Hope College

2016 Pre-College Conference for Faculty/Staff
August 25-29, 2016



Thursday, August 25, 2016

1:00-3:00 P.M. Maas Auditorium

"Vocation and Higher Education: Hope as a National Leader"

In the last decade or so vocation and calling have become increasingly important aspects of higher education in America. During that time Hope has become a national leader in envisioning and implementing programs that assist students in vocational discernment. David Cunningham, Director of the CrossRoads Project and the Klooster Center for Excellence in Writing, will frame a discussion of this topic, based on his work editing a new book entitled "At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education." A number of Hope faculty and staff will follow David by offering brief presentations on the Hope programs they direct that have to do with vocational discernment. This session will conclude with discussion.

Introduction: David Cunningham

  • Ryan White, Director of Advising/First Year Seminars - The Power of Pausing: Introducing Students to Vocational Reflection
  • Andy McCoy, Director, Center for Ministry Studies - Hearing Faithfully? When Following God Means Ministry...and When it Doesn't
  • Jena Szatkowski, Career Development/Internships - Fostering Vocation Discernment Through Internships
  • Annie Dandavati, Director, The Philadelphia Center - What's TPC Gotta Do WIth It?
  • Jonathan Hagood, Director of Senior Seminars - Is Senior Year Too Late to Talk About Vocation?
  • Karen Nordell Pearson, Interim Provost - Vocation and Faculty Development: Reflect and Respond

Conclusion: Announcing a NetVUE Grant for Faculty Development
Curtis Gruenler, Director, GenEd/IDS

Contact Steve Bouma-Prediger, Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning (boumapred@hope.edu)


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