About the Asmus CenterFor the Advancement of Free Market Principles
Arizona Christian University
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Arizona Christian University: Asmus Center: For the Advancement of Free Market Principles
VISION: Arizona Christian University’s Asmus Center aspires to be an epicenter encouraging the exploration, development and implementation of Free Market Economics and its effects on public policy and culture.
MISSION: Arizona Christian University’s Asmus Center will engage and equip students, teachers and business leaders with cutting-edge research in the philosophy and advancement of Free Market Economics.
Asmus Center Objectives:
1. Establish research fellowships and discussion groups which advance the Asmus Center vision
2. Develop an annual calendar of academic conferences, seminars, debates and scholarly lectures
3. Promote cutting-edge research in the practice and philosophy of Free Market Economics, and foster dialog between: Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and Theology
4. Establish the Barry Asmus Endowed Chair for Economics in the Business department.
Asmus Center Objectives and Assessments
||Intended Outcome: The establishment of a scholarship program that selects two fellows per academic year.Method: Fellows qualifications outlined in Barry Asmus Fellowship StandardsBenchmark/Criteria: Success will be two fellowships are selected and funded for the 2016-17 academic year.||2015-16|
|Intended Outcome: The establishment of reading/discussion groups on the topics identified by the center as themes for the academic year.Method: Books aligned with the defined theme of the year will be selected. Students and Faculty will be invited to participate/lead reading discussion groups.Benchmark/Criteria: Success will be the participation of 10% of the total enrollment of Business and Political Science majors.|
||Intended Outcome: To host conferences, seminars, debates and academic lectures which promote the vision of the Asmus Center and expound on the theme of the year of the CenterMethod: Benchmark/Criteria: Success will be having two academic guest lecturers in the 2015-16 academic year||2015-16|
||Intended Outcome: To have a fully funded endowed Chair of Virtuous EconomicsMethod: A goal and strategy to resource the funds for the endowed chair will be developed.Benchmark/Criteria: The first Professor will be named to the endowed chair.||2017-18|