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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
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
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.


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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