Fri, November 2nd, 12:15 PM
Why Engagement of Spirituality Matters in Higher Education
Through the application of design thinking, storytelling, and student development theory the workshop will outline how to engage students’ spiritual lives for student success. To dismiss the spiritual needs of students and to push religion to the margins of campus life not only wastes a valuable educational opportunity, but may alienate many students causing disaffection and disengagement from student life. The link between spiritual development and academic success for students is only fully realized when students’ spiritual needs are recognized and respected in the academic context.