Rooted in the conviction that purposeful learning shapes meaningful living in a complex world, the Wild Hope Center for Vocation asks faculty to consider these facets of the liberal arts foundation that frames the university's educational mission:
- An education that is sensitive to intellectual and affective development
- An education that embraces questions of purpose, faith, and fulfillment
- An education that revolves around meaningful service in the world
Wild Hope provides a range of opportunities for faculty to reflect on their own vocation of teaching through faculty study seminars, a number of workshops sponsored in conjunction with the Center for Teaching and Learning, an annual advising retreat, coordination and preparation for service learning in university courses, Wild Hope sponsored lectures, semi-annual gatherings for staff and faculty alumni of study seminars, and participation in the annual Meant To Live conference and Explore! Retreat.