Director: Beth Hassel, PBVM, D.Min.
Location: Corr Hall, Room 4
The Center for Faith and Learning facilitates the Faith and Learning Scholars Program. Faculty from all colleges of the University and rising sophomores who are interested in exploring and discovering the intersection of faith and learning become Mentors and Scholars sharing in a three-year long faith-learning journey together. This includes four dinner dialogues based on selected readings and a commitment to support students in their search for the integration of faith and knowledge. Rising sophomores, who are nominated, are invited to apply to be Scholars. Scholars who begin in Fall 2013 will conclude their experience in Spring 2016 when they graduate. To view the Scholars application, please click the application to the right.
The “Faith and Learning Scholars” program will run at full capacity Fall 2013, having three groups of new and continuing scholars and mentors participating:
Each group meets individually for the dinner-dialogues at Picotte Hall at Dundale, yet the Faith and Learning Scholars Program functions as one large intentional faith community usually having the opportunity to gather as a unified whole once per semester.
Mentors introduce students to leading scholars who have explored the vocation of the mind and the intersection of faith and learning in their writings. Faculty who elect to enter the program commit to scheduled dinner discussions that explore the intersection of faith and learning and the vocation of the mind.
To view the Mentors application, or to view a comprehensive list of faculty participating as Mentors, please click the documents to the right.
The Center for Faith and Learning will provide structure and oversight for a variety of mentor-scholar interactions. At a minimum, five meetings are planned for each year.
The Center for Faith and Learning Faculty Mentor Program seeks to:
Through the intentional work of these faculty Villanova University seeks to prepare the next generation of students to integrate faith and learning into their emerging adult lives. In addition, the Center for Faith and Learning hopes to encourage young scholars to consider advanced degrees and life in the academy as a future vocation.
The Center for Faith and Learning "Faith and Learning Scholars" Program will announce the date for accepting Mentor and Scholar applications for the 2014-2015 academic year in January 2014. Please feel free to download the sample application or contact us with any questions at any time. Thank you.