Educational Philosophy Objectives

The keyword in our organization is Community.” Agora University strives to maintain a close relationship between students and staff. Many members of our faulty are involved in discipling students during the academic years. Faulty members encourage students as they grow in their personal devotions, discuss things they are learning in class, and challenge them in areas where the student may be struggling. Students have ready access to any staff or faculty member and are encouraged to seek help both academically and spiritually.

At Agora University, we aim to build well-rounded students by developing a well-balanced approach to Christian through”

  1. The Humanities — Being committed to shaping our curriculum and programs in the Humanities to ask the fundamental questions of human existence and to situate our knowledge in light of the Eastern Christian traditions and the Early Christian Wisdom.
  2. Our Eastern Christian Identity — the realization that the self-understanding of who we are and what we do is grounded and informed by what it means to be an Eastern Christian, being part of a dynamic tradition and a Church with deep and profound beliefs.

Educational Objectives

Our institutional objectives further describe the scope of our distance education programs:

  1. Provide quality distance education programs for graduate students in the Humanities from an Orthodox Christian perspective.
  2. Provide credentialed faculty members who have experience in teaching. Our goal is that at least 90 percent of our faculty have doctorates in their fields. Others with at least exceptional expertise in the courses they teach.
  3. Provide adequate administrative staff to facilitate coordination of student services, financial accountability, and technological support.
  4. Provide structured graduate-level programs in a semester-long format that is readily accessible in a flexible manner through technologically sound, cost-effective educational systems.
  5. Provide effective interactions between students and faculty, as measured by at least a 90 percent positive rating on our end-of semester survey. All student complaints will be investigated by the Dean within 14 days.