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Vocation Events

The Vocation Implementation Team encourages  faculty and staff to engage in their own vocational discernment, empowering them to experience the benefits of vocational reflection and integrate that reflection in their own lives and in their engagement with students.   

  1. The VIT's retreats subcommittee plans and facilitates a series of workshops and retreats each semester to promote this engagement for faculty and staff. These retreats encourage participants to reflect on and share their callings as educators, explore connections between their callings and the work they do at UD and identify strategies for living their callings more fully.  
  2. Faculty and staff are invited to attend interactive workshops illuminating UD's institutional learning goal of Vocation. All materials for these sessions are covered by a grant from the National Council of Independent Colleges and Lilly Endowment, Inc.   

AY 2021-2022: Vocation Retreats & Workshops

Stay tuned!

  • March 4, 2021 - Rest and Vocation: Movement May Not Be Progress; a virtual retreat will be facilitated by Mary Cummins Wlodarski, an Adjunct Professor for the Learning Teaching Center with 45 years of experience in parish and campus ministry.
  • March 2020 - "Sifting Through the Noise: Responding to What We Don't Hear", facilitated by Leonard DeLorenzo from the University of Notre Dame.
  • March 2019 - "Awakening Vocation" Retreat for UD faculty and staff featuring Ed Hahnenberg, Jack and Mary Jane Breen Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at John Carroll University.
  • January 2019 - Retreat for First-Year Experience Working Group members.

  • February 20, 2020 Apply and integrate the language of vocation to your work with students. 
  • November 19, 2020 - The Context of Calling: Where is Privilege in Vocation Conversations? Facilitated by Christine Jeske, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Wheaton College (
  • November 19, 2019 - Reflect on the language of vocation as defined at UD and take time to focus on your own vocation story.

Spring 2018 Events

Vocation Implementation Team

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Institutional Learning Goals

The seven institutional learning goals are the hallmark of our undergraduate education. Students’ learning around each of these seven ILGs is pursued through different structures and activities, such as coursework in their majors, the Common Academic Program, co-curricular programming, and learning experiences outside the formal curriculum.