Responsibility Seminar Funded by GrantA prestigious Bringing Theory to Practice Seminar grant by the Association of American Colleges and Universities allowed three Concordia faculty members to organize a Jan. 11 seminar on personal responsibility and power.
Thirty-five faculty and administrators attended the event. The goal was to prepare Concordia students to engage in responsible civic engagement in the world.
Dr. Lisa Sethre-Hofstad, associate dean of core and advising, Dr. Elna Solvang, associate professor of religion and Dr. Susan Larson, professor of psychology, facilitated the day-long event.
Organizers hope that attendees will use the tools and discussions to guide student conversations on power and powerlessness, especially as it relates to faith and personal responsibility. They also hope attendees will be more aware of the misuse of power in cases of sexual violence and harassment.
“It is through conversations like this that I hope we can move forward on making make our campus a safe and supportive place for all its students and employees,” says Larson. “It is also my hope that the seminar improves the way in which we educate our students to use power in their own lives in responsible ways.”