Objectives & Outcomes

Institutional Goals, Program Learning Objectives, and Program Learning Outcomes for Cornerstone College of Virginia

Mission:

Provide a Christ centered pathway to a theological and professional education that fully equips our students for kingdom work in the church and in the world.

INSTITUTIONAL GOALS:

Within the context of the CCV mission we are committed to equipping students for kingdom work through the following goals:

 

Understand the Bible and theology to interpret the world around us through a biblical worldview.

 

  • Sound biblical learning and a biblical worldview as evidenced by choosing and retaining faculty with a spirit of excellence and a heart for Christ.
    • Measurable outcome: Students demonstrate overall average rating on Bible Knowledge Test
    • Measurable outcome: Individual program competencies of student learning objectives achieved

Prepare students to be lifelong learners who can positively impact diverse workplaces.

  • Academic innovation as evidenced by modernized learning platforms.
    • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by 50% or more students rate academic innovation average or higher on Student Exit Survey
  • Quality education as evidenced by consistent course standards and the joint degree program courses.
    • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by 70% or more students rate average rating or higher on quality of education on Student Exit Survey

Develop a community and a student body who grow in their personal relationship with Christ.

  • Spiritual growth of the community as evidenced by regular prayer and worship gatherings.
    • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by 100% student participation in ministry outreach on Student Ministry Portfolio Worksheet Transcript
    • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by 50% or more students have quiet times 3 or more times per week based on Student Exit Survey
    • Measurable outcome: Individual program competencies of student learning objectives achieved
    • Measurable outcome:

Equip students to acquire ministry skills for local and worldwide Christian service.

  • Sharing the Gospel through word and deed as evidenced by course offerings characterized by sound theology and biblical worldview.
    • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by 100% student participation in ministry outreach on Student Ministry Portfolio Worksheet Transcript
    • Measurable outcome: Individual program competencies of student learning objectives achieved
    • Measurable outcome:
  • Accessible education for people from all backgrounds as evidenced by affordable tuition and scholarship opportunity.
  • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by average overall rating for affordable education on Student Exit Survey
  • Expanding resources for all students as evidenced by institutional partnerships.
  • Measurable outcome: Evidenced by average overall rating or higher on Student Exit Survey

OBJECTIVES FOR INSTITUTIONAL GOALS:

Narrative on pursuit of institutional goals and practical application in the campus community:

  • Sound biblical learning and a biblical worldview as evidenced by choosing and retaining faculty with a spirit of excellence and a heart for Christ.

As indicated in the evidence report “COE 10 Faculty Listing” most of the faculty at CCV is actively engaged in ministry. Many faculty members are respected senior pastors in local churches. CCV retains faculty information for faculty applications, resumes, and college transcripts. Each faculty member affirms his or her commitment to the CCV statement of faith annually.

  • Academic innovation as evidenced by modernized learning platforms.

CCV classrooms have technological improvements for electrical plugs and charging stations for laptop, tablet, and mobile device power. The beta lab classroom and contemporary chapel where classroom lecture occurs have touch screen display boards, microphones, and projector capabilities. Both rooms are used for hy-flex class delivery where students may attend in class or online virtually. Wifi is available for students throughout campus. The student resource center has three study cubicles with recent desktop computer upgrades for internet access and Microsoft Office Suite software for assignment and presentation preparation. The student resource center also have hard copy books from a variety of commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and references. Students may also print documents for free on the student resource printer.

  • Quality education as evidenced by consistent course standards and the joint degree program courses.

CCV has enhanced the course requirements for course content through evaluations in our “CNCS – CCV New Course Standard” Sheets which document the number of classroom lecture hours, professor qualifications, textbooks used, and supplemental materials. Courses are under continuous improvement to ensure they meet the standards imposed by our educational partner, Lancaster Bible College, through our Simultaneous Enrollment Option Memorandum of Understanding.

  • Spiritual growth of the community as evidenced by regular prayer and worship gatherings.

CCV has regular bi-weekly chapel meetings. Most classes start and end with prayer at the discretion of the teaching professor. Most students on campus attend chapel and beginning in fall 2021, the new Spiritual Formation Program will be instituted where students who attend at least two on campus courses will be required to attend a prescribed number of chapel services and serve in the annual Missions Impact Week. Students are encouraged to lead in chapel and preach during chapel.

  • Sharing the Gospel through word and deed as evidenced by course offerings characterized by sound theology and biblical worldview.

The Gospel is at the center of CCV’s activities. Students are challenged to share the gospel beyond the classes offered in missions and apologetics. CCV has a vibrant campus community where debate and sharing of ideas is heard regularly throughout the hallways.

  • Accessible education for people from all backgrounds as evidenced by affordable tuition and scholarship opportunity.

