Administrators Workshop


Registration Is Now Closed

Due to the overwhelming response to our 2016 Workshop for Senior Administrators, we must now close registration, as registrations have exceeded capacity. We are very sorry if this causes any inconvenience. If you or a member of your campus is currently waitlisted our office will contact you regarding the status of your registration before September 7. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the LFP National Office at or 219-464-5317.


The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts presents

The Seventeenth Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators 

Uniting Liberal and Professional Learning through Christian Mission

Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 13-14, 2106


Dr. Marilyn McEntyre

Professor of Medical Humanities

UC Berkeley-UCSF
Joint Medical Program


Dr. Stephany Schlachter


Lewis University
Romeoville, Illinois


Uniting Liberal and Professional Learning through Christian Mission aims to reimagine, in light of Christian Mission and the richness of a Christian idea of vocation, the connections between liberal and professional learning in higher education. The workshop will explore how the Christian idea of vocation connects questions of identity or meaning to what we do to help institutions of higher learning conceptualize and articulate anew the relationship between liberal learning and professional study. Specifically, the workshop will address such questions as:

  • What can professional degree programs teach liberal arts programs about linking learning with vocation?

  • How can liberal arts programs enhance professional training?

  • What are best practices for integrating liberal arts and professional programs at church-related institutions?

  • What synergies naturally exist between liberal arts and professional degree programs?

  • How can an institution’s historic mission or the idea of Christian vocation deepen the relationships that exist already between professional and liberal arts programs?

  • How can our schools communicate effectively with critical constituencies and stake holders to dispel the myth that the liberal arts and professional learning are at odds?

  • How can stakeholders in the liberal arts and professional schools appropriate, articulate, and animate Christian mission?

Each institution is eligible to register one senior administrator (president, vice president, academic dean, provost, or equivalent) or, given the topic, a relevant administrator. One academic administrator from an LFP Network school may attend the Workshop for Senior Administrators at no cost. Accommodations, meals, and travel reimbursements of up to $600 will be provided for those who register by September 7, 2016. Space is limited; additional participants from member schools will be waitlisted until September 7 and will be enrolled as slots become available after that date.

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Venue and Travel Information Is Forthcoming

Learn more about past Administrators Workshops here.


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2016 Annual LFP National Conference

For information about the LFP National Conference at Augsburg College, October 14-16, 2016, click here.

2016 Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration Is Now Closed

Registration is now closed for the 2016 annual LFP Workshop for Senior Administrators at Augsburg College, October 13-14, 2016. For attendee information, click here.

August LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for August 2016 is now available. Click here.

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