CSFRM Annotated Bibliography project

CSFRM aims to keep you current on the latest research and best practices in the field. Please look at our annotated bibliography for summary of these and other spirituality-related readings at the CSFRM Annotated Bibliography project: here. This bibliography is dynamic and frequently updated - and we welcome your suggestions for additional items to include.

Webinar with Dr. Cindi Love on Meaning Making, Student Affairs, and ACPA (11/3/2014)

Link to video file: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwCzKA5VXNBORzRuZHJTM1daM1E/edit

Transcript:  Fireside Chat with Dr Love Transcription.doc

Suggested Readings

The following resources have been produced through the work of the Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion & Meaning and its members:

Virtual Fireside Chat with ACPA Executive Director Dr. Cindi Love, November 3, 2014.

Birch, Z., Kroll, J., Perillo, P., Pritchett, J., Small, J., Stewart, D. L., & Washington, J. (2012, February 14). If not now, when? Student affairs educators’ role in promoting religious/secular pluralism. ACPA Webinar.

Kocet, M. M., & Stewart, D. L. (2011). The role of student affairs in promoting religious and secular pluralism and interfaith cooperation. Journal of College and Character, 12(1), 1-10. doi:10.2202/1940-7882.1762. 

Small, J., & Goodman, K. (2012, March 15). Atheist college students: Faith, spirituality, and meaning making. ACPA Webinar.

Small, J. L., Hoefle, S. N., & Stewart, D. L. (2009). Answering the call to look within: Presenting ACPA’s Task Force for Spirituality, Faith, and Religion. Developments, 7(3). http://www.myacpa.org/article/answering-call-look-within-presenting-acpas-task-force-spirituality-faith-and-religion

Small, J. L. (Ed.). (2015). Making meaning: Embracing spirituality, faith, religion, and life purpose in student affairs. Sterling, VA: Stylus.


The series "Working on Our Inner Lives: Meaning-Making in Colleges and Universities," a four-part series sponsored by CSFRM, featured research snapshots, best practices, and personal narratives of faculty, staff, and students regarding spirituality, faith, religion, meaning, and existentialism in higher education, with a particular focus on how they affect our work with students. Each part of the series focused on a specific aspect of this broad conversation and featured a) a summary of existing literature or abstracts of forthcoming research and b) theory-to-practice or personal narratives relevant to that topic. The following articles were published as a part of that series:

Barratt, W. (2011). A seat at the table for atheists: Negotiating inclusion and religious pluralism. Developments, 9(2). http://www.myacpa.org/article/seat-table-atheists-negotiating-inclusion-and-religious-pluralism-personal-narrative

Chambers, R. (2011). A seat at the table: Negotiating inclusion and religious pluralism putting theory to practice at the University of Toronto Multi-Faith Centre. Developments, 9(2). http://www.myacpa.org/article/seat-table-negotiating-inclusion-and-religious-pluralism-putting-theory-practice-university

Engelken, L. C. (2011). It’s all about fugu: Discussing spirituality & religion on campus. A personal narrative. Developments, 9(4). http://www.myacpa.org/article/it%E2%80%99s-all-about-fugu-discussing-spirituality-religion-campus-personal-narrative

Feigelson, J. (2011). Asking bigger questions: Rebuilding identity, redefining pluralism. Developments, 9(1). http://www.myacpa.org/article/asking-bigger-questions-rebuilding-identity-redefining-pluralism

Glanzer, P. L., & Ream, T. C. (2011). Incorporating religious traditions into moral education: The case of Christian colleges and universities. Developments, 9(3). http://www.myacpa.org/article/incorporating-religious-traditions-moral-education-case-christian-colleges-and-universities

Hall, K. E. (2011). Now that I have seen: A personal narrative. Developments, 9(4). http://www.myacpa.org/article/now-i-have-seen-personal-narrative

Place, L. D. (2011). Being good company for students' spiritual journeys. Developments, 9(1). http://www.myacpa.org/article/being-good-company-students-spiritual-journeys

Small, J. L., & Bowman, N. A. (2011). Including religious minority/majority status as an element of campus diversity: A research snapshot. Developments, 9(2). http://www.myacpa.org/article/including-religious-minoritymajority-status-element-campus-diversity-research-snapshot

Sriram, R. (2011). Spirituality in emerging adults: Lessons from the National Study of Youth and Religion. Developments, 9(3). http://www.myacpa.org/article/spirituality-emerging-adults-lessons-national-study-youth-and-religion

Stewart, D. L. (2011). Workong on our inner lives: Meaning-Making in colleges and universities. Developments, 9(1). http://www.myacpa.org/article/working-our-inner-lives-meaning-making-colleges-and-universities


Additionally, the following articles and books might be helpful and informative in building your knowledge base about issues of spirituality, faith, and religion in higher education and student affairs. 

Finally, we recommend you check out the Tools for Campus Engagement offered by our partners at the Interfaith Youth Core.

Books & Monographs

Astin, A. W., Astin, H. S., & Lindholm, J. A. (2011). Cultivating the spirit: How college can enhance students' inner lives. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Bryant Rockenbach, A., & Mayhew, M. J. (Eds.). (2013). Spirituality in college students’ lives: Translating research into practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Chickering, A. W., Dalton, J. C., & Stamm, L. (2006). Encouraging authenticity and spirituality in higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jablonski, M. A. (Ed.). (2001). The implications of student spirituality for student affairs practice. New Directions for Student Services, no. 95. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Nash, R. J. (2002). Spirituality, ethics, religion, and teaching. New York: Lang.

Nash, R. J. (year). Religious pluralism in the academy.

Palmer, P. J. (2000). Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Pargament, K. I. (1997). The psychology of religion and coping: Theory, practice, research. New York: Guilford Press.

Parks, S. D. (2000). Big questions, worthy dreams: Mentoring young adults in their search for meaning, purpose, and faith. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tisdell, E. J. (2003). Exploring spirituality and culture in adult and higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Watt, S. K., Fairchild, E. E., & Goodman, K. M. (2009). Intersections of religious privilege: Difficult dialogues and student affairs practice. New Directions for Student Services, no. 125. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Articles & Book Chapters

Gear, M. R., Krumrei, E. J., & Pergament, K. I. (2009). Development of a spiritually-sensitive intervention for college students experiencing spiritual struggles: Winding road. Journal of College and Character, 10(4). Available online.

Goodman, K. M., & Mueller, J. A. (2009, January 30). Atheist students on campus: From misconceptions to inclusion. Chronicle of Higher Education, A64.

Goodman, K. M., & Teraguchi, D. H. (2008). Beyond spirituality: A new framework for educators. Diversity & Democracy, 11(1), 10-11.

Mayrl, D., & Oeur, F. (2009). Religion and higher education: Current knowledge and directions for future research. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(2), 260-275.

Nash, R. J. (2001). Constructing a spirtituality of teaching: A personal perspective.Religion and Education, 28(1), 1-20.

Nash, R. J. (2003). Inviting atheists to the table: A modest proposal for higher education. Religion & Education, 30(1), 1-23.

Noddings, N. (1993). Humanism and unbelief. Educational Foundations, 7(2), 5-18.

Nussbaum, E. (1999). Faith no more: The campus crusade for secular humanism.Lingua Franca, 9(7), 30-37.

Patel, E. (2007). Religious diversity and cooperation on campus. Journal of College and Character, 9(2). Available on-line.