Seeking New Voices – Curriculum and Pedagogy

Call for Papers and Roundtable Discussions


CALL to ACTION … Deadline to submit proposal is November 1, 2019


Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to respond to the invitation from Sacred Heart University and Seton Hall University for papers or roundtable discussions that engage the overall topic of their April 16-18, 2020 Conference:

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Challenges and Opportunities for the Catholic University in the 21st Century


  • How are new voices, especially women or other previous marginalized groups, developing the conversation of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition?
  • How can we use curriculum and pedagogy that show students how this Tradition relates to their lives and their contemporary world?
  • How does the Catholic Intellectual Tradition shape the College’s commitment to social justice and service to the local and global community?
  • How can the Catholic Intellectual Tradition become part of student life and student conversations outside the classroom?


The deadline for the 500 word max proposals is November 1, 2019.  For more information on the Call for Papersclick here


Faculty, Staff, and Administrators from Manhattan College whose papers are accepted may request funding support for transportation, registration, and housing from the Manhattan College Mission Office before January 15, 2020.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • "Engaging the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: How Research in All Disciplines Can be Enriched By Encounter with the Tradition”
    Gregory Kalscheur, S.J., J.D., Dean, Boston College, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Catholic University and Mission: A Primer for Leadership and Development”
    Carolyn Woo, Ph.D., Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development, Purdue University; former President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services; former Dean, University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

  • "Ordinary Time: Poems" and "The Mystery of It All: The Vocation of Poetry in the Twilight of Modernism"
    Paul Mariani, Poet and Professor Emeritus, Boston College
  • “The Catholic Imagination: Poets and Artists”
    Michael Higgins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Catholic Thought, Sacred Heart University; former president and Vice Chancellor of St. Thomas University; Professor of English and Religious Studies
  • “Justice Within and Beyond the University Walls”
    Gerald. J. Beyer, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Villanova University

For more information please contact Jamie Walsh, Executive Assistant, Office of Mission:

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