Winter 2021: Heart of Higher Education

Jan 11, 2021

The Heart of Higher Education (HOHE) is an opportunity to gather as a DU community to share the challenges and opportunities of transcending the institutional, professional, and personal choices that tend to separate core identity/integrity from day to day actions. The meetings are open to all faculty (of any rank) and staff (of any title). The Conversations are facilitated by Dr. Paul Michalec, OTL Faculty Teaching Fellow, and Clinical Professor in the Morgridge College of Education. The Heart of Higher Education Conversations create a positive and constructive space where staff and faculty can explore ways of re-connecting calling with professional responsibilities. In the winter 2021 quarter, we will explore the theme of connection through the lenses of self (calling), others (colleagues and students), and bigness of life (institution, family, spirit).

Our time together is bounded by norms designed to create an open invitation to share while respecting individual choices to not share at a particular time. Prior to each meeting an agenda and brief reflective reading is sent out. There are two meetings a month with the same content to accommodate schedules; participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions. For more information please contact Paul Michalec at

Meeting Schedule for the winter quarter:

  • Jan 12th | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Jan 28th | 10:00 am – 11:00am
  • Feb 8st | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Feb 25th | 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Mar 8th | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Mar 25th | 10:00am – 11:00am

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