Fall 2015 CEPS Workshops & Opportunities


Community Engagement and Student Development in Higher Education 

October 15, 2015 

Tara Hudson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Social Concerns

What do we know about the impact of community engagement experiences during college on student development? Do students who engage show higher levels of ethical development, orientation to public service, understanding of diversity, or the like? Learn about current theory and research with respect to student development, and explore promising practices for your own pedagogy and scholarship.       

Academic Solidarity, Practical Reasoning, and the Faculty Life

October 29, 2015 

Todd Whitmore, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Faculty Fellow, Institute for International Peace Studies, and Co-Director, Minor in Catholic Social Tradition

This session explores, from a graduate student perspective, future potentials of faculty life. Is it possible to combine mission and excellence, to build an academic career in solidarity with those who experience injustice while navigating tenure paths? What grounds our work toward such integrated ends? 

Catholic Social Tradition and Community-Based Learning 

November 13, 2015

Clemens Sedmak, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Center for Social Concerns

A one-day workshop and discussion forum on two pillars of its identity: Catholic Social Tradition with its rich history, principles and values, and framework for identifying, understanding, and tackling social concerns; and community-based learning as a way of learning through service, experiential learning, and engaged scholarship (as community-based research). Questions to be explored include: What is the model of “learning” that can be based on the CST Principles? What difference does a Catholic/Christian framework make for CBL and CBR?