Participants of the Krame Center’s Mindful Fellows Program listen to a presentation by Carol Bowman.
MINDFUL FELLOWS PROGRAM for Outside College Educators
The Ramapo Mindful Fellows Program 2017-2018 School Year
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. The Mindful Fellows Program, offered through the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living, is designed to offer faculty the opportunity to expand their understanding of mindfulness practice and pedagogy. It is equally open to faculty who have established personal practices, as well as those who are new to mindfulness.
- Learn the basics of personal mindfulness practice! Those who are accepted as Fellows are encouraged to participate in an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course offered through the Krame Center in the Fall or Spring semesters. These courses are offered Thursday Evening 7:00-9:30, Friday morning 9:30-12:00 and Saturday morning 9:30-12:00. Faculty may also audit INTD 240: Mind Based Stress Reduction Seminar on Tuesday evenings (please talk to me about that option). Please see the Krame Center Calendar of Events for more information at www.ramapo.edu/kramecenter.
- Live mindfulness practice for a weekend! The first workshop/retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery( in winter) will address personal contemplative practice.
- Learn the basics of Mindful Pedagogy! The second one-day workshop occurs on campus (in spring) and explores ways of integrating contemplative pedagogy into courses.
- Meet with faculty from across the country at a summer conference on Mindful Teaching in Higher Education! Attend a summer workshop/retreat/conference to deepen the ability to integrate mindful practices into teaching.
- Implement mindful teaching! In the following Spring semester, Fellows implement mindful practices into their courses and submit a reflective report on the experience. Each fellow submits a syllabus showing integration of mindful pedagogy. Each syllabus can provide a template for other faculty who might wish to integrate mindful practices into their courses.
Contemplative Studies refers to:
- The scholarly interpretation of literature related to the theory and application of the many forms of mindful practice across history and cultures.
- Rigorous, evidence-based practice and research on the experience and outcomes associated with mindfulness.
- The values-based, interdisciplinary application of mindful wisdom to the promotion of the physical, social, psychological, economic, and environmental well l-being of the human community and the natural world.
Cost of the program for outside faculty: $1,365.
The cost includes the 8-Week MBSR program, weekend at Blue Cliff Monastery, one-day workshop at the Krame Center and subsidized funds toward a summer workshop/retreat/conference on mindfulness and teaching. Please contact the Krame Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Application for Ramapo Mindful Fellows Program 2017-2018 School Year
Criteria for the Mindful Fellows Program
- highly motivated to share and learn contemplative pedagogy. (If you have a meditation practice, how have you integrated it into your teaching? If you hope to develop one, how do you see this influencing your teaching?)
- wish to develop or currently engaged in a contemplative practice. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, offered by the Krame Center each semester, is a suggested part of the program.
- A heartfelt commitment to the college community as demonstrated by service activities.
We are seeking a wide, interdisciplinary distribution of faculty, noting that mindful pedagogy can be engaged appropriately across the disciplines. We hope that participants will develop an interest in studies or research on subjects with a contemplative emphasis.
Please submit application to email@example.com by September 15.