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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 P.E. teacher while his father was a college professor and professional engineer. After graduating from Bradley (BS in Geology, 1972), Abegg moved to Seattle, WA, to manage an industrial supply outlet where he married Susan Hemminger.
Inspired from a Sunday School teaching responsibility in the late 1970’s led to taking language classes and obtaining 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 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. 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.
From 1992 to 1995, Abegg taught at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN. In 1995, Abegg became Ben Zion Wacholder Professor of Dead Sea Scroll Studies at Trinity Western University. He was co-director (with Peter Flint) of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute (DSSI) at TWU.
Abegg’s past work includes translations, notes, and introductions to the biblical scrolls in “The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible” (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) and non-biblical texts in “The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation” (HarperSanFrancisco, 1996). Abegg is also a co-editor of the three-volume “Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance (Brill 2003-2016), he is also a consultant and contributor to the concordances of several volumes in the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series (Oxford). He is editor of the new Dead Sea Scrolls Editions (Brill).
Abegg retired from TWU in 2015, and is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, and remains a DSSI research associate.
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- 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.
Academic Research Council (ARC)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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- 1985 -
The Admissions Office provides prospective students and their families with information and counselling regarding the selection of - and enrolment in - undergraduate programs at Trinity Western University. Admissions personnel carry out a wide range of services and functions, including high school visits, representation at college and career fairs, on-campus visitation programs and campus tours, individual appointments with Admissions Counsellors, and academic advising and pre-registration for new students. This Office is responsible for the distribution of all information related to Trinity Western University and its undergraduate programs, including application procedures and policies and the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. The Admissions Office serves as a liaison between prospective and new undergraduate students and such University Departments as Financial Aid, Enrolment Services, and the Front Desk (Housing).
Prior to 1984, admissions functions were administered by the Registrar's Office. Admissions became a separate department ca. 1985.
Admissions Office Directors have included the following:
Guy Saffold, 1979-1981
Don Balzer, ca. 1982-1983
James (Jim) Cunningham, 1983-1988
Arvid Olson, 1989-1991 (Kirk Kauffeldt, Associate Director)
Kirk Kauffeldt, 1991-1995 (Mary Ellen Kuehl, Cam Lee, and Karen Manzer, Associate Directors)
Cam Lee, 1995-1999 (Jeff Suderman, Associate Director)
Jeff Suderman, 2000 - 2004 (Sam Rehman and Shannon Demant, Associate Directors; in March 2004 Mary Stewart was hired as Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, to replace S. Demant, after a 16 month vacancy)
In 2003, Jeff Suderman was appointed Executive Director of Admissions, coordinating the work of the Undergraduate Admissions, School of Graduate Studies Admissions, and the Admissions Data Service Department. Sam Rehman was appointed to serve as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Tim Shulba was appointed Associate Director of Admissions. (Source: email announcement from Ron Kuehl, March 31, 2003)
In 2004, Jeff Suderman was appointed Vice President for Enrolment Management. (Source: email announcement from Neil Snider, August 12, 2004 ratified by the Board November 2004) Suderman left Trinity in August of 2006.
Brian Kerr, Director of Undergraduate Admissions (as per an email May 4, 2006
As per an email of January, 2007, Melissa Reed was Associate Director of Admissions.
The Director of the Admissions Office reports to the Vice President for Marketing and Enrolment Management (2003)
As of August, 2006, the reporting structure of this department was changed, such that admissions and recruitment functions, as well as comprehensive enrolment planning, were transferred to the office of the Vice President for External Relations
One sacrifice that affects many is to not have the heads of Enrollment Management and University Communications filled at this time. For the next one to two years, Derek Dawson will provide direct leadership to these areas of the University.
Both Brian Kerr, Executive Director of Admissions, and Laura Havercroft, Director of Admissions Sales Support, have assumed expanded roles. Laura has taken responsibility for managing our transfer student support processes and admissions events in addition to her existing responsibilities in admissions data services, admissions-related marketing, and online engagement. In addition to undergraduate admissions, Brian will assume leadership over our graduate and international (non-TWU Extension) recruiting through a newly-created role of Director of Graduate and International Recruiting.
Source: email from Interim President Bob Kuhn, July 18, 2013
Admissions Standards and Academic Probation Committee
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The Admissions Standards and Academic Probation Committee served to advise on matters as foreign student enrollment, TOEFL score standards, enrollment projection procedures, admission standards and testing. In addition, the committee made decisions one the admissibility of all students with special attention to: a) students with marginal academic preparation; 2) students who are required to write Letters of Petition for re-admission. The committee also recommended and administered academic probationary regulations, and reviewed petitions from students appealing academic disqualifications.