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Summer Seminar at Xavier University, Cincinnati

What Does it Mean to be Human in Consumer Culture?

Implications for the Church and Christian Scholars

July 7-25, 2014

    Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) held its Summer Seminar July 7 to 25, 2014 to help participants understand consumer culture with explicit attention placed on how identity is constructed and conveyed.  Discussions focused on the relational aspects of consumer culture – relationships between individuals and between individuals and God (spirituality/religion) and the ramifications that the relational aspects of consumer culture have for different disciplines. Twelve participants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds from ten different Network colleges and universities spent four weeks at Xavier University exploring this theme of consumer culture and how it affects the lives of individuals in order to develop classroom and research projects.  

Three guest speakers, Homer B. Warren, Professor of Marketing Emeritus, Youngstown State University, Gillian Alhgren, Professor of Theology, Xavier University, and Vincent J. Miller, Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, University of Dayton, led the participants to approach the subject from different points-of-view and led group discussions, which enriched the seminar topic.  The anticipated outcomes of the seminar include a research project by each of the seminar participants and the development of a classroom component where each seminar participant will directly integrate subject matter from the seminar into at least one of their courses. For more information, see Xavier University's Summer Seminar website

Summer Seminars

Description and Guidelines

Summer Seminars for College Teachers are designed for faculty at Network institutions with preference for early-career faculty.  Each seminar will be convened by a seasoned faculty person from a Network school who will have the responsibilities of designing the seminar, recruiting twelve participants from at least six different LFP Network Schools, conducting the seminar, evaluating the seminar, and disseminating what was learned.  Each seminar will address a major interdisciplinary issue of special concern for teachers in the church-related academy.  Topics must be broadly interdisciplinary, encourage ecumenical conversation, and aim to impact classroom content and practice in church-related institutions. Participants in the seminar will read a set of common texts, engage in disciplined discussion of the seminar topic, and write on some aspect of the seminar topic.  Each seminar will meet for a three or four-week period, typically on the campus of a Network school, or for two weeks with participants returning for three or four days at a designated additional time, typically at the home institution of the seminar director.  Institutions selected to host the seminars will be awarded $56,000.

Eligibility for Grant Applicants:
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.

Application Procedures:
Application procedures for the Summer Seminars for College Teachers are found here. Applicants must consult with the Lilly Fellows Program Director prior to submitting the application.

To learn more about the Guidelines for Directors of Summer Seminars, click here

Application deadline is March 15, 2015. The seminar would be held the summer of the year following the deadline, that is, in summer, 2016. 

To complete an application to host a Summer Seminar, click here.

See past Summer Seminars here.

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