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Administrative Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1974-1997

The Administrative Committee of the Board is chaired by the President and consists of the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Vice President Student Affairs, Vice President University Advancement, Vice President Business and Administration, Director of Finance, and Executive Assistant to the President. Representatives from TWU Student Association are invited to meet with the Administrative Committee twice each semester. The purpose of the Administrative Committee is to review the overall operation of the institution, coordinate and monitor goal setting procedures, establish a proposed institutional annual budget, review and update the committee system, and foster communication between the President and the various department heads. It is intended that the Administrative Committee meet weekly.
In September 1974 the President's Cabinet was renamed the Administrative Committee. Around 1997 the committee renamed itself the President's Cabinet.

Ad Hoc Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1980-

The Ad Hoc Committee would be established over the years to meet the needs for a particular purpose as necessary. For example, the Ad Hoc, Student Assistant Committee served to look into the use of student assistants who supported scholarship to develop a policy to uniform the pay and classification of student work.

Academic Research Council (ARC)

  • Corporate body
  • 2013-

The Academic Research Council (ARC) provides advice and support to the Vice Provost of Research and Graduate Studies (VPRGS) and the Research and Academic Support (RAS) subcommittee of Senate. ARC will gather together research‐oriented faculty members alongside other university personnel involved in the research enterprise to consider issues related to research, to identify emerging issues, and to develop new research‐based initiatives. ARC will serve as a channel of communication between the VPRGS and the TWU research community to raise the internal and external profiles of the research contributions of the TWU research community. In addition, ARC offers input into the effective use of all resources, including intellectual, financial, and physical, to foster a strong research culture at TWU where faculty are inspired and encouraged to excellence in knowledge creation and discovery; contribute to the development and ongoing revision of the University's Strategic Research Plan; advise on ways to raise the internal and external profiles of research possibilities and contributions of the TWU research community; provide recommendations on the prioritization of research development opportunities and major institutional funding proposals, ensuring these align with University objectives; review proposals to establish new research institutes or centres or new research chairs or professorships; and establish subcommittees or task forces, as necessary, to fulfill the Council’s responsibilities.

Academic Committee

  • Corporate body
  • ca. 1962 -1996

The Academic Committee was a subcommittee of the Board of Governors. The terms of reference were the following: approve all new courses and programs recommended by departments and divisions; approval of all matters of academic policy and procedure; court appeal for academic petitions; and, act as a long-range planning committee for the development of curriculum and programs. In the beginning, the Academic Committee was also responsible for admissions standards, continuing education, sabbatical leaves, tenure, and contracts. In the mid 1990s, the committee split to become the Undergraduate and Graduate Councils.

Abegg, Martin

  • Person
  • 1950 -

Martin Abegg, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies; Director, MA Biblical Studies; Co-Director, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute
Martin Abegg was born in 1950 to Barbara and Martin (Jerry) Abegg in Peoria, Illinois. His mother was a housewife and sometime P.E. teacher while his father was a college professor and professional engineer. (Martin, Sr. retired from Bradley University [Peoria IL] in 1993 after 46 years, the last 22 as the university’s president.). Shortly after graduating from Bradley (BS in Geology, 1972), Abegg moved to Seattle, WA, to manage an industrial supply outlet and marry Susan Hemminger—whom he met while on a backpacking trip in the Olympic Mountains.

A Sunday School teaching responsibility in the late 70’s led to a few language classes and finally a degree from Northwest Baptist Seminary, in Tacoma, WA (MDiv 1983). After two years of teaching Hebrew at the seminary and one year of pastoring a struggling church on Vashon Island, WA, Abegg decided to pursue graduate work at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1984).

At the Hebrew University Abegg became acquainted with the Dead Sea Scrolls. He registered for a class on the Septuagint (the ancient Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible) in the fall of 1986, only to find that the professor, Emanuel Tov (current editor and chief of Scroll publication), had decided to investigate the biblical scrolls from the Qumran caves instead. Initial disappointment was overturned by Tov’s passion for the subject matter.

After returning to the States in 1987, Abegg completed his degree at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, OH (Ph.D. 1993). His dissertation was a critical edition of the War Scroll from Qumran Cave 1. It was during his studies at Hebrew Union College that Abegg began his collaboration with Professor Ben Zion Wacholder. The record of this partnership is the four volumes of A Preliminary Edition of the Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls; the first of which was instrumental in breaking the publishing deadlock in the fall of 1991.

After a three year teaching stint at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN (1992-95), Abegg moved to British Columbia where he was the Ben Zion Wacholder Professor of Dead Sea Scroll Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC . He was co-director (with Peter Flint) of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at TWU.
Source: http://www.twu.ca/directory/faculty/martin-abegg.html

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