Your Life Speak"
This series, founded by our former Lilly Fellow, Elizabeth
Johns, and continued by Lilly Fellow Paul Hoyt-O’Connor,
is an opportunity for small groups of faculty and administrators
to get away from campus for two days in June to Tower Hill
Botanic Garden to reflect on the sources of meaning they
bring to - and find in - their work at Holy Cross.
The focus of the seminar is our experience as scholars,
teachers, and professionals in fields vital to the community
of Holy Cross, and the path of this experience in relation
to our fundamental faith or values. The sessions are primarily
reflective, and use as a starting point Parker Palmer's
book The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape
of a Teacher's Life.
Topics of the seminar, interweaving our reflections with
those of Parker Palmer, include:
- How did I come to choose my field? What illuminations
or frustrations have marked this journey?
- What has been my experience with my profession (especially
at Holy Cross) in the classroom, administrative
office, or athletic fields? What has teaching/working
in this field shown me? Have I made changes as a result?
- How have the methods and developments in my field of
work intersected with my convictions and questions about
the meaning of the human enterprise?
- What are the implications of my present - and of
what we have reflected on in this seminar - for the
future of my journey? What have I learned that might be
incorporated into the Holy Cross community?
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