Webinar: Students and Spirituality

Students and Spirituality: Student Motivation to do Good

Dr. Janett I. Cordovés and Dr. Lisa Davidson will introduce Interfaith Youth Core’s (IFYC’s) methodology and discuss the civic priority of interfaith cooperation and how this intersects with a variety of civic outcomes. They will share findings from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) national research and how these manifest on various campuses. Through this discussion, participants will be able to explain relationships between interfaith cooperation and civic outcomes, hear from colleagues in the field, and consider applications for their own work.

The webinar will take place on December 6, 2018 at 3:00pm CDT.

Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Prior to joining the IFYC team, Cordovés worked in higher education for thirteen years, serving in various roles including student support services, such as residence life and crisis response, as well as in academic initiatives with first-year seminars, orientation, and senior experience courses. Cordovés has recently completed her doctorate in Ethical Leadership and successfully defended her research on the influence of spirituality on first-generation college students’ level of grit and equanimity. In her spare time, she volunteers with Chicago Scholars and the Food Pantry.

Lisa Davidson, Assessment and Research Manager at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), works with campuses on a variety of efforts related to assessing the effectiveness of interfaith programs and understanding the campus climate for religious, spiritual, and secular diversity. She also supports the national research partnerships between IFYC and scholars who investigate interfaith learning and development among undergraduates. Lisa’s own research examines the type of learning and development that result from undergraduates’ intercultural engagement, with a special focus on the inclusive measurement of this. Prior to joining IFYC, Lisa spent 16 years working in a variety of higher education roles including teaching, institutional research, academic advising, and career counseling.

Learn more about the Campus Compact Webinar Series and view the schedule here.