Interdisciplinary Collaboration with other Units
Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership: In 2008, the CVSL developed and implemented The University Seminar on Mission in response to the need for a tangible increase in identification with Seton Hall's Catholic mission by the faculty and administrators. This 7 week seminar continues to be held every semester for 14 participants. Each 2 hour session includes expert commentary on assigned readings from a senior faculty member, followed by general discussion. It has increased the participants' understanding of and commitment to the University's deepest convictions and has been positively received.
In response to the request of the alumni of the University Seminar on Mission for a program to deepen their understanding and dedication t the Catholic mission, The Advanced Seminar on Mission was offered by the CVSL in 2011. The seminar meets 5 times each semester for 2 hours each session. Entitled "The Idea of a Catholic University," it is facilitated by Msgr. Richard Liddy, University Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture, and Director of the Center for Catholic Studies (CCS), The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The seminar's success prompted the program alumni to request additional mentoring on the application of the knowledge learned.
In response, the CVSL offered a pilot program in Spring 2013, co-sponsored with the CCS, aimed at the practical application of mission to the disciplines, utilizing GEM and a cohort/peer mentoring approach.