Thursday, August 24, 2006

Adam Ellis, Adjunct Professor (how did that happen?)

Well, it's official. I am now an adjunct professor at Ohio Valley University. I am teaching BIB 105: Introduction to the Bible. I taught my first class today...actually we just went over the syllabus, but I really enjoyed it. There were about 44 people in the class today. It's designed as an introductory course for those without much Bible knowledge/background...and students can test out of it by taking a placement test, in which case they would go into the "Life of Christ" class. There were about 15 or so students who hadn't taken the placement test yet, so I dismissed the rest of the class early and administered the test during the last 20 minutes of class. As I'm passing out the test, one of the students says, "So, how can we stay in this class? Should I just bomb the test so I can stay?" I considered that a compliment.

CLICK HERE to see a copy of my syllabus (if you are at all interested).


P.S. I'll be in Nashville for a week for Grad School soon. If we are friends and you are in that area, and you would like to get together to me ASAP.


Phil said...

Congrats on it. I know you're going to do a great job and really screw those kids up for future Bible professors.

Gilbert said...


I'd love to hook up with you in Nashville, but if my wife doesn't go into labor by Wednesday our doctor will induce.

You have anymore classes in Nashville after this one?

Ken Haynes said...

Hey Adam- enjoyed looking through the Syllabus..That will be fun to teach since you will have to stay pretty "big picure" through the entire class to cover the material you need to. I don't think we do enough of that. I also like your idea of the students writing a paper tell " the story".....even people who grew up in the church sometimes never make the transition from "stories in the Bible" to the " THE STORY". Connecting the dots so to speak. Hope you and the family are doing well.

Anna said...

Hey Adam. Hope you & Matt make is safely to Nashville! Have a great week in class. =)