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Connecting Life and Learning: Developing Integral Christian Learning through Curricular and Co-Curricular Collaboration. Erik Hoekstra Provost Hubert Krygsman Associate Provost for Curricular Programs Bethany Schuttinga Associate Provost for Co-Curricular Programs. Demographic Particulars.

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Connecting Life and Learning:

Developing Integral Christian Learning through Curricular and Co-Curricular Collaboration

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Erik Hoekstra

Provost

Hubert Krygsman

Associate Provost for Curricular Programs

Bethany Schuttinga

Associate Provost for Co-Curricular Programs

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Demographic Particulars

  • Founded in 1955 - associated with the Christian Reformed Church (Calvinist)
  • 49% of students are Christian Reformed
  • 65% are from “Reformed” denominations
  • 1,350 total undergraduate student body, mainly traditional residential
  • 50% of the total student body are from more than 500 miles from campus
  • Largest majors - education, business, engineering, nursing, fine arts, agriculture
  • Strong programs in music, theater, and athletics
  • Strong, stable religiously homogeneous faculty, 15:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Rural, population 6,300, and one hour from two metro areas
  • Intentional and extensive residence-life and co-curricular programming
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Unique Foundational

Documents and Principles

  • Educational Task of Dordt College
  • Educational Framework of Dordt College
  • Serviceable Insight
  • Four Coordinates for Learning
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Serviceable Insight

Education at Dordt College is not pursued for its own sake nor for its civilizing qualities nor for the strictly pragmatic purposes of vocational instruction, but to provide insight and develop talents that will sustain lifelong responsible service in God’s Kingdom.

The knowledge, competencies, and commitments gained through the educational process aim to prepare students to live thankful lives before the Lord; to serve others with integrity, in common everyday activities as well as in specific vocations; and to unfold and care for creation.

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Education of Whole Persons

To a large extent Dordt will have failed if it graduates knowledgeable and skillful students who lack the desire to carry out their tasks in service and loving obedience.

Scripturally-oriented devotional and social activities… ought not to be considered mere additions to the academic task; rather, they should be integrated into the total pattern of curricular and co-curricular activity, all of which is designed to provide the student with serviceable insight, i.e., wisdom according to the mind of Christ.

four coordinates
Four Coordinates
  • Religious Orientation—Who owns your heart?
  • Creational Structure—How do things hang together?
  • Creational Development—What is the situation today?
  • Contemporary Response—What do we do now?
timeline for change
Timeline for Change
  • Consideration of General Education
  • Retirement of VP of Academic Affairs
  • Provost Office Structure
    • Combine Curricular & Co-Curricular
    • Advent of Faculty Senate
    • Academic Leadership Team Concept
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The new CORE Program

  • For details of the Core Program, see:
    • http://homepages.dordt.edu/krygsman/core_program_resources.htm
    • https://www.dordt.edu/publications/catalog/academic_offerings/core.pdf
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The CORE Mission

  • The Core Program:
    • Prepares students for Christian discipleship in the common areas of life.
    • Articulates the religious foundation and structural and cultural / historical contexts for other curricular programs.
    • Provides a forum for addressing issues of common concern
    • (Core Framework, p. 3).
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The CORE Paradigm

  • “Core” means “central”
  • From “distributive model” to “common areas of life”
  • Defined by Framework (4 Coordinates) goals
  • Connected: inter-disciplinary; connected to majors, Student Life, whole life
  • Flexible, responsive to student needs
  • Developmental – to a mature, integral Christian worldview
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CORE Components / Flow

CORE COMPETENCIES (FRESHMAN LEVEL):

Communication (3)

COMM 100: Speaking and Listening, or

CORE 110: Communication in Contemporary Culture

Writing (3-4)

ENG 100: Writing for College, or

CORE 120: Composition

Language (7)

LANG 101-102: Foreign Language

Math (3-4)

MATH 100: Mathematics for College, or college-level Math course

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CORE Components / Flow

FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE LEVEL COURSES

CORE 100 (2): Kingdom, Identity, and Calling

CORE 130 (1.5): Health, Sport, the Body + 3 activities

CORE 140 (3): Roots of Western Worldviews/Culture

CORE 145 (3): Modern West Culture in Global Context

CORE 150 (3): Biblical Foundations

CORE 160 (3): Introduction to the Arts

CORE 180 (3): Literature

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CORE Components / Flow

SOPHOMORE-JUNIOR LEVEL COURSES:

CORE 200 (3): Introduction to Christian Philosophy

CORE 210-219 (3-4): Unfolding the Biotic Creation

CORE 220-229 (3-4): Unfolding the Physical Creation

CORE 250-259 (3): Persons in Community

CORE 260-269 (3): Justice and Stewardship

CORE 270-289 (3): Cross-Cultural Studies

SENIOR LEVEL COURSES:

CORE 310-329 (3): Advanced Reformed Thought CORE 399 (3): Calling, Task, and Culture

