Spiritan Pedagogy Invites Faculty Conversations

Across campus a growing number of faculty, graduate students, and administrators are reflecting on the idea of a Spiritan pedagogy. What are the hallmarks of Spiritan pedagogy? Are particular methods and practices particularly suited to Spiritan pedagogy? How does Spiritan pedagogy align with current innovations in education? How does it compare with the pedagogical approaches found in educational settings that are animated by other religious charisms, for example Jesuit or Marianist? What institutional conditions are conducive to Spiritan pedagogy?

Broadening Our Scholarship, Deepening our Disciplainary Commitments, and Reaching People on the Margins

This year's theme for the Spiritan Pedagogy Conversations is "Broadening our Scholarship, Deepening our Disciplinary Commitments, and Reaching People on the Margins." Join us in conversation with campus colleagues in exploring ways that scholarship, disciplinary commitments and service connect with the Spiritan values of the university. Along the way, we will learn about how colleagues are adapting to continue their practice of Spiritan Pedagogy in the midst of the pandemic.

Upcoming program:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Discussion leaders: Faina Linkov (Health Management Systems) and John Stolz (Environmental Research and Education)  
Facilitator: Steven Hansen (CTE)
In this session, the discussants will explore advocating for the marginalized people from a disciplinary perspective. John's work with water quality issues and Faina's work with public health and administration are excellent touchstones to help us think about ways to help marginalized people from our own disciplines.
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Past programs AY20/21:

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
11 a.m. - Noon
Discussion leaders: Norm Conti (Sociology) and Rick McCown (Education)
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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
10 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Discussion leaders: Jennifer Elliot (Pharmacy), Noah Potvin (Music & Nursing), and Anita Zuberi (Sociology)
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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Discussion leaders: Lisa Levers (Education), Amy Mattila (Health Sciences),Grace Orsatti (Law) 
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The Spiritan Pedagogy series is co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Faith and Culture in the Division of Mission & Identity and the Center for Teaching Excellence.