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2012 Institute Proceedings

Values to Action: Preparing College Students to be Positive Changemakers in the Global Society

The 2012 Institute focused on issues related to values, ethics, and character in college student development for over two decades.  Thanks to a generous gift from the John Templeton Foundation, the 22nd annual Dalton Institute will continue this tradition by focusing on the role of colleges and universities in promoting social entrepreneurialism.

Major topics of discussion  included:

  1. Exploring the meaning of social entrepreneurialism.
  2. How does social entrepreneurialism contribute to a better world?
  3. Where is the intersection between faith and social entrepreneurialism and what does that mean for college students?
  4. Clarifying why values-based entrepreneurialism is important for college students.
  5. What is the role of educators in helping students to translate beliefs into results?
  6. What role do faculty members and practitioners have in developing values-based entrepreneurialism inside and outside of the classroom?
  7. Investigating the role of social action in today’s college curriculum.
  8. How do you translate social visions into outcomes for a better world?
  9. What are current practices and programs that focus on business entrepreneurs leading in a values-based way?
  10. What is the entrepreneurial university’s role in modern society?

2012 Featured Speakers: HERE

2012 Concurrent Sessions: HERE

2012 Publicity:  Click HERE for an article looking at the purpose of the 2012 Dalton Institute, an exclusive look at the presentation of Dr. Jon Dalton himself, and an audio clip of an interview with Dr. Eric Weldy.


Dissertation of the Year Award Winner

Elliot-Wilcox-150x150.jpgA New ‘Transcendence Model of Identity Construction’
Chris Wilcox Elliott
University of Virginia

 

 

 


Best Practices Winner

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Alverno encourages
cross-disciplinary
collaboration among
faculty and students

 

Leadership Education as Character Development – Best Practices from 21 Years of Helping Graduates Live Purposeful Lives
Northern Michigan University

 

 

 

 

 


Concurrent Session I


Critical Pedagogy in ELL (English Language Learning) Education
Ramin Yazdanpanah
The Florida State University

Critical Pedagogy in ELL (English Language Learning) Education

Contemplating Reflection: Creating Meaningful Experiences with Students
Jillian White
The Florida State University

Contemplating Reflection – Creating Meaningful Experiences with Students

It’s Not about Wins and Losses: John Wooden’s Definition of Personal Success
Steven Kleuver, Daniel Sheets
The Florida State University

It’s Not about Wins and Losses -John Wooden’s Definition of Personal Success

Programming with a Purpose: How Peer Leadership Shapes Union Productions
Amma Marfo, Sendi Colquitt
The Florida State University

Programming with a Purpose – How Peer Leadership Shapes Union Productions

Three Strategies for Researching and Promoting Social Entrepreneurship
Tim Shiell, Katherine Lui, Mark Fenton
University of Wisconsin –Stout

Three Strategies for Researching and Promoting Social Entrepreneurship

 


Concurrent Session II


Exploring a Critical Model of Service-Learning: Implications for Faculty & Staff
Travis York, Jess Bennett
The Pennsylvania State University

Metanoia Expeditions at Principia College: Using Break Time to Practice the Lost Art of Solitude, Stillness and Profound Spiritual Listening
Jonathan Daugherty
Principia College

Metanoia Expeditions at Principia College – Using Break Time to Practice the Lost Art of Solitude, Stillness and Profound Spiritual Listening

Nurturing Spiritual Quest: Students’ Expectations and Experiences of Spiritual Growth at a Faith-Based Institution
Timothy Herrmann, Brent Maher, Scott Moeschberger, Jessica Fankhauser, Sara Hightower
Taylor University

Nurturing Spiritual Quest – Students’ Expectations and Experiences of Spiritual Growth at a Faith-Based Institution

Reinventing the College Extracurriculum for Academic and Moral Purposes: A Session Sponsored by the Journal of College and Character and Character Clearinghouse
Jon Dalton, Pam Crosby
The Florida State University

Reinventing the College Extracurriculum for Academic and Moral Purposes – A Session Sponsored by the Journal of College and Character and Character Clearinghouse

 


Concurrent Session III


Championing The Social Vision of Microfranchising with Macroeconomic Merit, U.S. Tax Credits Availability, and Managerial Accounting/Microeconomic Tool Implementation.
Martin Sabo
Community College of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver

Supporting Students’ Social Visions

Cultivating the Spirit Through Reflective Engagement:The Journey of the FSU Spiritual Life Project
Kathleen Shea Smith, Craig Filar, Cadence Kidwell, Laura Osteen
The Florida State University

Cultivating the Spirit Through Reflective Engagement – The Journey of the FSU Spiritual Life Project

Faith Informing Social Venturing Internships
Andrea Smith Shappell, Melissa Paulsen, Brinya Bjork
University of Notre Dame

Faith Informing Social Venturing Internships

 


Concurrent Session IV


Ethics Education and Polytechnic Universities
Kat Lui
University of Wisconsin -Stout