CCV’s history began with Dr. Albert Brown and his passion to make higher education affordable to local church pastors. CCV continues this mission and as indicated in our racial percentage ratios we have high numbers of minority students represented in our student body. CCV offers two scholarship programs. The Carson Riley Scholarship offers up to 50% off tuition through a need based scholarship for students. The Gary Foss Memorial Scholarship offers students aged 18 – 26 a free associate’s degree scholarship through our Simultaneous Enrollment Option with Lancaster Bible College.

  • Expanding resources for all students as evidenced by institutional partnerships.

CCV has a partnership with Lancaster Bible College to offer student dual degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree level. Students simultaneously earn a Biblical Studies degree at CCV along with a professional degree at Lancaster Bible College online in Accounting, Business Administration, Communications, Biblical Studies, Marketing, and Sport Management. CCV is in discussions with Clark Summit University to come to an agreement on a similar arrangement for students to earn a dual degree in Biblical Counseling.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES AND GOALS:

Associate’s Degree Program:

Program Learning Outcome Goals:

Students will be equipped to serve as Bible teachers

               As evidenced by 50% of students gaining teaching experience while in school

               As evidenced by 30% of 5 year alumni teaching a Bible class

Graduates will be equipped to continue to bachelor’s degree

               As evidenced by students obtaining an average GPA of at least 2.7.

A.B.S

Careers:

Women’s ministry leader                            Church teacher                                Prison ministry leader

Ministry assistant                                           Bible teacher                                    Camp counselor

Church activity director

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and apply essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity and how they relate to modern culture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biblical principles and their practical application to life
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Distinguish different worldviews in contrast to a biblical worldview perspective
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in various cultural contexts

Th.A.

Careers:

Missions worker                                             Chaplain                                            Health & welfare leader

Women’s ministry leader                            Church teacher                                Prison ministry leader

Ministry assistant                                           Bible teacher                                    Camp counselor

Church activity director

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and apply essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity and how they relate to modern culture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biblical principles and their practical application to life
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Distinguish different worldviews in contrast to a biblical worldview perspective
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in various cultural contexts

Bachelor’s Degree Program

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES AND GOALS:

Bachelor’s Degree Program:

Program Learning Outcome Goals:

Students will be equipped to serve as Bible teachers

               As evidenced by 50% of students gaining teaching experience while in school

               As evidenced by 30% of 5 year alumni teaching a Bible class

Graduates will be equipped to continue to master’s degree

               As evidenced by students obtaining an average GPA of at least 2.7.

B.B.S.

Careers:

Minister                                                            Pastor                                                               Bible teacher

Educator                                                           Youth minister                                                Church director

Assistant pastor                                              Missionary                                                       Homeschool Co-Op Director

Crisis Relief Director                                      Chaplain                                                           Health & welfare leader

Women’s ministry leader                            Church teacher                                               Prison ministry leader

Ministry assistant                                           Church activity director

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and apply essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity and how they relate to modern culture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biblical principles and their practical application to life
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Distinguish different worldviews in contrast to a biblical worldview perspective
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in various cultural contexts

Th.B.

Careers:

Social worker                                                  Christian school administrator                                   Non-profit director

Counselor                                                         Church planter                                                               Associate pastor

Minister                                                            Pastor                                                                              Educator

Youth minister                                                Church director                                                             Assistant pastor

Missionary                                                       Crisis Relief Director                                                     Chaplain

Health & welfare leader                               Women’s ministry leader                                           Church teacher

Prison ministry leader                                   Ministry assistant                                                          Bible teacher

Church activity director

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and apply essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity and how they relate to modern culture
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biblical principles and their practical application to life
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Distinguish different worldviews in contrast to a biblical worldview perspective
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in various cultural contexts

 

Master’s Degree Program

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES AND GOALS:

Master’s Degree Program:

Program Learning Outcome Goals:

Students begin developing expertise in specialized areas

               As evidenced by 50% of students completing a master level concentration specialization

Graduates will find ministry employment

               As evidenced by 30% of 5-year alumni being ordained

               As evidenced by 50% of 5-year alumni being employed in ministry

Graduates will be equipped for doctoral studies

               As evidenced by students obtaining an average GPA of at least 3.0.

M.M.L.

Careers:

Church administrator                                                   Youth pastor                                    Minister

Pastor of education                                                      College professor                            Senior pastor

Overseas missionary                                                     Church planter                                 Campus pastor

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate personal religious beliefs and interpretations in relation to other interpretations
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Create pathways to collaborate critically and biblically within diverse contexts

 

 

M.C.E.

Careers:

Church administrator                                                   Youth pastor                                    Pastor of education

Ministry director                                                           School administrator                      Christian school principal

Christian school teacher                                             Christian college dean                   Camp director

Curriculum director                                                      Children’s ministry director          Campus minister

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Compose a biblical philosophy of Christian education
  • Formulate sound biblical principles and their application to educational needs
  • Interpret sound biblical principles that impact education
  • Distinguish different worldviews in contrast to a biblical worldview perspective in education
  • Assess sound biblical strategies for meeting educational needs in context of modern society

M.P.S.

