In 2010, the CTE designated three faculty fellows, who were chosen after an open call for applications:

Conway Fellow for Jesuit Education (associated with the Conway Institute for Jesuit Education)

Jennifer Beste

Jennifer Beste
Department of
Theology

 

Hooking Up and Christian Sexual Ethics
Abstract:
My research and publications on sexual violence, as well as my experiences teaching Christian Sexual Ethics, have caused me to grow increasingly concerned that American sexual culture threatens our ability as a Jesuit institution to inspire our students to care for themselves as whole persons, to apply the Ignatian values of justice and peace to their intimate relationships, and to reach out in solidarity to those harmed by sexual violence. I am applying for the Conway Jesuit Fellowship to further my research on creating a just sexual culture on college campuses, and foster dialogue (within Xavier and among Jesuit institutions) about how to integrate Ignatian spirituality into college students' social lives and intimate relationships. This project would ultimately culminate in a book, Christian Sexual Ethics Encounters Hookup Culture, which could potentially empower many college students to create a more just sexual culture on their campuses and beyond.

 

Faculty Fellow for Community-Engaged Learning (associated with the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning)

Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson
Department of History

 

King Records and Xavier University Collaboration
Abstract:
This is a proposal to encourage and coordinate Xavier faculty and student engagement in the King Records Project and to promote robust engagement between Xavier and Evanston. The project will place King Records in the context of the Northern Civil Rights movement as it developed in Cincinnati. It includes, but is not limited to, nurturing interest in the musical forms pioneered at King among students at Withrow and Walnut Hills High Schools and Xavier University; beginning construction of an electronic archive of primary source texts, music, photos, and. films as part of the King Records Memorial; exploring creation of an Syd Nathan mentorship program with local high schools and the Williams College of Business; and developing courses that incorporate community engagement through the King Records Project in History, Music, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy Politics and the Public, and Political Science and Sociology.

 

Faculty Fellow for Sustainability (associated with the Xavier University Sustainability Committee)

Kathleen Smythe

Kathleen Smythe
Department of History

 

 

 

 

 

Interdisciplinary and Experiential Courses: "Green Urbanism and Urban Farming" and "Localization: A Companion Course for Globalization and ASLS alums"
Abstract:
The Academic Component of the Campus Action Plan for Sustainability calls for more courses with sustainability content within the next three years, providing ongoing faculty and staff education programs on sustainability, offering interdisciplinary workshops for faculty to help them develop sustainability themes into existing courses, and promoting courses that have an experiential learning component that focuses on sustainability. This proposal will help to meet all of these objectives. I plan to develop, with the help of colleagues across a number of disciplines, two interdisciplinary and experiential courses for the 2010-2011 academic year that will not only broaden students' and faculty exposure to sustainability issues but also engage them in hands-on community environmental work. The first course, to be co-taught with John Fairfield, has been approved by my chair and our dean and will be held fall 2010 on green urbanism and urban farming. The second course will be offered initially as companion 1-credit course to the team-taught Globalization course, tentatively titled "Localization" and will allow students to explore some local, practical sustainable responses here in Cincinnati to the global issues raised in the course and in Academic Service Learning Semesters.