Ethics Education and Polytechnic Universities

Giving Structure to Service (and Leadership): An Ethnographic Study
David Howell
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Giving Structure to Service (and Leadership) – An Ethnographic Study

My Journey: A Shared Vision for Student Development
Marianne Magjuka
Wake Forest University

Social Action by Today’s Colleges: Graduate Student Research Projects Promoting Values in Action
Shannon Williams, Kathleen McAuliff
DePaul University

Social Action by Today’s Colleges – Graduate Student Research Projects Promoting Values in Action

Social Entrepreneurship Education vs. Social Entrepreneurship: Educating and Inspiring Lifelong Social Changemakers Through Results-Oriented Pedagogies and Teaching Methods
Anthony Brown
Duke University

 


Concurrent Session V


Actively Engaging Religious & Secular Diversity on Campus: Best Practices and Recommendations
Cassie Meyer
Interfaith Youth Core

Actively Engaging Religious & Secular Diversity on Campus – Best Practices and Recommendations

Developing and Serving Entrepreneurs as a Social Mission: The Convergence of Research, Education, and Outreach
Randy Blass
The Florida State University

Developing and Serving Entrepreneurs as a Social Mission – The Convergence of Research, Education, and Outreach

Lessons Learned: Why and How We Can Teach Social Entrepreneurship in a Capstone Course
Mark Fenton
University of Wisconsin -Stout

Lessons Learned – Why and How We Can Teach Social Entrepreneurship in a Capstone Course

 


Concurrent Session VI


Civic Engagement and Public Hope among Millennials
Kevin Hemer, Virginia Byrne
The Florida State University

Civic Engagement and Public Hope among Millennials

Community Based Research: A Means to Inform Social Change
Brett Paulsen, Lydia BengeBriggs, Lee Kenyon, Ben Batz, Laura Kientzle, Lauren Nelson
Gustavus Adolphus College

Pedagogical Engagement in Social Entrepreneurship: A Glimpse at the Microventuring Certificate Program
Melissa Paulsen
University of Notre Dame

Pedagogical Engagement in Social Entrepreneurship – A Glimpse at the Microventuring Certificate Program

Service-learning: A Road to Social Entrepreneurism
Peter Mather, Jacob Okumu, Ronald Vance
Ohio University
Diana Marvel
Lesley University

Service-learning – A Road to Social Entrepreneurism

“Tough Choices”: A Student Workshop on the Ethics of Leadership
Chip Phillips, Donna Crowe
UNC-Wilmington

“Tough Choices” A Student Workshop on the Ethics of Leadership

 


Concurrent Session VII


A Vision for General Education: The Life and Mind of Ernest L. Boyer
Maria Lehr, Skip Trudeau
Taylor University

A Vision for General Education – The Life and Mind of Ernest L. Boyer

Assessing Students’ Moral and Spiritual Growth at Catholic Liberal Arts Colleges: A Collaborative Grant-Funded Initiative
Catherine WoodBrooks
Assumption College
Abigail Lau
Emmanuel College
Tim Austin
College of the Holy Cross

Assessing Students’ Moral and Spiritual Growth at Catholic Liberal Arts Colleges – A Collaborative Grant-Funded Initiative (Part 1)

Assessing Students’ Moral and Spiritual Growth at Catholic Liberal Arts Colleges – A Collaborative Grant-Funded Initiative (Part 2)

Global Service-learning in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains: Values to Results
Anne-Marie Turnage
Lock Haven University

Global Service-learning in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, Values to Results

Keep Your Coins…I Want Change!
Shawna Patterson
The Florida State University

Soul-full Teaching: Engaging with Students to Transform Values into Action
Gary Schneider
The University of Memphis

Global Service-learning in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, Values to Results

 


Concurrent Session VIII


Supporting Students’ Social Visions
Beth Nahlik, Angela Garcia
University of Florida

Supporting Students’ Social Visions

The Other Side of Social Entrepreneurship: Civic Engagement and Consumer Activism
Virginia Byrne
The Florida State University

The Other Side of Social Entrepreneurship – Civic Engagement and Consumer Activism

The Servant’s Journey: Creating Social Change through the Moellership Program
Jillian White, Kevin Hemer
The Florida State University

The Servant’s Journey – Creating Social Change through the Moellership Program

Uplifting the Character of Humanity and Creating a Pure Land on Earth: Blending Higher Education and Buddhist Practice on Dharma Drum Mountain
Daniel Tuzzeo
The Florida State University

Uplifting the Character of Humanity and Creating a Pure Land on Earth – Blending Higher Education and Buddhist Practice on Dharma Drum Mountain

Using Inter-generational Learning to Impact College Student Values and Behavior
Lorraine DeJong
Furman University

Using Inter-generational Learning to Impact College Student Values and Behavior (Page 1)

Using Inter-generational Learning to Impact College Student Values and Behavior (Page 2)