Inside Higher Ed :: Spiritual, but not in the Classroom


Spiritual, but not in the Classroom

A life of the mind does not prevent professors from having a spiritual life as well, according to a study released Tuesday.

More than 80 percent of faculty members consider themselves spiritual at least to some extent, and a majority of faculty members consider themselves religious to some extent, and pray to some extent, the study found.

An interesting article and a true statement:

Many professors support the idea of having more discussions of issues of morals and ethics in the classroom, the study found, but many also balk when spirituality is mentioned. “This is a vitally important part of human development and the academy has pretty much rejected this aspect of development,” said Alexander Astin, founding director of the Higher Education Research Institute.

 

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