Faculty and Staff
Through Lives of Worth and Service,the staff and faculty of St. Olaf are encouraged not only to help students consider the idea of vocation, but also to explore their own paths as they are called to serve at work, at home, and in various other roles.
The original five-year grant period for the Lives of Worth and Service program ended May 31, 2008. Opportunities available under the Lilly Sustainability Grant include the Sustaining Fellows Program, International Service-Learning, and faculty development programs to be announced.
Elizabeth Hutchins, former Teaching Fellow, prepared a detailed bibliography on the topic of vocational discernment. For the complete bibliography, click here.
Vocation Resource Library
A vocational resource center has been established in the Center for Experiential Learning for students, faculty, and staff interested in the process of vocational discernment. We have a numer of books available for check out including:
Vocation: Discerning Our Callings In Life; Doug Schuurman
Big Questions, Worthy Dreams; Sharon Daloz Parks
Soul of a Citizen; Paul Rogat Loeb
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Stephen Covey
Exploring Leadership; Komives, Lucas and McMahon
Common Fire; Daloz; Keen and Parks
Answering Your Call; John Schuster
Crossing the Unknown Sea; David Whyte
Let Your Life Speak; Parker Palmer
These titles, as well as a variety of DVDs, may be checked out for a three-week period. Our office is in the Modular Village across from Dittman Art Center. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F.