb. 20-21.

Assistant professor of accounting Martha L. Shin, assistant professor of education Ruby L. Owiny, and associate professor of biblical and systematic theology David J. Luy met with the board’s academic committee, which recommended tenure for all three to the full board.

The process evaluates a faculty member’s credentials and the ability to serve the greater community. But board members say the interviews reveal something far greater.

“These candidates are not only qualified,” board member George Davis said, “they embody the very mission of Trinity.”

Board members also participated in a two-part workshop to learn more about TIU’s accreditation reaffirmation with the Higher Learning Commission, which will culminate in the 2019-20 academic year with a decennial site visit.

The reaffirmation process requires schools to create an assurance argument built around five key criteria that examine institutional commitments to integrity, ethical and responsible choices, teaching and learning, evaluation and improvement, and evidence of resources, planning and effectiveness.

Most of the current board members were not serving 10 years ago, when TIU last completed the reaffirmation process.

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