Faith and Learning in the Disciplines

October 29, Dr. April Folgert (Nursing), Dr. Wendy Goldbach (Occupational Therapy), and Dr. Rachel Pickett (Psychology) talked about how they incorporated faith and learning into their teaching.

View the recording here.

Below are links to the handouts.

Faith Learning Presentation 2014

Folgert Ethics in Nursing Research Assign and Rubric

Goldbach Scripture Handout

Goldbach Service_Learning_Rubric2014

Pickett Case Study Directions Pickett Final Exam Reflection Paper

Pickett Final Paper Criteria

A Concordia Primer for Faith and Learning

At the September 10 Lunch n’ Learn, Dr. William Cario talked about the Concordia Primer for Faith and Learning. He wrote this primer to give faculty, schools and departments an overview of Concordia’s stance as a Lutheran and Christian organization. This also serves as a tool to give faculty a clearer sense of institutional expectations about relating faith and learning.

You can watch the archived presentation here.

You can read a draft of Dr. Cario’s Faith Learning Primer here.

Oct 28 The Marriage of Faith and Reason and the Call to the Intellectual Life

Dr. Susan Mountin addressed the Concordia faculty at this October 28 presentation. If you missed it, here is the archived recording.

This seminar explored how faith and reason come together in the life of the academic. In the contemporary world, challenges exist in higher education that tend to separate faith and reason. But the origins of higher education have always been focused on preparing people for ministry. During the session participants will:
• explore the relationship between faith and reason starting with a Catholic theological and philosophical lens and
• name the unique contributions of the Lutheran tradition to this conversation and
• reflect on their own vocation as educators in the Lutheran Christian tradition

Dr. Susan Mountin

Susan M. Mountin, Ph.D,. is Director of Manresa for Faculty at Marquette University. She spent 25 years as a Campus Minister from 1977-2001. In 2002 she became director of the Manresa Project (a $2.5 million Lilly Endowment grant funded program for the Theological Exploration of Vocation); since 2010 she has expanded the work of the grant with faculty through the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette providing workshops and programs related to Marquette’s religious heritage. She has been an adjunct faculty member since 1977 teaching journalism, education, and theology courses. Her starting career was as a Catholic newspaper and magazine journalist.