Careers:

Senior pastor                                                                 Associate pastor                              Missionary director

Church administrator                                                   Youth pastor                                    Minister

Overseas missionary                                                     Church planter                                 Campus pastor

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Formulate a biblical philosophy of pastoral care in ministry
  • Analyze biblical principles and their practical application to life
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Assess theologically sound ministry practices that foster Christ centered character, servant leadership, and biblical mentoring relationships
  • Assess biblical principles of pastoral care in relation to shepherding Christ followers

M.B.S.

Careers:

Archeologist                                                                   Theologian                                                       Chaplain

Writer                                                                              Counselor                                                         Missionary

Church administrator                                                   Youth pastor                                                   Pastor of education

Ministry director                                                           School administrator                                     Christian school principal

Christian school teacher                                             Christian college dean                                  Camp director

Curriculum director                                                      Children’s ministry director                         Campus minister

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate personal religious beliefs and interpretations in relation to other interpretations
  • Interpret sound biblical principles from Scripture
  • Create pathways to collaborate critically and biblically within diverse contexts

M.T.S.

Careers:

Theologian                                                                      Chaplain                                                           Writer

Counselor                                                                        Missionary                                                       Church administrator

Youth pastor                                                                  Pastor of education                                       Ministry director

School administrator                                                    Christian school principal                             Christian school teacher

Christian college dean                                                 Camp director                                                 Curriculum director

Children’s ministry director                                        Campus minister                                            Social worker

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze essential truths of biblical evangelical Christianity and how they relate to modern culture
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate personal religious beliefs and interpretations in relation to other interpretations
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in various cultural contexts
  • Evaluate sound theological research tools and practices

M.Div.

Careers:

Senior pastor                                                  Associate pastor                                             Youth pastor

Chaplain                                                           Hospice chaplain                                            College dean

Counselor                                                         Director of spiritual care                              Christian education pastor

Spiritual counselor                                         School chaplain                                              Program administrator

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of all books of the Bible and the historical and cultural background of each book
  • Exegete and apply biblical hermeneutics to Scripture
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate sermons for biblical accuracy, clarity, and cultural relevance
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in evangelism, administration, teaching, counseling, and worship

Th.M.

Careers:

Senior pastor                                                  Associate pastor                                             Youth pastor

Chaplain                                                           Hospice chaplain                                            College dean

Counselor                                                         Director of spiritual care                              Christian education pastor

Spiritual counselor                                         School chaplain                                              Program administrator

Christian school principal

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of all books of the Bible and the historical and cultural background of each book
  • Exegete and apply biblical hermeneutics to Scripture
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate sermons for biblical accuracy, clarity, and cultural relevance
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in evangelism, administration, teaching, counseling, and worship

Doctoral Program

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES AND GOALS:

Doctoral Degree Program:

Program Learning Outcome Goals:

Students exhibit scholarly research skills.

        As evidenced by 100% of students completing the dissertation project.

        As evidenced by 50% of graduates’ involvement in educational setting.

        As evidenced by 30% of 5-year alumni accomplishing writing and published works.

Students engage in academic and spiritually skilled organizations.

        As evidenced by 50% of 5-year alumni being employed in ministry.

D.B.S.

Careers:

Senior pastor                                                                 Associate pastor                                             Youth pastor

Chaplain                                                                          College professor                                           Education director

Missionary recruiter                                                     Hospice chaplain                                            College dean

Counselor                                                                        Director of spiritual care                              Christian education pastor

Spiritual counselor                                                        School chaplain                                              Program administrator

Christian school principal

 

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of all books of the Bible and the historical and cultural background of each book
  • Exegete and apply biblical hermeneutics to Scripture
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate sermons for biblical accuracy, clarity, and cultural relevance
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in evangelism, administration, teaching, counseling, and worship

Th. D.

Careers:

Senior pastor                                                                 Associate pastor                                             Youth pastor

Chaplain                                                                          College professor                                           Education director

Missionary recruiter                                                     Hospice chaplain                                            College dean

Counselor                                                                        Director of spiritual care                              Christian education pastor

Spiritual counselor                                                        School chaplain                                              Program administrator

Christian school principal

Program Learning Outcomes:

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of all books of the Bible and the historical and cultural background of each book
  • Exegete and apply biblical hermeneutics to Scripture
  • Assess biblical truth through expository, contextualized, and applied interpretation of Scripture
  • Evaluate sermons for biblical accuracy, clarity, and cultural relevance
  • Construct theologically sound ministry practices for implementation in evangelism, administration, teaching, counseling, and worship