About the Asmus Center

For the Advancement of Free Market Principles

Arizona Christian University

VISION: Arizona Christian University exists to educate and equip followers of Christ to transform culture with the truth.

MISSION: Arizona Christian University provides a biblically-integrated, liberal arts education equipping graduates to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in all aspects of life, as leaders of influence and excellence

 

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

Objective Assessments Time Period
  1. Establish research fellowships and discussion groups which advance the Asmus Center vision
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.
  1. Develop an annual calendar of academic conferences, seminars, debates and scholarly lectures
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
  1. Promote cutting-edge research in the practice and philosophy of Free Market Economics, fostering dialog between: Political Science, Economics, Philosophy, and Theology

 

Intended Outcome:Method:Benchmark/Criteria: 2015-16
  1. Establish an Endowed Chair for Virtuous Economic in the Business department.
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