Mapping the Online #DigitalFaith Landscape & Facilitating Interfaith Engagement
On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST, the Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community is hosting Mapping the Online #DigitalFaith. This experience is free to SRHE KC members! This presentation seeks to help educators better support students’ spiritual development by mapping out the evolving boundaries of the online interfaith landscape, locating online brave spaces for religious exploration, and identifying ways to facilitate interfaith engagement within these digital spaces.
Leadership Spotlight: Gillian Perry
Each month WISA will showcase individuals on the WISA Leadership Team to allow members to get to know the women in executive positions in both a personal and professional capacity.
This spotlight will focus on Gillian Perry, the Social Media Content Development Co-Chair. Gillian works full time as the Assistant Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs at UNC Wilmington.
Reflections on the Doctoral Journey
When I first began my doctoral journey I was bright eyed and bushy tailed. It was a long dreamt goal that had finally come to fruition and I couldn’t want to begin and finish. I am currently in the midst of preparing to defend my proposal but wanted to reflect on my experiences throughout this process.
Latinx/a/o Scholars Corner
Melissa Abeyta shares her academic research on Latinx/a/o's in Higher Education through the December Latinx/a/o Scholars Corner
Your First-Year Student Orientation Needs an Interfaith Component
Does your school’s first-year student orientation have an interfaith component? Perhaps this is the first time you have been asked this question. If so, you’re not alone. Many first-year student orientation programs address racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender diversity on campus, while worldview diversity is left out of the mix. For those unfamiliar with the term, a worldview is one’s guiding life philosophy, and can be religious, spiritual, non-religious, or some combination of these. Worldview diversity, then, indicates the presence of a variety of different outlooks when it comes to answering life’s deepest questions.
Reclaiming and Redefining
Recently I went through a job search process that had me really evaluate all of who I am and what I bring to any given space. I’ve been quite aware of some of the identities that I hold for some time: how my accent and mannerisms show I am a New Yorker; how my excitement for pernil con arroz con gandules (roast pork and rice with pigeon peas) at family dinner and strong dialect of Spanglish illustrates my Puerto Rican pride; and how my passion for women’s empowerment and interpersonal violence is derived from my experience as a survivor during college.