2008 Teaching College Intro Religion

2008 Wabash Center Workshop Series
Teaching College Introductory Religion Courses

From November 2007 to November 2008, the Wabash Center hosted a series of workshops at regional guild society meetings across the United States and Canada. These daylong workshops emphasized collaborative, hands-on work, and small group discussion on aligning the goals, design, and assessment of college introductory religion courses.

Follow-up Department Grants
Participants were eligible to apply for a non-competitive $2000 Introductory Course Department Grant to host a workshop on teaching introductory courses at their school or in their region.

Teaching and Learning in College Introductory Religion Courses,
by Barbara Walvoord (Blackwell, 2008).
Participants received a copy of this book, which presents the findings from a 2-year empirical study of 533 introductory courses in theology and religion at 4-year colleges and universities, both public and private across the U.S.

Complete List of Workshops
San Diego CA – November 16, 2007
National Conference of the AAR and SBL
Workshop Leaders:
Eugene Gallagher, Connecticut College
Priscilla Pope-Levison, Seattle Pacific University
Rebecca Todd Peters, Elon University

Atlanta, GA – March 7, 2008
Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion – Regional Meeting of AAR, SBL and ASOR
Workshop Leaders:
Katherine Jones, Wofford College
Rebecca Todd Peters, Elon University
Tina Pippin, Agnes Scott College
David Ratke, Lenoir-Rhyne College
Michelle Tooley, Berea College

Dallas, TX – March 14-15, 2008
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies-Southwest Regional Meeting of AAR, SBL, and ASOR
Workshop Leaders:
Katherine Jones, Wofford College
Lucinda Nolan, Catholic University of America
John Starkey, Oklahoma City University

St. Paul, MN – March 28, 2008
Upper-Midwest Regional Meeting of AAR and SBL
Workshop Leaders:
Lori Hale, Augsburg College
Martha Reineke, University of Northern Iowa
Elna Solvang, Concordia College (MN)
Kimberly Vrudny, University of St. Thomas (MN)

River Forest, IL – April 4, 2008
Midwest Regional meeting of AAR
Workshop Leaders:
Shane Kirkpatrick, Anderson University
Clodagh Weldon, Dominican University
Martha Reineke, University of Northern Iowa

Newberg, OR – May 2
Pacific Northwest Regional meeting of AAR, SBL, and ASOR
Workshop Leaders:
Priscilla Pope-Levison, Seattle Pacific University
Richard Steele, Seattle Pacific University
James Wellman, University of Washington

Worcester, MA – May 17, 2008
College of the Holy Cross
Workshop Leaders:
Rosemary Carbine, Holy Cross
Eugene Gallagher, Connecticut College

Vancouver, BC – June 3, 2008
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Workshop Leaders:
Katherine Jones, Wofford College
David Ratke, Lenoir-Rhyne College

Chicago, IL – October 31, 2008
AAR National Meeting
Workshop Leaders:
Lucinda Nolan, Catholic University of America
Priscilla Pope-Levison, Seattle Pacific University

Boston, MA – November 21, 2008
SBL National Meeting
Workshop Leaders:
Eugene Gallagher, Connecticut College
Elna Solvang, Concordia College (MN)

Questions
Please Contact:
Paul Myhre
Associate Director, Wabash Center
myhrep@wabash.edu
1-800-655-7117

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