Engaging the mind, shaping the future

The success of the Wild Hope Center for Vocation was established, in good measure, through the lives of the faculty mentors who engage their students with questions of meaning and purpose—in the classroom, during a casual conversation, through collaborative research, or even by speaking at Wild Hope event.

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.