Salon 2 – Vocational Trajectories

Salon 2
Vocational Trajectories for Mid-Career Theological School Educators

Leadership Team

Dr. Evelyn Parker, Perkins School of Theology

Dr. Joretta Marshall, Brite Divinity School


Theological educators; mid-career; multi-ethnic

Application Deadline

July 15, 2020 via MyWabash Application Portal


Specific goals: Reflect on vocational trajectories for mid-career theological educators

Conversations and themes include:

  • Honoring justice issues in hybrid and online teaching (gender and sexual justice; racial justice; intersecting oppressions)
  • Developing strategies for forming faculty communities and other learning communities online
  • Negotiating the culture and politics of institutions in virtual spaces
  • Attending to care for self, family, and others in a changing environment

Dates & Times

7 sessions over 9 months (60-90 minutes)

2nd Monday evenings (September 14, October 12, November 9, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12)

6:00 Central Time (7 Eastern, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific)

Monday, September 14 (6:00 pm, Central)

Monday, October 12 (6:00 pm, Central)

Monday, November 9 (6:00 pm, Central)

Monday, January 11 (6:00 pm, Central)

Monday, February 8 (6:00 pm, Central)

Monday, March 8 (6:00 pm, Central)

Monday, April 12 (6:00 pm, Central)

Final Face-to-Face Meeting – Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30, 2021, Indianapolis, Indiana

Directions to apply to a Wabash Center Digital Salon

Login to myWabash
Select: Digital Salon
Select: *Name of Preferred Salon*
The application for the Digital Salons consists of these parts:

I. Contact Information Form & Agreement to Policy on Full Participants
II. Application Documents

1. An introductory letter that describes the challenges and opportunities at your institution regarding your teaching, scholarship, and/or service (200 words).

2. Describe a significant teaching moment wherein your identity impacted your pedagogy (300 words.)

3. Academic CV (4 page limit)

III. Letter of Institutional Support
A letter of institutional support is required for your application.  The online form will prompt you to provide:  reference name, title, school, relationship to applicant, number of years in relationship, and email address for the person who will be writing your letter of  support. This person will receive an email with instructions and a link to upload this confidential letter into the application system.  This request should be made prior to the submission of your application materials. 
For Digital Salons – Letters of support may come from an institutional colleague or supervisor; the letter can also come from a colleague from another institution, for example, a colleague you met at a Wabash workshop or colloquy. In either instance, the person must be able to speak to your ability to participate fully and generatively in a collaborative conversation on teaching and the teaching life.

Application Deadline
July 15, 2020

Questions about the Salons?
Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Associate Director


Participants in the Salons will receive an honorarium of $3,000 for full participation in the online Salon meetings and the culminating meeting in Indianapolis on June 28-20, 2021.

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