Contemplative Curriculum Development

August 7-12 The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) will host its 7th annual summer session devoted to cultivating comtemplative practices in higher education.

In conjuction with The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, each year ACMHE offers this summer session to university educatiors of all disciplines.

The goal of the five-day session is to bring the discussion of integrating contemplative practice into higher education to the fore, and engage the conversation on a face-to-face level.

The session will cover contemplative practices as they relate to pedagogical issues, recent research, practical applications, and administrative and collegial comunication.

The faculty for this year’s session will include professors from a range of backgrounds including:

Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics at Amherst College,

Linda-Susan Beard, Associate Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College

Judith Simmer-Brown Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University

Joel Upton, Professor of Art and Art History, at Amherst College,

Patricia Wallace, Professor of English at Vassar College, and

Arthur Zajonc, Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and professor of physics at Amherst College.

The session is held at Smith College in Northhampton, MA. The deadline for applications is May 1st.  For more information on the session and how to apply visit ACMHE. The report from the summer ’09 session can be found here; it offers a detailed run-down of the issues addressed throughout the session.