The End of the Golden Era:
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (PT) 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (MT) 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)
All interested members are invited to a CTSA-sponsored panel and conversation
on the lived experience of lost employment, the ethics of worker justice amid financial strictures
at Catholic universities, and the possibilities for theology's place outside the academy.
At the CTSA annual meeting in June 2023, Frank Clooney’s presidential plenary acknowledged the end of a past “golden era” in which the discipline of theology thrived in Catholic universities across the country. Amid liberal arts program cuts and university closures, our membership approved a resolution inviting the board to consider measures mitigating the professional harm. (For more context, see Heidi Schlumpf’s coverage in the National Catholic Reporter.) As the issue of academic precarity only grows in significance and urgency, this virtual event is an opportunity to continue these important conversations, bringing together a group of experts who will shed light on the lived experience of lost employment, the ethics of worker justice amid financial strictures at Catholic universities, and the possibilities for theology’s place outside the academy.
Mary Kate Holman, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
The event will encourage member participation and seeks to build bonds of collegial community. Attending members will breakout into groups following the panelists' presentations to enable us to connect and converse in smaller groups about the subject matter presented.
The event will be held via Zoom for CTSA members. Registration is required.
Inquiries regarding this event, may be emailed to email@example.com.