Title of Presentation

Whose Community? The Problem of Community as a Learning Goal at the University of Dayton

About the Presenter(s)

Steve Herndon, assistant vice president for student development and executive director of housing and residence life Kelly S. Johnson, Father William J. Ferree Chair of Social Justice in the religious studies department

Location

Diversity and Community

Start Date

7-1-2020 2:40 PM

Abstract/Description

Kennedy Union 207

Community is at the core of the University’s Catholic and Marianist identity, and President Spina’s inaugural address on UD as a “university for the common good” offered a profound re-commitment to building and enhancing community on campus, in the broader Dayton region, and beyond. While community is vital to our identity, a careful look at our varied uses of and appeals to "community" actually reveals wide divergences in our understandings of it.The co-authors of a white paper on the Institutional Learning Goal of Community will present key findings and recommendations from their process, with particular focus on questions of justice, the meaning of “community” for the classroom, and the divide that exists between faculty and staff in the implementation of community. Attendees will prioritize, refine, and propose recommendations for better integration of the Learning Goal.

Goals for Attendees

Attendees will be introduced to the key findings and recommendations findings from the author’s process. Additionally, attendees will articulate recommendations for better integration of the Community Learning Goal. The Institutional Learning Goal of Community is a particularly appropriate topic for this forum because it requires all university members to engage questions of relationships as part of the work of learning. As participants reflect on findings that indicate strengths and weaknesses in UD’s work on this learning goal, they will be challenged to develop, refine, and prioritize approaches to learning not only about community, but learning the skills and values necessary for life in diverse community, oriented toward the common good of all people.

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Jan 7th, 2:40 PM

Whose Community? The Problem of Community as a Learning Goal at the University of Dayton

Diversity and Community

Kennedy Union 207

Community is at the core of the University’s Catholic and Marianist identity, and President Spina’s inaugural address on UD as a “university for the common good” offered a profound re-commitment to building and enhancing community on campus, in the broader Dayton region, and beyond. While community is vital to our identity, a careful look at our varied uses of and appeals to "community" actually reveals wide divergences in our understandings of it.The co-authors of a white paper on the Institutional Learning Goal of Community will present key findings and recommendations from their process, with particular focus on questions of justice, the meaning of “community” for the classroom, and the divide that exists between faculty and staff in the implementation of community. Attendees will prioritize, refine, and propose recommendations for better integration of the Learning Goal.