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2012-13 Teaching and Learning Workshop for
Pre-Tenure Latino/a Religion Faculty in Theological Schools, Colleges, and Universities

July 23-28, 2012 (Wabash College)
January 17-20, 2013 (Corpus Christi, Texas)
July 8-13, 2013 (Wabash College)

Leadership Team
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, Director, Esperanza College
Miguel A. De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology 
Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology, GTU
Ana María Pineda, Santa Clara University
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center

Sammy Alfaro, Grand Canyon University
Eric Barreto, Luther Seminary
Cláudio Carvalhaes, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
María Del Socorro Castañeda-Liles, Santa Clara University
Daniel Castelo, Seattle Pacific University
Gregory Cuéllar, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Oscar Garcia Johnson, Fuller Theological Seminary
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College
Débora Agra Junker, Christian Theological Seminary
Adriana Nieto, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Santiago Piñon, Texas Christian University
Lourdes Rincón, Xavier University of Louisiana
Angel Santiago Vendrell, Asbury Theological Seminary - Florida
Santiago Slabodsky, Claremont School of Theology
Angela Tarángo, Trinity University
Christopher Tirres, DePaul University


  • Pre-tenure, full-time tenure-track status, or other continuing position
  • Teaching religion or theology at an accredited college, university, seminary or theological school in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada
  • Doctoral degree completed by the beginning of the first summer workshop
  • Final tenure decision date no earlier than Spring 2013
  • Commitment to full participation from the opening to closing for all three workshop sessions

    Read our Policy on Participation

    This workshop is for 14 Latino/a pre-tenure religion faculty at colleges, universities, and theological schools committed to Hispanic identity, community, and/or scholarship who are in their first five years of full-time teaching. For a week during two successive summers, and a weekend winter retreat in a warm location, this workshop will work together as a learning community of committed and skilled teachers to explore such topics as:

  • How to survive and thrive in the pre-tenure academic institutional realities
  • Teaching in one's institutional context
  • Philosophy of education
  • Vocation, career, and becoming a healthy, happy, nurturing teacher
  • Issues of tenure preparation
  • How to promote the future of the Hispanic community through scholarship and teaching

To this end, the workshop balances plenary sessions with small group discussions and workshop sessions, structured and unstructured social time, and time for relaxation, exercise, meditation, restoration, and lots of good food and drink.

Workshop Goals
Open to the diversity of our Latino/a community which includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture, language, and ethnicity, we will pursue the following goals:

  • To have honest, in-depth discussions about institutional dynamics and relationships of power to help us navigate our vocational life as scholar/teachers
  • To provide a space for discernment about one's vocation in professional academic life
  • To provide a space for exploring the spiritual traditions of the Latino/a cultures as they nurture our scholarship and teaching
  • To attend to the nurturing of a professional discipline that includes self care, management of time for teaching, and contributions to the academy and community
  • To discuss the tenure process which includes but is not limited to teaching, publishing, service to the guild, community, and the institution at which we work

We will carry these goals out in an atmosphere of vida, convivencia, and fiesta.

Participants will receive a stipend of $3,400 for full participation in the three sessions, plus local expenses and travel. We are limited in paying stipends to participants who are teaching in the U.S. under an H-1B visa.
Read More about Stipend Payments

Follow-up Summer Fellowship or Grant
All participants are eligible to apply for a research fellowship or a research grant to advance their professional development as teaching scholars. These awards are for five weeks of dedicated research and writing during the second summer of the workshop.
Pre-Tenure Workshop Summer Grant and Fellowship Program

More Information
Paul Myhre, Associate Director
Wabash Center
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Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Wabash Center 301 W. Wabash Avenue Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 wabashcenter@wabash.edu
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