Exploring Spirituality in Student Affairs Workshop-Friday, Dec.4, 2:30pm, UCBR

November 30, 2015

As part of the Breaking Bread Lecture Series, join Dr. Kawami and Mahsea Evans for an enriching conversation about faith and academic success. They are a powerful duo of non-denominational, omnifaith educators. She is a holistic student affairs practitioner and her partner is an ordained minister/religious scholar/spoken word artist.

Friday, December 4, 2;30pm to 4:pm, University Center Banquet Room

“I’m not religious, I’m spiritual”. What does this mean and why is it relevant to our work in the academy? This workshop will explore the complexity and inevitability of spirituality in higher education. Although institutions of higher education promise the development of the “whole” student, research indicates the spiritual aspect of students’ lives are often ignored or minimized on college campuses. Why is this the case? Utilizing the insights and findings from empirical and theoretical data, this workshop will seek to address these questions. We will also highlight practical tools for engagement and discuss how faculty and staff can support the spiritual development of students through the application of their own spiritual intelligence. 

John Johnson, Ph.D.
Coordinator, African-American Center for Academic Excellence
Retention and Inclusive Student Success
(707) 826-3640