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CORE Components / Flow

  • Academic Competencies *
    • Comm 100 / CORE 110
    • English 100 / CORE 120
    • Foreign Language
    • Math 100
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CORE Components / Flow

  • Redemptive-Historical Outlook:
  • Religious Orientation
      • Theme: “My story” in “God’s story”
    • CORE 100: Kingdom, Identity, Calling
    • CORE 150: Biblical Foundations
core 100 kingdom identity calling
CORE 100: Kingdom, Identity, Calling
  • First-semester “bookend”
  • Foci:
    • Advising
    • Mentoring into college life
    • Exploration of identity and calling inside God’s story:
      • How has God been at work in my life?
      • Who am I?
      • What am I supposed to do?
core 150 biblical foundations
Core 150: Biblical Foundations
  • The Biblical story: God at work in history
    • Whose we are
    • God’s Word for creation (and how we read it)
    • Creation >Fall>

Redemption>Consummation

    • Called to faithful response
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CORE Components / Flow

  • Redemptive-Historical Outlook:
  • Creational Development
    • Theme: humans developing creation in response to God
    • CORE 140: Roots of Western Worldview and Culture
    • CORE 145: Modern Western Culture in Global Context
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CORE Components / Flow

  • Contextual / Inter-disciplinary – Creation Structure:
  • Academic Competencies *
  • CORE 200: Christian Philosophy
  • Arts and Lit:
    • CORE 160: The Arts
    • CORE 180: Literature
  • Natural Sciences:
    • CORE 130+: HPER + activities
    • CORE 210-19: Unfolding the Biotic Creation
    • CORE 220-29: Unfolding the Physical Creation
  • Social Sciences:
    • CORE 250-59: Persons in Community
    • CORE 260-69: Justice and Stewardship
  • Cross-Cultural: CORE 270-79
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CORE Natural Science

  • CORE 220-29: Unfolding the Physical Creation
    • CORE 221: Physics Applications and Implications
    • CORE 222: Intro to Environmental Studies: Energy, Materials and the Environment
    • CORE 224: Solar System Astronomy
    • CORE 227: Chemical Principles
core natural science
CORE Natural Science

CORE 222: Energy, Materials & the Environment

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CORE Natural Science

“Showering with the 4 Coordinates”

  • 1) Why care about hot water production?
  • Religious Orientation– Biblical Foundation
  • God as creator/sustainer/redeemer
  • God’s love for His creation
  • Call to serve as stewards & shalom seekers
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CORE Natural Science

“Showering with the 4 Coordinates”

  • 2) Why do we use electricity for hot water?
  • Creational Development
  • Brief history of society’s use of energy
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CORE Natural Science

“Showering with the 4 Coordinates”

  • 3) How is it produced and how much do we use?
  • Creational Structure
  • Tour Dordt’s boiler and dorm mechanical rooms
  • Measure hot water used for showers
  • Calculate amount of coal/year
  • & bales of corn stalks required
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CORE Natural Science

“Showering with the 4 Coordinates”

  • 4) How might I steward hot water?
  • Contemporary Response
  • Conservation – low flow, short showers
  • Use renewable energy
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CORE Social Science:

Being Human in Community

  • CORE 260-269: Justice and Stewardship
    • CORE 261: Sociology and Social Justice
    • CORE 262: Introduction to Politics
    • CORE 264: Faith and Social Justice
    • CORE 266: Economics and Christian Stewardship
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CORE Components / Flow

  • Advanced / Post-Disciplinary – Contemporary Response:
    • CORE 310-19: Advanced Reformed Thought
    • CORE 399: Calling, Task, and Culture
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Connections

  • Meeting students’ needs: a goal-based, flexible program
  • Focus: the common areas of life
  • Co-Curricular links
    • CORE 100
    • CORE 399 (GEN 300)
    • Other
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Curricular/Co-Curricular

  • Creating the Academic Partnership:
    • What is the role and task of staff?
    • What does the partnership look like?
    • Where are the connection points in the Core for Co-Curricular engagement?
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Defining the Partnership

  • Creating collaboration through structure:
    • Residence Life/Academic Skills Center
    • Counseling Services/Psychology Department
    • Campus Health/Nursing Department
    • Institutional Committee Assignments
    • Career Services/Academic Departments
    • Campus Ministries/Athletics
    • Student Services Staff/Admissions
    • Career Services/Advancement
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Co-Educators or Partners?

  • Supporting Academic Programs
    • Retention Council
    • Academic Alert Process
    • Residence Life/Academic Skills Center
    • Career Services
  • Evaluating ‘educational programs’
    • Residence Life
    • Student Activities
    • Campus Ministries
    • Campus Health/Counseling
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Connection Points With the CORE

  • Community Block Schedule
  • First Monday Speakers Series
    • Core 100
    • Core 399 (Gen 300)
  • Chapel
    • Core 100
    • Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Discipleship Groups, Athletics
  • Third Monday Advising with Departments
  • Service Learning
    • Core 100
  • Student Symposium