The John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) is a Body-of-Christ-centered community of liberal learning, established to model and enrich Indiana Wesleyan’s pursuit of excellence in scholarship, character formation, and servant leadership. The JWHC thus strives to equip faculty and students to become more fully human in the image of our triune God by pursuing lives of truth, goodness, and beauty.
The vision of the John Wesley Honors College is to foster a community of faculty, student, and alumni servant-leaders who faithfully pursue understanding, wisdom, and virtue. Our community engages the best and brightest of our peers globally. But more importantly, we aspire to be kingdom-of-God people who are adept at integrating faith, learning, service, and life calling into a Christian life well-lived. In this way, the JWHC strives to be a nationally recognized leader in collegiate honors education, serving and enriching Church and society as it strengthens Indiana Wesleyan’s efforts to be a premier Christian university.
JWHC Core Learning Outcomes
JWHC graduates are well-equipped liberal learners poised for a Christian life well-lived. This means each graduate will achieve the core learning outcomes. Graduates should be able to:
- Articulate the theological narrative of historic Christianity as the foundation of their life calling.
- Define the virtues characteristic of Christ’s redeemed humanity and engage in intentional practices that nurture growth in these virtues.
- Delineate the historical developments and cultural dynamics that have shaped the present age.
- Conceptualize their anticipated career as an expression of their Christian vocation.
- Integrate diverse knowledge, learning, and practices into a holistic engagement of everyday life.
- Identify the roles that aesthetic expressions play in illuminating meaning and significance in life.
- Evaluate texts, complex information, and contemporary issues charitably, contextually, analytically, and theologically.
- Express ideas effectively through written and verbal communication.
Program Goals In addition to achieving the learning outcomes outlined on page 2,it is our goal that graduates exhibit:
- Devotion to the glory of God as expressed in loving and serving God and neighbor.
- Faithfulness to the body of Christ as the primary community in and through which one is equipped and empowered to love and serve both God and neighbor.
- Dedication to a spiritual rule of life that facilitates formation in Christian virtue through one’s encounter with the living God.
- Proficiency in an academic discipline oriented by the habits of interdisciplinary inquiry.
- Understanding of the interpretive power and methodological limitations of academic disciplines for elucidating truth and engaging the fundamental questions of human existence.
- Practices yielding redemptive forms of diverse community locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Healthy lifestyle patterns, mindful of how cycles of eating, exercise, work, and rest contribute to physical and spiritual wholeness.
- Commitment to a lifelong pursuit of understanding, wisdom, and virtue.