Finding Ourselves at the Center: Collaborative Spaces for Purpose, Work, Learning, and Engagement
Many institutions have established “centers” as integrated spaces that combine areas once considered distinct: career development, academic advising, community engagement, vocational discernment, diversity initiatives, internships, and other campus offices that have an impact on our students’ work of vocational exploration and discernment. This gathering will examine both the impetus for and the outcomes of such creative realignments. What can be done together—at the “center”—that cannot be done from individually defined locations at the periphery? The gathering will explore models and best practices for involving various constituencies in this enterprise, including faculty members, administrators, program directors, and the local community.
Complete information on this NetVUE regional gathering is available on the Bluffton University website.
Professor of Religion and Director of the Muller Center, Newberry College, South Carolina
Former Director of the Center for Career and Vocation, Bluffton University