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The purposeful graduate : why colleges must talk to students about vocation

Author: Timothy T Clydesdale
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American higher education is more expensive than ever and the rewards seem to be diminishing daily. Sociologist Tim Clydesdale's new book, however, offers some rare good news: when colleges and universities meaningfully engage their organizational histories to launch sustained conversations with students about questions of purpose, the result is a rise in overall campus engagement and recalibration of post-college  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clydesdale, Timothy T. (Timothy Thomas), 1965-
Purposeful graduate
(DLC) 2014033596
(OCoLC)883646995
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy T Clydesdale
ISBN: 9780226236483 022623648X
OCLC Number: 907532760
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Purposeful paths --
Contexts --
Matters of design --
Students --
Faculty and staff --
Strategies and ecologies --
Larger lessons --
Appendix 1: list of participating institutions in the Lilly Endowment Inc.'s programs for the theological exploration of vocation initiative, 2000-2009 --
Appendix 2: methodology --
Appendix 3: interview and survey questions --
Appendix 4: visited campuses, program participation, and postaward continuation --
Appendix 5: resources for purpose exploration programming.
Responsibility: Tim Clydesdale.

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Arguing that the simple: direct, systematic, and creative programs engage undergraduates on the question of purpose, this book shows that thoughtful engagement of the notion of vocational calling by  Read more...
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"There are all sorts of books offered about how to improve higher education, energize students, incentivize teaching, and so forth. But Clydesdale's focus on vocation as a fundamental impetus for Read more...

 
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