Branching Out: Expanding Contemplative Horizons through Faculty and Course Development at Marquette University


Contemplative Practice Development




Marquette University is expanding upon its current offerings in contemplative courses. This project comprises for a summer retreat for colleagues in summer 2006 who are new to contemplative practice and five who currently teach such courses, monthly faculty conversations during the academic year, a University-wide Lecture Series that focuses on the role and incorporation of contemplation in the traditional academic classroom. Through these activities, the faculty is developing and implementing ten new contemplative courses and promoting the growth of a critical mass of faculty committed to fostering an interdisciplinary community of teachers, students, and administrators interested in contemplative practice and inquiry.