Academic Relations Committee
Charge: The Academic Relations Committee promotes attention to and develops resources for enhancing membersí professional development and the institutional forms within which the study of religion takes place. To fulfill its charge the Academic Relations Committee generates programs, undertakes studies, articulates best practices, and develops electronic and other resources for the undergraduate and graduate study of religion.
Composition: Up to six members.
Terms of Office: Four years, non-renewable.
David Harrington Watt (Chair) Courtney Bender Edward E. Curtis Joseph A. Favazza Christine E. Gudorf Rebecca Todd Peters John R. Fitzmier (Staff Liaison)
External Review Assistance:
Guide for Reviewing Programs in Religion and Theology
Request External Reviewer
Volunteer as External Reviewer
Other Helpful Links:
Statement of Best Practices for the Posting of Graduation and Placement Records by Graduate Programs in the Academic Study of Religion
October 2009 RSN Article: “The Academic Study of Religion in the Face of Budget Cuts”
May 2008 RSN Focus on the Undergraduate Study of Religion:
- AAR Undergraduate Departments Survey Shows Increases in Religious Studies
- AAR Undergraduate Departments Survey Methodology
- AAR Undergraduate Departments Survey Comparative Analysis of Wave I and II
- Group Examines Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies
- The Religion Major in Transition
- The Religion Major and Liberal Education: A Conversation
- Proposals Offer Insight into Complexities of Religion Major
- Do You Know Where Your Students Are? Tracking Undergraduate Religion Majors