Episode 11: Dr. Craig Boyd- The Bad Good Administrator
Chapel ProbationMarch 29, 2022x
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Episode 11: Dr. Craig Boyd- The Bad Good Administrator

Scott OkamotoScott OkamotoHost
Dr. Craig Boyd came to APU to be the Director of the Institute of Faith Integration. Within the first week, he was confronted with the absurd nature of the rest of the administration comprised of confused men and women trying to serve the two mutually exclusive masters of respectable academia and evangelical culture. At every turn, Dr. Boyd would learn, evangelical culture would win, leaving him struggling to figure out how to navigate the "systems" of a university suffering a crisis of identity. It is an honor to have Dr. Boyd join us on Chapel Probation to give us insight into what went on behind the closed doors of an administration that loudly claimed to care about things like diversity and academic excellence while seeming to make decisions contrary to those ideals. What we as faculty and students assumed was some kind of evil intent (and I'm sure that was there), might have simply been incompetence coupled with blind allegiance to the almighty conservative dollar from alumni and far-right donors. Whatever the reasons for all the shit we went through, systemically, culturally, and theologically, there seem to have been confused and inept administrators pulling the strings and pushing the buttons, and Dr. Boyd was there to witness it all. You will be amazed. You will gasp in disbelief. You will laugh out loud. And if you went to APU or any school like it, you will be depressed. The Chapel Probation Instagram remains mysteriously shut down, but you can support this podcast on the Chapel Probation Patreon. Join the conversation about everything on the Chapel Probation Facebook group and sign up for behind-the-scenes info about this podcast and Scott's book on his Substack Newsletter. As always, you can find out more about Scott, his forthcoming book, and other writing and videos at rscottokamoto.com. Music in this episode by Shin Kawasaki and Wingo Shackleford, Azeem Kahn, and Scott Okamoto. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-okamoto/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/scott-okamoto/support