Master's Recital

Master's Recital

Spring 2021

Welcome to the Master's Recital!

For information on why we do the master's recital, see Why the Master's Recital.

If you are signed up for the online recital, the tasks will begin showing up here over the next couple of days, and you can complete them at any time between now and May 15th.

Course Overview

As part of our accreditation requirements, we must collect data to demonstrate that what we set out to teach you at the beginning of the program has some relationship to what you know and are able to do here at the end.  We use this data to refine how and what we teach and to improve the Iliff educational experience for students to come. In many other theological schools, this data is an extensive written portfolio of each students' work from throughout their degree program that they discuss with a committee at the end, or a final thesis or senior capstone project.  However, we believe that for a professional degree program, a more performed kind of knowledge is important to demonstrate integration and the capacity to take your theological education into your future working contexts.

For that reason, we created the masters' recital. The recital assesses Iliff's curriculum, not you, the student.

Each year we identify different areas of the curriculum to assess.  This year we are primarily assessing 1. the personal and professional degree learning goals, 2. the degree learning goals that are specific to the MAPSC degree, and 3. the degree learning goals that are specific to the M.Div. Each of you will have two tasks. Everyone will do the task associated with the personal and professional formation goals, and you will do the task specific to your degree program. 

Because this data has a serious role in our ongoing curricular revision, we hope that you will do your best so we can see what you can really do.  But, do your best in a spontaneous (although readable to your us) way, so we can see what you can do on your feet, so to speak. The entire recital should take 30-60 minutes.

Any questions? Please email Ted Vial: (don't send a Canvas message--I won't see it).

Thanks for helping us continue to make an Iliff education relevant and quality for generations of students to come.

Welcome, Graduates!  Congratulations on making it to the end (or near end) of your degree program.

Please read the Why the Recital page (link above) before completing these tasks. You have 2 tasks; each has its own discussion page, below. One task, the Personal and Professional Formation discussion, is for everyone. The second task is specific to your degree program. If you are receiving the M.Div., do the M.Div task. If you are receiving the MAPSC, do the MAPSC task. Post your responses by hitting "Reply" beneath the task in each discussion page. Responses can be written or a video. These tasks are meant to be performed "live and in real time" as much as possible.  That is to say, we are not expecting additional external research or preparation. We want to see what the education you have already completed allows you to do. The whole recital should take between 30-60 minutes. We will be looking at what you all are able to do well and what you struggle with, not assigning grades to particular posts.  However, because we do use this data for future curricular revision, it will be helpful if you do your best, so we can see what you have learned. Think of this as Iliff's not-so-standardized testing to see how our curriculum is functioning to produce student learning . . . our work as educators is what is being tested through these activities.

May 15, 2021SatMAPSCdue by 05:59AM
May 15, 2021SatPersonal and Professional Formationdue by 05:59AM
May 15, 2021SatMDIVdue by 05:59AM