2014 ACCU/Collegium Grants Awarded

Stonehill College

Catholic Intellectual Traditions Faculty Workshop
As Stonehill strives to deepen the rich dialogue between faith and reason that has long characterized Catholic higher education, the College has added a Catholic intellectual traditions (CIT) course requirement for students in their junior year. [The grant will] support a faculty workshop during which they will host a speaker on the topic of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and provide faculty members across all disciplines the opportunity to design courses that satisfy this CIT requirement. Faculty who currently teach CIT courses will provide guidance during breakout sessions after the convocation and lecture.

University of Portland

Fostering Catholic Imagination via A Pre-Play Primers Program
Pre-Play Primers is a series of succinct panel presentations by interdisciplinary trios (faculty members, artists, outside experts), offered in conjunction with Saturday evening performances of the University’s five main-stage plays next year. By critically examining each play through a Catholic lens, they hope to instill in audiences a habit of enlightened theater-going, and nurture a sustainable culture of professional collaboration among diverse campus contributors. The approach is accomplished in the most Catholic manner conceivable: communally.

Clarke University

Dialogue in the Catholic Tradition: Multicultural Awareness and Catholic Social Teaching
The aim of the project is to engage the campus community, especially faculty, in a year-long sustained and coordinated dialogue centered on three themes: (1) awareness of the influences of U.S. culture on belief and action, (2) an aspect of Catholic Social Teaching, and (3) the use of Clarke’s Spirituality student learning outcome. The project will foster individual and institutional reflection, and increase individuals’ knowledge and confidence in engaging an aspect of the Catholic tradition in courses.

Notre Dame of Maryland University

United in Heart and MIND: Mission and Identity at Notre Dame Faculty Seminar
Collegium alumnae/alumni from Notre Dame of Maryland University, together with colleagues on the University’s Catholic Intellectual Life committee, will design and implement United in Heart and MIND, a reflective seminar for mid-career faculty. Based on the Colloquy model, this day-long program will include a guest speaker and opportunities for discussion, refreshment, and prayer. Following the event, participants will be supported in extending the experience through curricular design, research, and thematic presentations on topics related to our Catholic University mission at the annual campus-wide Community Day.

Regis University

Identity and Invitation: Justice Education, the Liberal Arts Tradition, and Jesuit Spirituality
This grant will enable a four-day summer seminar for Regis College faculty members to learn about and discuss the intersections between justice education in our Jesuit Catholic mission and their own teaching, research, and service. The three seminar planners bring a wealth of experience in the areas addressed in this seminar.