Helping College Students Find Purpose: The Campus Guide to Meaning-Making
February 2010, Jossey-Bass
About the Authors.
Part I: Making Meaning in the Quarterlife.
1. Is the Quarterlife Generation Ready for Meaning-Making?
2. Exploring the Meaning of Meaning: Existentialism and Postmodernism.
3. Finding Meaning in Religion and Spirituality: Why Can’t My Faith Be Cool?
Part II: Putting Meaning-Making to Work: Tools of the Trade.
4. A Pedagogy of Constructivism: Deep-Meaning Learning.
5. Make Room for Meaning: Practical Advice.
6. The Ethics of Meaning-Making.
7. Meaning Maxims for Both Inside and Outside the Classroom.
Part III: Our Own Attempts to Make Meaning.
8. Two Personal Reflections for Our Readers.
Resources for Meaning-Making Educators.
Resource A: Four Therapeutic Approaches to Meaning-Making.
Resource B: Crossover Pedagogy.
Michele C. Murray is the associate vice president for student development at Seattle University. She provides leadership for engaging students in cocurricular activities that enhance their intellectual, spiritual, and emotional development. In addition, she supervises departments that facilitate student involvement, including New Student and Parent Programs, Leadership Development, Commuter and Transfer Student Services, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Student Activities.