- BUS210: Business Communication (with N. Larriviere)
- BUS395: Pre-Professional Development (with N. Larriviere)
- SAS201: Major & Career Exploration
- ENG295: Jobs, Careers, Callings (with Girard)
- PHL295: Meaning of Life (with Metcalf)
- PHL230: Philosophy of Religion (with Dodsworth)
- NUR100: Intro to Professional Nursing
- NUR201: Normal & Therapeutic Nutrition
- NUR202: Med Math
- NUR300: Foundations of Nursing
- WRI451: Work & Working Life
You might have already engaged students in vocational discernment if…
…you have ever talked to students about the path you took that led you to Spring Hill College.
…you ask students to articulate what brought them to Spring Hill College.
…you share with students what you enjoy about working at a small, private institution of higher education.
…you discuss what made you choose your field of study or why your find it important/beautiful/worthy of your time and efforts.
…you require students to write an autobiography about how past learning experiences have shaped their current attitude toward a subject.
…you embed personal reflective essays in your course that have students address who they are, what they are good at, or what they aspire to become.
…you broaden their sense of what a career in your chosen field looks like.
…you help students seek internships, REUs, or apply to graduate schools.
…you recruit undeclared students or students from other majors by sharing your enthusiasm for the subject.
…help students identify a particular attribute or skill that they did not know they possessed and inspire them to further cultivate it.
…study historical or contemporary individuals who made great contributions in your field by embracing a calling.
…use experiential learning as a way for students to understand themselves, their place in the world, and what they can offer it.
…you have students envision future challenges they may face and help them acquire skills in your course to meet those challenges.
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Already teaching a vocational discernment course?
- Does the course have specific language of vocation (or purpose, calling, values) as it relates to your field or discipline?
- Do students explore questions of vocation and make sense of how vocation relates to your discipline?
- Are there specific activities that ask students to consider the role of their own vocational discernment as it relates your field or discipline?
- Do students have the opportunity to tell their own vocational story? Do students have the opportunity to hear the vocational story of others?
Let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your course added to the Vocational Courses list, and let the Registrar’s Office know to add the ‘VOC DSCRN’ designation to your course comments.