Acknowledgments Preface 1 Purposeful Paths 2 Contexts 3 Matters of Design 4 Students 5 Faculty and Staff 6 Strategies and Ecologies 7 Larger Lessons Appendix 1: List of Participating Institutions in the Lilly Endowment Inc.'s Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation Initiative, 2000 - 2009 Appendix 2: Methodology Appendix 3: Interview and Survey Questions Appendix 4: Visited Campuses, Program Participation, and Postaward Continuation Appendix 5: Resources for Purpose Exploration Programming Notes Index
Tim Clydesdale is professor of sociology at the College of New Jersey. He is the author of The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School.
"There are all sorts of books offered about how to improve higher education, energize students, incentivize teaching, and so forth. But Clydesdale's focus on vocation as a fundamental impetus for directing the student's course in college and beyond makes his book stand out. It is a simple notion that can be generalized to all of higher education, and he offers a bevy of programmatic initiatives that are as feasible as they are sensible." (George Dennis O'Brien, president emeritus of the University of Rochester)