DescriptionThis groundbreaking book provides a comprehensive resource that addresses the growing movement for incorporating spirituality as an important aspect of the meaning and purpose of higher education. Written by Arthur W. Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, and Leisa Stamm—experts in the field of educational leadership and policy—Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education shows how to encourage increased authenticity and spiritual growth among students and education professionals by offering alternative ways of knowing, being, and doing.
Encouraging Authenticity and Spirituality in Higher Education includes a rich array of examples to guide the integration of authenticity and spirituality in curriculum, student affairs, community partnerships, assessment, and policy issues. Many of these illustrative examples represent specific policies and programs that have successfully been put in place at diverse institutions across the country. In addition, the authors cover the theoretical, historical, and social perspectives on religion and higher education and examine the implications for practice. They include the results of recent court cases that deal with church-state issues and offer recommendations that pose no legal barrier to implementation.
Part One: Framing Perspectives.
1 Our Orientation (Arthur W. Chickering).
2 The Dynamics of Spirituality and the Religious Experience (Liesa Stamm).
3 The Influence of Religion and Spirituality in Shaping American Higher Education (Liesa Stamm).
Part Two: Institutional Amplification.
4 Policy Issues: Legislative and Institutional (Arthur W. Chickering).
5 Curricular Content and Powerful Pedagogy (Arthur W. Chickering).
6 The Place of Spirituality in the Mission and Work of College Student Affairs (Jon C. Dalton).
7 Integrating Spirit and Community in Higher Education (Jon C. Dalton).
Part Three: Getting There from Here.
8 Planned Change and Professional Development (Arthur W. Chickering).
9 Assessing Ineffable Outcomes (Arthur W. Chickering, with Marcia Mentkowski).
10 Leadership for Recovering Spirit (Liesa Stamm).
11 Principles and Practices for Strengthening Moral and Spiritual Growth in College (Jon C. Dalton).
Appendix A: University of Missouri-Columbia Policy Statement.
Appendix B: Illustrative Course Syllabi.
Appendix C: Rutgers Evaluation and Dissemination Plans.
Appendix D: Teacher Formation Evaluation Results.
Appendix E: Inventory for Assessing the Moral and Spiritual Growth Initiatives of Colleges and Universities (Jon C. Dalton).