Heed University, School of Theology, founded in 1970 in the state of Florida, is a
private, non-profit, non-sectarian institution of higher learning with an international
perspective. Authorized to operate by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and
Universities, Heed University, School of Theology is tax-exempt under Section 501C3 of the
U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
It is our Philosophy that mature practicing professionals with
extensive experience should be permitted the opportunity to study for advanced degrees
without a rigid, formalized structure. The Heed School of Theology program of
"Freedom to Learn" provides this opportunity.
Following a "University Without Walls"
philosophy, accepted students are permitted a wide range of experiences, limited only by
their imagination, to meet educational and personal goals they establish for themselves
with faculty guidance.
Most students have studied many hours and have
years of practical experience.
In 1966 the basic concepts of a new and innovative institution
of higher learning was conceived by a group of educators with extensive but varied
experience. There was a felt need for a graduate program for professionals that would be
sensitive to and "Heed" the continually changing needs of modern society.
Heed University was established by concerned professionals who
developed a functional program which recognizes the unique needs of practicing
professionals. Traditional, rigidly-structured programs were not serving a significant
percentage of the population. In order to serve this group, Heed
Univeristy has embarked on a bold and imaginative effort to restructure the educational
experience, as well as the academic year. The Heed approach to education combines the
positive aspects of both the traditional and innovative concepts that our
educational community has validated.
Our programs are designed to enable students to work at their
own pace, to learn from each others' disciplines and experiences, and to pursue areas of
knowledge of interest to them. We profess a humanistic philosophy and look for personal
interaction that will be meaningful, lasting and productive.
The programs are designed for the intelligent and creative
individual so that (s)he can further develop knowledge, skills and interpersonal
Heed University expects a high level of scholarship from
students and maintains high academic standards, consistent with traditional education.
Our programs do not place undue bureaucratic roadblocks in the path of students who
honestly and energetically pursue knowledge - a quest that can be of benefit to us all.
"Teaching, Research and Service," are the general
functions and purposes of colleges and universities. Heed University, in addition to
these, wishes to:
1. Restore, stimulate and enhance the curiosity of the student.
2. Encourage the student to identify his own interests and to
develop these into mature, growth-promoting professional goals.
3. Provide students with a participating role in building their
4. Be oriented toward present and future problems of their
profession rather than the accumulation of facts.
5. Provide close, human, communicative inter-action between
students, faculty and administration.
6. Develop the student as a critical learner able to evaluate
his own contributions as well as those of others.
7. Enable the student to adapt intelligently, flexibly and
creatively to new and future situations.
8. Enable the student to make continuing contributions to the
solutions of human problems through research and professional practice.
9. Make higher education available and accessible to the working
individual by offering a viable alternative to traditional programs.
10. Remove the blinders of narrow perception by providing
interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional viewpoints and programs to foster full potential
HEED UNIVERSITY ADMITS STUDENTS OF ANY RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL AND
ETHNIC ORIGIN TO ALL THE RIGHTS,, PRIVILEGES, PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
GENERALLY ACCORDED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AT THE
SCHOOL. IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL OR
ETHNIC ORIGIN IN ADMINISTRATION OF ITS EDUCATIONAL POLICIES,
ADMISSIONS POLICIES, SCHOLARSHIP AND OTHER SCHOOL ADMINISTERED
August 22, 2001