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Schneller, Minardi and Lake Publish Article in Assessment Update

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Beverly Schneller, Ministry Program Advisor Martha Minardi and Vice President of Spiritual Development Todd Lake’s article “Assessing Spiritual Growth and Development at Belmont University” opened the Jan-Feb 2016 issue of Assessment Update: Progress, Trends and Practices in Higher Education.

The article describes efforts to evaluate the impact of the Maymester mission trip to Haiti Minardi leads on students’ global and cultural awareness surrounding Christian faith development. The Belmont team surveyed the students over two years and found that they experienced an increased ability to articulate their beliefs interculturally and grew awareness of themselves as leaders in spiritual development, both personally and in groups.