Bringing together narratives and theory-based analyses of practice, this volume illustrates collaborative curricular and co-curricular approaches to promoting vocational discernment amongst students in a Catholic university setting.
Drawing on cultural, religious, and secular understandings of vocation, Engaging with Vocation on Campus illustrates how contemporary issues around vocation, work, and careers can be addressed within the Catholic intellectual and spiritual tradition. Chapters presents a range of contributions from students, faculty, and staff from a single institution to highlight practical approaches to supporting students in this area, and acknowledge the complementary and intersecting roles played by student support services, academic staff, and on-campus ministry in helping students develop an individualised understanding of vocation. Considering the value of both curricular or non-curricular activities and processes, the volume highlights spiritual, personal, and community value in offering students explicit and tailored support.
This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in higher education, religious education, and the Christian life and experience more broadly. Those specifically interested in career guidance, theological curriculum and pedagogy, and Roman Catholicism will also benefit from this book.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction: An Institution-Wide Commitment to Vocation in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
Stephen Wilhoit and Karen Lovett
Part 1: Transdisciplinary, Purpose-Based, and Community-Engaged Approaches to Vocation
2: A Transdisciplinary Journey of Vocational Reflection through Immersion Programs
Kelly Bohrer, Maria Ollier Burkett, Mary Niebler, Castel Sweet, and Matthew A. Witenstein
3: From Reflection to Action: Exploring Vocation through Life Design
4: Developing Vocational Wisdom Conducting Group History Projects: Learning the Personal Rewards and Social Benefits of Producing History
James Todd Uhlman
Part 2: Discovering the Call to Learn, Lead, and Serve through Experiential Learning
5: Helping Students Who Enter College with a Desire to Serve Discern Vocation: A Criminal Justice Studies Example
Martha H. Hurley and Stacey Siekman-Hall
6: Let us Sing to the Lord: Vocational Formation through the Undergraduate Music Minister Program
Scott T. Paeplow
Part 3: Educators Exploring their Own Callings and Building Supportive Environments for Vocation
7: The Teaching Gig: Journeys in Faith Traditions, Popular Fictions, and the Vocation of Learning
Elizabeth Ann Mackay
8: Vocation: Listening, Discerning, and Living
Elizabeth Pipoly Montgomery
9: Creating a Culture for Lifelong Vocational Discernment
Jennifer Dalton and Corinne M. Daprano
Part 4: Dialogue, Community-Building, and the Role of Peer Leaders in Vocation Education
10: Implementing Vocation Education through Peer Facilitation in a Residential Curriculum
Derek Goeglin, Keri L. Good, and Olivia Keithley
11: Integral Ecology, Living Our Questions, and an Expanded Community Vision: Nurturing Vocations in the Natural Sciences and Sustainability
Leanne M. Jablonski
Part 5: The Value of Vocational Discernment in Career Exploration
12: Building Bodies, Building Minds: Listening to the Call to Medical Service
13: An Instrumental Approach to Teaching a Non-Instrumental View to Vocation within Business Schools: How Professional Credos Assist Working MBA Students Explore their Callings
Jay J. Janney and Della Stanley-Green
14: A Call for Ongoing Vocational Discernment in Graduate Health Science Programs
Joseph M. Day
Karen Lovett is Director of Experiential Learning, University of Dayton, USA.
Stephen Wilhoit is Professor of English and Co-director of the Vocation Implementation Team, University of Dayton, USA.