Dr. David Lee Keiser and Julie Dalley will present their work on developing and implementing a new contemplative pedagogy faculty fellowship at Montclair State University.
The presenters will discuss the steps taken: recruiting faculty, organizing the program, and program assessment. They will share reflections from faculty participants on the effect of the program in their courses that explores the diversity of their experiences with mindful learning in the classroom as well as the transformative effect on the faculty themselves.
The presenters will invite discussion on the challenges of organizing such a program at a public university that ensures the integrity of the mission of contemplative practice as well as respects the concept of meditative tradition.
Participants are invited to engage in a conversation about supporting faculty in their work, gaining institutional support, and developing best practices and future expansion.