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The Resource Vocation across the academy : a new vocabulary for higher education, edited by David S. Cunningham

Vocation across the academy : a new vocabulary for higher education, edited by David S. Cunningham

Label
Vocation across the academy : a new vocabulary for higher education
Title
Vocation across the academy
Title remainder
a new vocabulary for higher education
Statement of responsibility
edited by David S. Cunningham
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Although the language of vocation was born in a religious context, the contributors in this volume demonstrate that it has now taken root within the broad framework of higher education and has become intertwined with a wide range of concerns. This volume makes a compelling case for vocational reflection and discernment in undergraduate education today, arguing that it will encourage faculty and students alike to venture out of their narrow disciplinary specializations and to reflect on larger questions of meaning and purpose. In conversation with a growing range of scholarly resources, these essays advance the cause of vocational reflection and discernment well beyond its occasional mention in general education courses and career placement offices. The book's thirteen contributors all work in higher education, but they do so as biologists and musicians, sociologists and engineers, doctors and lawyers, college presidents and deans, and scholars of history, literature, and business administration. Together, they demonstrate that vocation has an important role to play across the entire range of traditional academic disciplines and applied fields. Regardless of major, all undergraduates need to consider their current and future responsibilities, determine the stories they will live by, and discover resources for addressing the tensions that will inevitably arise among their multiple callings. Vocation across the Academy will help to reframe current debates about the purpose of higher education. It underscores the important role that colleges and universities can play in encouraging students to reflect more deeply on life's most persistent questions and to consider how they might best contribute to the common good."--
  • "The language of vocation and calling can encourage faculty and students to venture out of their academic silos and to reflect on larger questions of meaning and purpose. With contributors from across the disciplines, the book demonstrates that vocation can reframe current debates about the role of higher education today"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Dewey number
378/.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cunningham, David S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Vocation
  • College students
  • College majors
Label
Vocation across the academy : a new vocabulary for higher education, edited by David S. Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword -- Richard H. Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges -- Preface -- Vocations of the Contributors -- Introduction -- Language that Works: Vocation and the Complexity of Higher Education -- David S. Cunningham -- Part One: Calling without Borders: Vocational Themes across the Academy -- Chapter 1 -- Vocation is Responsibility": Broader Scope, Deeper Discernment -- Margaret E. Mohrmann -- Chapter 2 -- The Conflicts in Our Callings: The Anguish (and Joy) of Willing Several Things -- Jason A. Mahn -- Chapter 3 -- Called to Tell Our Stories: The Narrative Structure of Vocation -- Shirley Hershey Showalter -- Part Two: Calling in Context: Fields of Study as Resources for Vocational Reflection -- Chapter 4 -- Calling over the Life Course: Sociological Insights -- Catherine Fobes -- Chapter 5 -- To Whom Do I Sing, and Why? Vocation as an Alternative to Self-Expression -- David Fuentes -- Chapter 6 -- Coordination, Community, Covenant: Insights from Organization Theory -- Michael E. Cafferky -- Chapter 7 -- The Art and Science of Vocation: Wisdom and Conscience as Companions on a Way -- Celia Deane-Drummond -- Part Three: Called into the Future: Professional Fields and Preparation for Life -- Chapter 8 -- Laboring in the Garden: Vocation and the Realities of Work -- Christine M. Fletcher -- Chapter 9 -- Unplugging the GPS: Rethinking Undergraduate Professional Degree Programs -- Jeff R. Brown -- Chapter 10 -- Of Doing and Being: Broadening Our Understanding of Vocation -- Jerome M. Organ -- Part Four: Vocation at Full Stretch: Overcoming Obstacles to the Language of Call -- Chapter 11 -- Colleges Have Callings, Too: Vocational Reflection at the Institutional Level -- David S. Cunningham -- Chapter 12 -- Religion, Reluctance, and Conversations about Vocation -- Mark U. Edwards, Jr. -- Chapter 13 -- Good Teaching: Character Formation and Vocational Discernment -- Mark R. Schwehn -- Epilogue -- Vocabularies of Vocation: Language for a Complex Educational Landscape -- David S. Cunningham -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects
Control code
ocn970042227
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190607111
Lccn
2017003464
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970042227
Label
Vocation across the academy : a new vocabulary for higher education, edited by David S. Cunningham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword -- Richard H. Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges -- Preface -- Vocations of the Contributors -- Introduction -- Language that Works: Vocation and the Complexity of Higher Education -- David S. Cunningham -- Part One: Calling without Borders: Vocational Themes across the Academy -- Chapter 1 -- Vocation is Responsibility": Broader Scope, Deeper Discernment -- Margaret E. Mohrmann -- Chapter 2 -- The Conflicts in Our Callings: The Anguish (and Joy) of Willing Several Things -- Jason A. Mahn -- Chapter 3 -- Called to Tell Our Stories: The Narrative Structure of Vocation -- Shirley Hershey Showalter -- Part Two: Calling in Context: Fields of Study as Resources for Vocational Reflection -- Chapter 4 -- Calling over the Life Course: Sociological Insights -- Catherine Fobes -- Chapter 5 -- To Whom Do I Sing, and Why? Vocation as an Alternative to Self-Expression -- David Fuentes -- Chapter 6 -- Coordination, Community, Covenant: Insights from Organization Theory -- Michael E. Cafferky -- Chapter 7 -- The Art and Science of Vocation: Wisdom and Conscience as Companions on a Way -- Celia Deane-Drummond -- Part Three: Called into the Future: Professional Fields and Preparation for Life -- Chapter 8 -- Laboring in the Garden: Vocation and the Realities of Work -- Christine M. Fletcher -- Chapter 9 -- Unplugging the GPS: Rethinking Undergraduate Professional Degree Programs -- Jeff R. Brown -- Chapter 10 -- Of Doing and Being: Broadening Our Understanding of Vocation -- Jerome M. Organ -- Part Four: Vocation at Full Stretch: Overcoming Obstacles to the Language of Call -- Chapter 11 -- Colleges Have Callings, Too: Vocational Reflection at the Institutional Level -- David S. Cunningham -- Chapter 12 -- Religion, Reluctance, and Conversations about Vocation -- Mark U. Edwards, Jr. -- Chapter 13 -- Good Teaching: Character Formation and Vocational Discernment -- Mark R. Schwehn -- Epilogue -- Vocabularies of Vocation: Language for a Complex Educational Landscape -- David S. Cunningham -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects
Control code
ocn970042227
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190607111
Lccn
2017003464
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970042227

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