Transforming Teachers - College

  • Consider college education as spiritual formation

    It is that exciting time of year again when high school seniors across the country do their best to fend off “senior-itis” and persevere to wrap up their studies as graduation day approaches.

    It is also that time of year when students make decisions about what’s next — work, college or military service; and in some cases, all of the above.

    Working in leadership at a university affords me the opportunity to greet dozens of prospective college students and their parents who are wrestling with choosing the right college.

    A number of important questions bear on that decision. I try to help by asking them to consider potentially the most important question: “Have you thought about a college education as spiritual formation?”