Vocation Across the Academy NetVUE Gathering

Vocation Across the Academy: Calling, Conflict, and the Necessity of Action


March 9-10, 2018 | California Lutheran University


This NetVUE gathering is designed to bring participants into a professional learning community  focusing on the content and potential campus uses of the second book in the NetVUE Scholarly Resources Project, Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education. This gathering will give campus leaders an opportunity to consider the implications of the book for their work in developing and promoting programs for vocational exploration and discernment. We invite attendance by leaders of vocational initiatives at NetVUE colleges and universities, including faculty, staff professionals, mission officers, chaplains, and directors of vocational centers. If you are not currently a member of a NetVUE institution and would like to attend, please contact David Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, at dcunningham@cic.nche.edu.

Resource Leaders

Plenary session leaders include: Dr. David Cunningham, Director of NetVUE and editor of Vocation across the Academy, in the opening and closing sessions of the gathering; Jason Mahn, Associate Professor of Religion at Augustana College (IL) and the author of a chapter in the book titled “The Conflicts in Our Callings: The Anguish (and Joy) of Willing Several Things”; and Lynn Hunnicutt, Professor of Economics at Pacific Lutheran University, who also serves as  a NetVUE Consultant. These leaders will provide structured comments in the plenary context, which will complement small group discussion and experiences of the Cal Lutheran campus context.



Pricing: NetVUE Member Pricing -  $50

Remember that you will need to sign in with your CIC login and password before being able to complete event registration.

Book purchase: Each participant should purchase the book "Vocation Across the Academy" several weeks before the retreat. NetVUE staff will communicate with participants about pre-retreat reading.

Hotel Reservations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites. NetVUE will cover your accommodations for Friday night. Each guest will be required to have a credit card on file for incidentals and the Room + Tax charges for Friday night will be charged to the master NetVUE account. Any other charges will be charged to card on file. 

Click for Hampton Inn & Suites Reservations

510 North Ventu Park Road

Thousand Oaks, California, 91320

Phone Number: 8053750376

Group Code: CNV 

Tentative Schedule
Thursday, March 8, 2018
4:00 p.m. Arrival and Overnight Lodging at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Thousand Oaks
7:00 p.m. Informal Reception at Brendan's Irish Pub (Walking distance)


Friday, March 9, 2018
7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites and Uber/Rental Car to campus

8:00 a.m. Check In
9:00 a.m. Plenary Session I: Calling without Borders; Vocational Themes Across theAcademy
10:00 a.m. Discussion
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Plenary Session II: Callings in Contest: Fields of Study as Resources forVocational Reflection
Noon Lunch in Ullman Commons
1:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m.

Plenary Session III: Called into the Future: Professional Fields and Preparationfor Life

3:00 p.m.


3:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

Cal Lutheran Experiential Learning Options

5:45 p.m.


6:30 p.m.



Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Hampton Inn & Suites
Uber/Rental Car to campus
8:30 a.m. Discussion
9:30 a.m. Plenary Session IV: Overcoming Institutional Obstacles
10:30 a.m. Final Comments
Noon Optional Boxed Lunches for those who order in advance

This gathering was made possible by the support of CIC's Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education and Lilly Endowment, Inc.