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2003-2004 Programs

PROGRAMS THAT BEGIN IN THE 2003-04 ACADEMIC YEAR

Please Note: This is an older document and is in the process of being revised.

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR

Faculty are invited to develop and teach a Fall 2004 FYS that deals with vocation.

Faculty may also develop a teaching/learning module on vocation that could be imported into other FYS sections, creating appeal for a wider range of FYS faculty. The module could include topics and common readings appropriate for use across course sections, discussion questions and learning activities, and possible paper assignments.

Grantees may also propose writing and publishing monographs/articles on vocation and including them in their FYS sections or modules. The materials developed for FYS will be shared more broadly, as desired, with other faculty both within and beyond Hope College.

In 2003-04 (and in all 4 subsequent years of the grant) $13,200 will be available as stipends: 2 stipends of $4,400 each for individuals developing new FYS variants dealing with vocation; 2 stipends of $2,200 each for individuals developing modules on vocation. Awards can be made exclusively in one category or the other. During the Fall Semester of the 2003-04 academic year, the Director will announce a deadline for the submission of proposals.

SENIOR SEMINARS

The Lilly Program Director and the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies will award grants to faculty members with strong proposals for Senior Seminars—to be taught during the 2004-05 academic year—with a vocation emphasis or containing a significant vocation module that could be imported into other Senior Seminars. During the Fall Semester of the 2003-04 academic year, the Director will announce a deadline for the submission of proposals.

In 2003-04 $8,000 will be available as stipends: two of $4,400 each for individuals developing new vocation-related Senior Seminars; an individual developing a module rather than a course will receive a stipend of $2,200. In each subsequent year of the grant, $4,000 will be available as (a) stipend(s).

SUMMER WORKSHOP ON VOCATION FOR ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Lilly funding will provide a day or half-day summer workshop for faculty advisors that will address theological and philosophical understandings of vocation, with connections to the practical concerns our students face. These seminar activities will also focus on skill-development to assist advisors in addressing these issues with students.

In the course of these workshops, user-friendly handouts will be developed to provide advisors with conversation starters and topics central to the idea of vocation as well as inform advisors of useful resources to recommend to students.

In 2003-04 and each subsequent year of the grant, $500 will be available as a stipend for the organizer of the summer workshop; $1,000 will be available as stipends of $100 each for ten participants.

RETREATS AND MINI-RETREATS FOR ADVISORS/ADVISEES

Lilly funds will support retreats for advisors and their advisees, thus creating “protected space” for fruitful discussions about vocation.

Money will also be made available for interested advisors and their advisees to conduct organized mini-retreats over extended meals or to fund other advisee gatherings at which conversations about vocation can take place.

In 2003-04 and each subsequent year of the grant, $5,000 will be available to fund these activities.

ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT NETWORK AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

In the course of the current (Spring 2003) semester the implementation committee will be scheduling meetings with department chairs and other interested individuals to provide more extensive information about this program.

I. To establish and maintain the Alternative Placement Network and Internship Program, professors will identify institutions which show strong potential to become partners with Hope College in the project of drawing Hope graduates toward work in institutions serving the less privileged.

Funding will enable Hope faculty to investigate a site, and site managers to visit the college. $8,000 in travel money will be available in each of the 5 years of the grant including 2003-04.

II. As part of the process of developing internships to serve those most in need of assistance, such as those in impoverished core-city schools or poorly funded rural health care clinics, for the Alternative Placement Network, faculty who travel to investigate such sites and those who supervise internships at these locations will receive stipends.

8 stipends of $500 each will be available in each of the 5 years of the program including 2003-04.

Faculty should be aware that as part of the Alternative Placement Network Initiative, the Lilly Program will fund paid summer internships in pre-professional work that challenges prevailing professional and social hierarchies, and offers unusually great opportunities for service.

4 stipends of $2,500 each will be available for students in each of the 5 years of the grant period including 2003-04.

DEPARTMENTAL PILOT PROGRAMS FOR THE THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF VOCATION

In the course of the current (Spring 2003) semester the implementation committee will be scheduling meetings with department chairs and other interested individuals to provide more extensive information about this program.

Three academic departments will develop their own pilot programs for the theological exploration of vocation.

One feature of each pilot programs will be an action/reflection component in which students meet with a trained leader to discuss the challenges and opportunities they encounter within their clinical experience/internships as they seek to live out their sense of vocation in their work. One faculty member from each of the three academic departments involved in the program will design this component for his/her department.

3 stipends of $2,500 each (to be paid in year 1 or year 2 of the grant period) will be available.

At present (Feb. ’03) it seems likely that this program will in fact be implemented in year 2 rather than year 1—that is, during 2004-05 rather than during 2003-04.

CHRISTIAN MINISTRY AS VOCATION

The Department of Religion is primarily responsible for implementing the programs called for in this area. Information about these programs can be found in the grant proposal.

PARISH NURSING INSTITUTE

The Department of Nursing is primarily responsible for implementing the programs called for in this area. Information about these programs can be found in the grant proposal.

MISSION TRIPS AS VOCATION

2 stipends of $3,500 each will be available in 2003-04 (and not in any subsequent year) to fund a two-person curriculum-development team to prepare materials to be used by mission trip groups before and after the trip to assist students in connecting their mission trip experience to their sense of vocation.

RESEARCH AS VOCATION FACULTY-STUDENT SUMMER GRANTS

Research as Vocation grants will be based on an “action-reflection model,” in which students and faculty will consider the wider significance of their projects in terms of vocation.

In addition to outlining a research project in any field, successful faculty applicants will indicate how they will build in periods of “reflection” to make students aware of broader issues of vocation implicit in the research undertaken. Useful tools to this end might include reading books or articles together, or visiting a conference or relevant scholars. Presenting an account of this research experience to the relevant department would form the conclusion of this collaborative enterprise.

Student-faculty research into the issue of vocation itself will also be funded. Such research, entitled “Research on Vocation,” will be aimed at creating new scholarly understandings of vocation. Here, too, the research would be concluded by a departmental colloquium open to the wider campus.

In 2003-04 and each subsequent year of the grant, $12,000 will be available: $6,000 for each of two faculty-student pairs.

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