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The LFP National Office Closes for the Holidays!
Friday, December 19, 2014

The LFP National Office will be closed December 22, 2014 to January 4, 2015.  We will re-open Monday, January 5, 2014. We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


 

Announcing the 2014 Arlin G. Meyer Prize Winner
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The winner and finalists for the 2014 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Visual Arts was announced at the twenty-fourth annual National Conference.  Find out more here.

 

2014 Annual National Conference
Monday, May 19, 2014

The 24th annual National Conference has concluded and highlights from the 2014 conference at Xavier University of Louisiana will appear soon on our website.  Check back later!  

 

2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators
Monday, May 19, 2014

We have concluded our 2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators and highlights from the Workshop are available here.

 

Call for Submissions: the 2015 LFP Book Award
Monday, November 4, 2013

The LFP is now accepting nominations for its biennial Book Award.  Please see our website for more information.

 

November LFP Update
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Check out the recent _LFP_Update_

 

Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!
Thursday, November 1, 2012

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!

 

National Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities
Thursday, July 8, 2010
If you are interested in learning more about membership in the National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here. 

Network Exchange Programs



Service, Faith, and Higher Learning

The Pulse Program at Boston College

Sunday March 22 - Wednesday March 25, 2015


Boston College will host a Network Exchange, “Service, Faith, and Higher Learning: The PULSE Program at Boston College” March 22-25, 2015.  The call for applications has closed.

The two most recent Lilly Fellows National Network Conferences both focused on the themes of service, faith and higher learning. Those conferences raised many questions regarding academic standards, theological perspectives and practical considerations, especially about how to make service learning more integral to the missions of LFP member institutions.

The PULSE Program for Service Learning at Boston College has been educating young men and women for over 40 years. It has been highly regarded nationally for its model that integrates academic and service learning. The PULSE Program now enrolls over 400 students each semester in 34 courses and over 50 service agency placements per year.

This Exchange Program will offer participants opportunities to visit volunteer field placement sites as well as classroom settings. It will provide sessions for dialogue with faculty members, placement supervisors, students, and the staff of the program. Participants will also be encouraged to identify ideas and develop plans based upon their participation that can enrich their home campus programs. 

For more details about the PULSE Program, see
the program's website.

If you have any questions, please contact this Exchange Program director, Prof. Patrick Byrne, .


About the Network Exchange Programs

Network Exchange Programs allow Network institutions to showcase distinctive, signature projects, institutes, or curricula that highlight the Christian or church-related characteristics of their schools. They provide for an extended visitation by faculty and leaders from other Network colleges, allowing close observation and study of the pertinent program, so that other institutions might learn from the host institution's experience and perspectives.

Any established and distinctive institution, program, or curricular emphasis that especially promotes the college or university's mission and Christian character may be an appropriate focus for a Network Exchange. These may be programmatic initiatives like core programs, honors programs, interdisciplinary programs, or capstone courses. Or they might take the form of research or study institutes, international experiences, co-curricular programs, off-campus study centers, or service learning programs.

A Network Exchange program may be funded for $25,000. Institutions that have already received a grant in this category will not be eligible in the same category again for three years after the original grant was awarded. 

The precise character and format of each program is to be determined by the applicant. The normal expectation is that the program should run for three days, allowing participants to observe and experience first-hand the particular aspect of the institution being featured. There should also be well-planned opportunities for visitors to exchange ideas with the host institution and with one another about possible lessons and applications of the program in other settings. Each Program should consist of ten to fifteen participants from other Network schools, with a limit of two participants per institution.

Institutions selected to host a Network Exchange Program will be responsible for organizing and structuring this Program, making all on-campus arrangements, publicizing the Program at National Network institutions, and recruiting participants. At the conclusion of the Exchange the Coordinator must submit a written report.

Each application must include a proposed budget. The budget should cover on-campus expenses, fees for speakers or presenters, a stipend for the program Coordinator, and a 10% overhead cost for the host institution. The budget should also include funds for participant costs for travel, food, and lodging; these costs may be paid directly by the host institution, or allotted in the form of stipends to each participant.

Applications must also include plans for evaluating the program in the short and long term.

Finally, while the focus of the Network Exchange should be on what the participants themselves learn, the best Exchanges will have a broader impact on the LFP, church-related higher education, or the academy in general. Applications should therefore address plans to disseminate more broadly, especially among LFP schools, features of the program highlighted in the Network Exchange.

Applicants must consult with the Lilly Fellows Program Director prior to submitting the application.


The next deadline for applications is September 15, 2015 for a Network Exchange held in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application to host a Network Exchange Program

Network Exchange Programs previously funded can be seen here.

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