Return to NetVUE Homepage A NetVUE Resource Page: Thinking about Vocation in a Time of Pandemic

​Last Updated: June 30, 2020

NEW: WEBINARS

NetVUE is currently hosting webinars addressing particular topics of interest and concern to the wider NetVUE community. The first webinar, “Theological Responses to the Pandemic,” took place on June 17. The recording is available here. (Please note that the link will ask you to share your name and email address, but this is just so that we can know of your interest; no login is required.) It is also included in the NetVUE online library, in the folder labeled Digital Media > 2020 NetVUE Topical Webinars. A second webinar on social justice, activism, and vocation will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern. You can register for the webinar here.  Later in July, NetVUE will host a webinar focusing on “Courageous Texts, Courageous Teaching,” scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern. Once recorded, both the webinar video and a complete transcript can be accessed through this link (please note that the link requires a login).
                                        

ZOOM CONVERSATIONS

NetVUE has been hosting conversations among administrators, faculty, and staff from the various campuses based on their role or portfolio. Thus far, gatherings have been hosted for chaplains, for directors and staff at centers for vocation and/or career services, and staff working in academic affairs or student affairs. If you work at a NetVUE institution and would be interested in participating in (or facilitating) a conversation with colleagues in any of these areas (or others), please contact Lynne Spoelhof at lspoelhof@cic.nche.edu.

VOCATION MATTERS

The NetVUE blog includes posts related to themes of vocation in times of suffering and crisis. View a (regularly updated) list of these resources. Here is a partial list of posts from the past few weeks that specifically address vocation in a time of pandemic:

If you have written (or are currently writing) a piece that might be appropriate for the NetVUE blog, please email Hannah Schell, NetVUE online community coordinator, at hschell@cic.nche.edu.

NETWORK ONLINE COMMUNITY: RESOURCES FOLDER

The NetVUE online community network now includes a folder for materials created by staff and faculty members at NetVUE campuses for use with students during the current pandemic. This folder is continually updated as materials are shared with us. The NetVUE online community requires a login, but anyone who works at a NetVUE member institution can obtain credentials. Click on “Library” and open the folder titled “Discussion Board Documents” in order to access a folder marked “Pandemic-related.” If you know of something that might be usefully added to this folder, please send it to Hannah Schell at hschell@cic.nche.edu. If you are not able to access the online library, please send your name, title, institution, email address, and phone number to Lynne Spoelhof at lspoelhof@cic.nche.edu, and she will provide you with login credentials.

WEBSITES AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES

These websites and communities are available elsewhere on the internet, and may be of interest to those who teach undergraduate students or work with them in areas related to vocational reflection and discernment:


ESSAYS AND BLOG POSTS ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Recent work by NetVUE Scholars:

Other recent essays that may be of interest:

Earlier essays (March–May 2020):

And finally—because we all need it—a little humor: