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The Program Committee is busy putting the final touches on this year’s FAHE conference. We’ll be gathering at Wilmington College June 14-17 to consider our theme of “Keeping Faithful in a Time of Rapid Change.”
We’ll be debuting our newest book in the our series “Quakers and the Disciplines.” Volume 5 is “Quakers, Politics, and Economics.” We’ll also hear presentations centered around next year’s volume, “Quakers, Sustainability and Creation Care.”
Please join us! The deadline to reserve housing is June 4th, so don’t delay! More information and registration is here.
Registration for the 2018 FAHE Conference at Wilmington College, “Keeping Faithful in a Time of Rapid Change,” is now open. Read all about our plenary speakers, agenda, campus tours and more, and register here.
Our secondary theme, based on the next volume in our book series Quakers and the Disciplines, is Quakers, Creation Care and Sustainability.
If you haven’t yet submitted a proposal for a session, paper or panel discussion addressing either theme or other topics of Friends in education, there’s still time. Submit here.
We invite you to join with other Friends educators from colleges, universities and study centers globally for an invigorating time together in Ohio, at Wilmington College for our 2018 conference on June 14 – 17, 2018.
As Quaker educators, our practice is informed by a faith that calls us to be transformed and in turn to help transform the world. We are nurturing our students to help make the world a better place. Higher education is rapidly changing due to corporatization of education into an “industry” with its “monetization and technologizing.” We struggle to challenge, change or adjust to his “brave new world” as we hold to our understanding of the purpose of education. Some of us find our fundamental values under assault. How do we find balance and the way forward will be explored at this Friends Association for Higher Education.
We invite proposals for presentations, workshops, and panel discussions that address any concern related to Friends and higher education, but especially on the theme of “Keeping Faithful in a Time of Rapid Change.”
Queries for Consideration:
* How does one keep faithful to the profession to educate students in a time of rapid change?
* How does one keep faithful to working as an independent scholar?
* How does one keep faithful to their spiritual values in their professional activities in a time of rapid change?
* How does one keep faithful to their scholarly discipline in a time of rapid change?
* How does one keep faithful to colleagues in a time of isolation due to rapid technological change?
* How does one keep faithful to students in a time of robosourcing and automated learning systems in a time of rapid change?
* How does one keep faithful to their professional ethical values in a time of rapid change?
* How does one keep faithful to Friend’s values in their professional activities in a time of rapid change?
* How does one keep faithful to Friends values in their dealings with others (colleagues, coworkers, parents, and students)?
We also invite proposals that address our disciplinary theme “Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability” for the 6th volume in our book series Quakers and the disciplines.
Proposals received by January 31, 2018 will be given preference.
Please submit your proposal here.
Registration for the 2017 Friends Association for Higher Education conference is now open.
Please visit the conference website to read about our theme this year: “Global Education, Global Quakerism.” We’re commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Friends World Committee for Consultation gathering at Guilford College with a program that address the global diversity of Quakerism and the changing educational landscape and pedagogy of the Religious Society of Friends.
We hope you’ll join us at Guilford College, June 15-18!
The Friends Association for Higher Education will hold its 2017 conference at member institution Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, June 15-18. We invite you to join with other Friends educators from colleges, universities and study centers globally for an invigorating time together at Guilford.
Our conference theme is “Global Quakerism,” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Friends World Committee for Consultation convening at Guilford.
We also will consider a disciplinary focus this year on “Quakers, Politics, and Economics.” in preparation for the fifth volume in FAHE’s book series “Quakers and the disciplines.” The editors, David Ross of Bryn Mawr College, Tom Head of George Fox University and Michael Snarr of Wilmington College invite proposals for topics for volume 5 that can be presented at the 2017 FAHE conference.
We are currently accepting proposals for sessions, workshops, panel discussions and papers for the conference. We welcome topics that address either theme, or other concerns in Quaker higher education.
For FAHE members, it’s time to renew!
In addition to our institutional members, FAHE includes individual members — faculty and staff at Quaker institutions, Friends teaching at other schools, and others who support instilling Friends testimonies and values into higher education.
FAHE members are the lifeblood of our organization, lending their talents and experience to our annual conference planning, publications and creating a network of educators advancing Quakerism in higher education worldwide. Member benefits include a discount on conference registration fees; our informative bimonthly newsletter; Quaker Higher Education, our biannual online journal, and publishing and presenting opportunities.
Individual dues are $60 per year ($50 emeritus faculty and $15 students), but only for a few more days! Our fiscal year begins on October 1, and dues are scheduled to increase to $75 ($60 emeritus faculty and $20 students); however, we’re giving members an extended opportunity to renew at the old rate for one more week.
If you attended this year’s conference at Woodbrooke, your dues were included in the conference registration. If you were unable to attend, it’s time to renew. Thank you!
Registration is open for FAHE’s 2016 conference at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre!
The Friends Association for Higher Education is pleased to announce it is accepting proposals for sessions, papers and workshops at its 2016 conference at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, U.K., June 16-19.
Our theme for 2016 is “Educating for Action.”
We invite you to join with other Friends educators from colleges, universities and study centers globally for an invigorating time together in England, on the beautiful grounds of our member institution Woodbrooke.
Whatever field we are in as Quaker educators, our practice is informed by a faith that calls us to be transformed and in turn to help transform the world. We are nurturing our students to help make the world a better place; we are educating for action.
As you prepare for the conference, we hope the following queries will be helpful:
Queries for Consideration:
- How do you help prepare students to make a difference in creating a just and peaceful world?
- What in your experience has worked best in helping students transform their worldview and become scholars and contemplative activists?
- Does Quaker transformational education have a distinctive pedagogy?
- How do we bring a Quaker faith perspective to bear in working with students of different faiths or none?
- What technologies are helpful and unhelpful in helping us educate for critical thinking, spirituals wisdom and action?
- What can we learn from the Quaker tradition of transforming education and industry?
The deadline to submit a proposal is November 30, 2015. View the Request for Proposals website.