Week 4

Session 3 (Week 4, September 19) - Learning Beyond the Classroom

Introductory Writing Prompt: Baylor’s mission is to “educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community." What experiences would you like to have beyond Baylor’s campus that will equip you to more fully participate in this vision?

Recommended Reading

  1. The Double Helix: Building the DNA for a Great College Experience, Elizabeth Vardaman
  2. The Practice of Service and its Relevance to the Academic Life, Jon Singletary

Recommended Activity

  1. Personalizing the Baylor Mission

Small Group Discussion Prompts:

  1. Do you see yourself as more of a leader or a servant? Are these necessarily contrasting?
  2. What gifts, strengths, or experiences do you want to shape your involvement at Baylor?
  3. What is the relationship between education and service?
  4. What interests could you bridge with your academic and professional goals to serve the community?
  5. Remind students to take MAP-Works.