The Heart of Higher Education: The Liberal Arts Core and Catholic Social Teaching at Iona College

A day-long workshop for faculty and administrators from Iona College will discuss ways to integrate Catholic Social Teaching within a new liberal arts core curriculum. The workshop will begin with a plenary speaker who would provide a framework for incorporating the Catholic Intellectual Tradition within a liberal arts education. Iona College has recently revised its core to include an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes diversity, sustainability, and service learning so that students may more fully engage the complex world around them. The workshop will encourage participants to consider ways to connect curriculum development (1) to the overall mission and ministry of Iona College; (2) to the growing need for Catholic higher education institutions to become centers for service-learning; (3) to the continued relevance of Catholic Social Teaching to college-wide efforts at sustainability, diversity, and community outreach.

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