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Faith and Learning Mentors

Faculty from all colleges of the University who are interested in exploring  the intersection of faith and learning are welcome to participate in the Center for Faith & Learning Scholar program.

Mentors and Scholars will share in a three-year faith-learning journey together. 

To apply to be a CF&L Scholar program Faculty Mentor, click here.

This is a 3 year program. Faculty members who begin their Mentoring service in Fall 2020 will conclude their experience in Spring 2023 when their Scholar(s) graduate.

The Faith and Learning Scholars Program function as one large intentional faith community. Together, Mentors and Scholars explore the vocation of the mind and the intersection of faith and learning in the writings of leading Academics.

The Center is currently facilitating three communities - a total of 110 student Scholars and 76 faculty Mentors:

  • St. Monica III Group (current juniors)
  • St. Thomas of Villanova III community (current sophomores)
  • St. Augustine III group (current seniors)

Each academic year, there are

  • 3 Dinner Dialogues for each community (see above) and
  • 1 Dinner Dialogue for all to meet as a complete community.

Each dinner is a 2 hour commitment.

The Center for Faith and Learning will provide structure and oversight for a variety of mentor-scholar interactions. 

  • Students and faculty meet for the designated dinner to discuss assigned reading relevant to the nature, purposes, and challenges of faith and learning. 
  • Ideally, the Faculty Mentors will continue the Scholar Mentoring relationship until the student has graduated.

Mentors will:

  • attend 4 Dinner Dialogues together with their scholars, encouraging exploration of ideas about the readings and fostering community. This is a 2 hour commitment 4 times during an academic year.
  • be asked to review a reading and participate in a discussion with other Mentors and Scholars at each of the dinners. To view past reading selections, CLICK HERE.
  • be available (when possible and/or requested) to student scholars.
  • assess and evaluate the Scholar program.

Faculty members can both nominate themselves to become a program Mentor or may be nominated by another faculty member.

  • To view the Mentor application or to complete a Mentor application, please  CLICK HERE
  • To ask a question about being a Scholar program Mentor or to nominate a faculty member as a Mentor for the upcoming year, please contact Beth Hassel.
  • To view a list of current program Mentors, CLICK HERE.

The Center for Faith and Learning Faculty Mentor Program seeks to: 

  • support and affirm faculty whose teaching and research incorporates the intersection of faith and reason
  • provide opportunities for faculty and student conversations concerning the intersection of the life of the mind and faith, rooted in the Augustian tradition of learning through dialogue.

Through the intentional work of these faculty and student dialogues, the Center for Faith & Learning seeks to prepare the next generation of students to integrate faith and learning into their emerging adult lives.  

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Beth Hassel, Director
Suzanne Teleha, Admin. Asst. (part-time)

Corr Hall, Rooms 3 and 4 
(610) 519–3261

Student Applications for the CF&L Scholar program: The Application Process is now closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

We continue to accept
FACULTY MENTOR Applications:
Please Click HERE
to continue this process.