Keeping "Benedictine" Alive
Embracing Change in Benedictine Education

Seventh Annual

Benedictine Pedagogy Conference

Keeping "Benedictine" Alive
Embracing Change in Benedictine Education

May 23-25, 2013
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

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Keynote Speaker

Peter Sorensen, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development and Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior (MSMOB) program at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL


Conference Purpose

The Benedictine Pedagogy Conference is held annually on a different Benedictine college or university campus every two years. Over the past six years, the Conference has established a reputation of providing a venue by which faculty, staff and administrators can share ideas and practices by which they have successfully integrated the Ten Hallmarks developed by the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities in the classroom, student life, and collegiate environment.

The conference will address a range of critically important themes that impact the changes within our campus that relate to the maintenance and well-being of the unique Benedictine charism of our founding fathers and sisters today. Presenters are among the faculty, staff and administrators of our institutions.

We are inviting proposals for presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, roundtable discussions, and panel discussions.

Conference Themes

  • Maintaining the Benedictine charism with declining monastic and increasing lay presence.
  • Sustaining focus on our Catholic traditions and Benedictine heritage while welcoming diversity and inclusivity.
  • Allowing academic freedom and promoting academic excellence while staying true to the expectations of Catholic and Benedictine higher education.
  • Revitalizing the mission and purpose of a Catholic and Benedictine Education.
  • Developing and sustaining our mission through service learning and learning communities.
  • Using the Rule as a pedagogical tool.
  • Incorporating the Benedictine Hallmarks throughout the institution for formation, evangelization, curricular integration, and development.
Dates to Remember:
December 15, 2012 Registration opens
March 15, 2013 Proposals Due
April 1, 2013 Notice of Presenters
May 1, 2013 Registration Closes
May 23-25, 2013 Conference Dates


5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall - Room 407
Lisle, IL 60532

Phone: (630) 829-6320