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Center for the Integration of Faith and Work

Vision and Tactics

Prepared by Catholic and Marianist Identity Committee
Vision for the Center for the Integragion of Faith and Work (CIFW)

Prepare School of Business Administration graduates to lead in bringing a vision of calling to business.

Values CIFW is committed to promote

Integrity  •  Sense of Calling  •  Catholic Social Teaching  •  Marianist Themes

Brief History: What has led us to create this center?
  • Strategic Objective in 2005 SBA Plan---How do we more fully integrate our Catholic and Marianist heritage into the SBA and our curriculum?
  • Business as a Calling Theme - Fall semester program featuring a prominent representative from the business community
  • Business as a Calling course
  • CIFW Charge by Dean Matt Shank to Catholic and Marianist Identity Committee
Programs we have in place and those we wish to continue and grow

Walk the Talk  •  Business as Calling MBA course  •  Annual Business as a Calling seminar  •  Catholic & Marianist Identity Committee  •  Marianist in Residence  •  Symposia for faculty  •  BIZ 102 sessions  •  Christmas prayer service  •  Learning Teaching Forums  •  Prayer at SBA faculty and staff meetings

Rationale for the Center
  • Growing interest in spirituality in business
  • Many have expressed the need to integrate their personal lives and values with their professional lives
  • Both of the above points are consistent with the university's Catholic/Marianist heritage and tradition
  • The belief that business should be seen as a calling - a vocation - and that recognizing this calling is a necessary first step in the process of integrating one's personal and professional life
  • The Center can play an important part in our efforts to educate distinctive graduates
Functions of the Center
  • Key resource for providing SBA students with an educational experience that is consistent with our Catholic and Marianist traditions
  • The Center will play a key role in helping our students recognize that their entry into the various business professions is a calling
  • The Center will help provide the collaborative structure, resources, and guidance to help SBA faculty and staff recognize their calling/vocation
  • The Center will offer opportunities for faculty to engage in scholarship and collegial inquiry around topics germane to the integration of faith and work including interdisciplinary research
  • The Center will be a focal point for initiatives and programs that support a comprehensive approach not only for educating distinctive SBA graduates but also for positioning the SBA as a resource to the University and greater Dayton community

School of Business Administration

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226