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Bush Faculty Development Committee

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD

Fall Faculty Seminar 2000

Being Ourselves:
What Does That Mean In An
Age of Diversity?

Gracia Grindal
with Gracia Grindal
Professor of Rhetoric
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN

Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Good Samaritan Society
4800 W. 57th St.
Sioux Falls, SD

Schedule

8:30-9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-12:00 noon Seminar
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch
The Bush Steering Committee has been in conversation about issues of identity and diversity. We want to explore the balance between claiming our Lutheran heritage and recognizing religious diversity.

    How do we affirm our commonalities while acknowledging the diversity?

We want to explore what it means to be a Lutheran college of the Church, not as opposed to "non-church", but as related to the increasing conservative, black-and-white religious backdrop. We are particularly interested in talking about academics and the faith of the community.

    How do we deal, for example, with faith becoming an impediment to asking questions, contributing to closed-mindedness?

You may add your own questions. We envision the seminar as a rich dialogue on these issues as they apply to the dynamics of the campus-at-large, the community of faculty, and the interrelationship between faculty and students.

Recommended Reading:

    Tom Christenson, Learning and Teaching as an Exercise in Christian Freedom, Intersections, Winter 1999p. 3-11.

    Florence Amamoto, Diversity, Integrity, and Lutheran Colleges, Intersections, Winter 2000, p. 16-22.

    These are available in the Faculty Resource Collection and on reserve in Mikkelsen Library. They are also available by clicking the links immediately above.

Please RSVP to

    Karin Lindell
    Bush Steering Committee
    Box 802

    indicating whether you will attend the seminar, and
    whether you will attend the lunch.

You may either mail the reservation card,
or send e-mail to Karin Lindell.