Dr. Anthony Haynor reflects on Self-Transcendence and the Educational Vocation: The Professor as Facilitator in the third of four retreats for faculty and administrators of all faiths.
The Heart of the University Retreat Series gives faculty and administrators of all faiths the opportunity for input and guided reflection. The series is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership.
The third retreat, given by Dr. Anthony Haynor on the theme of Self-Transcendence and the Educational Vocation: The Professor as Facilitator, will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, in the Chancellor's Suite, Student Center.
In order to fulfill the educational vocation of the University, a shift needs to take place from professors as transmitters of content to facilitators of the self-development and self-transcendence of students and also of themselves. We will reflect on how our teaching can and must have as its touchstone an appreciation of the human person in full interaction with the physical, organic, psychic, socio-cultural, and spiritual realms of existence. We will also examine how a Catholic university can best foster the process of self-transcendence in the classroom, with special attention to be given to Jesus' role as Teacher.
Anthony L. Haynor is Associate Professor of Sociology. He teaches the course, "Catholicism and the Human Sciences," in the University CORE, and is a GEM Fellow.
If you have any questions, contact Linda Garofalo or Francia Peterson at 973-313-6042.
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