Whole Person Education Workshop Series
sponsored by the office of graduate student life
RSVP for the Whole Person Education Workshops here
What does it mean to educate the whole person? Faculty often think of themselves as educators of the mind, but students come to the classroom as whole persons, with all of their social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual experiences and concerns. Furthermore, decades of scholarship on learning and development suggest that the growth of the mind is inextricably linked to the growth of the heart and of the spirit.
This series of workshops, sponsored by The Office of Graduate Student Life, is aimed at graduate students in all disciplines who intend to teach in higher education. It is meant to complement discipline-based programs on teaching, as well as the teaching workshops offered by the Connors Family Learning Center.
The objective is to help our graduate students understand how the complex human beings they will soon encounter as teachers and mentors learn and develop through the undergraduate years. Lunch will be provided at all sessions.
This year our Whole Person Education Series will fall under six categories:
- Undergraduate Culture
- Financial Literacy
- Health & Wellness
- Professional Development
Questions about the Whole Person Education Series please email Tara Bartley at email@example.com.
Eating Well on a Budget
*Special Time 12:30-2pm
Are you spending too much money at the grocery store or eating out? Sick of living off ramen and pizza? Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. Join us for a workshop and learn tips and tricks for how to save money at the grocery store and cut your food spending each month. We will also discuss resources for finding healthy and easy recipes. Each student will also receive a cookbook to get started! You don’t have to be a starving grad student; come learn how to eat well on a budget!
Presented by Karen Wullaert, Graduate Assistant, and Laura Fallon, Work Study, $uccessful Start Financial Literacy Program
Mind/Body/Spirit Techniques for Stress Management
This presentation will provide information the multisystem response to stress and provide instruction on self regulatory relaxation techniques of qi gong, coherent breathing and meditation. These mind/body /spirit techniques have demonstrated positive effects on reducing perceived stress and anxiety scores with a small sample of Boston College students. The college environment provides an ideal opportunity for introducing prevention and early intervention techniques addressing mental health issues for students in their formative years
Presented by Nancy Baker, Associate Director, Nursing & Administration, Health Services Department
Personal Fitness in Minutes
What does it take to stay fit in graduate school? Gio Trilleras, Graduate Assistant of Personal Training for Boston College Campus Recreation, will be sharing tips on maintaining and improving your fitness level, providing quick-exercise solutions, and sharing campus resources!
Presented by Hector (Gio) Trilleras, Graduate Assistant of Personal Training
*Special Time 12:30-2pm
Graduate students hear all the time about the importance of having good credit, but how do you get good credit? Come to our “Credit Management” workshop and find out how to build good credit, what goes into your credit report, how to improve your credit score, and more!
Presented by Amber Fetzer, Graduate Assistant, $uccessful Start Peer Money Mentor Program.
Evaluating a Job Offer
All of your hard work in graduate school has paid off and you’ve been offered a job (maybe even several)! Now you need to decide if it’s the right offer for you. What makes a good offer? What should you be looking for? How do you negotiate for more? Find the answers to these questions and more at our “How to Evaluate a Job Offer” workshop.
Presented by Lou Gaglini, Associate Director, Employer Relations, Career Center.
Working with Student’s with Disabilities
Presented by, Paulette Durrett, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities
Previous Whole Person Education Series:
September 13, 2012: Living with Loans:Budgeting and Loan Management for the Professional Student by Financial Specialist Craig Noyes from Student Services
October 10, 2012: The Boston College Student- Insight When Working with Undergraduates with Mike Sacco, Director of Center of Student Formation
November 1, 2012: The Art of Networking with Lou Gaglini, Associate Director for Employer Relations, BC Career Center
November 15, 2012: Difficult Conversations in the Classroom with Dean Elizabeth Sparks of Lynch School of Education.
November 16, 2012: Boston College Superfan College with Cameron Smith, Assistant Director of Residence Life.