Religious Literacy Leadership Event
The briefing event for Vice Chancellors has taken place on 16 September 2010 in Greenwich. 23 people has taken up an opportunity for exchanging and considering the thinking that underpins strategic decision-making in relation to religious faith and discussing the issues that it raises for HEIs. The event drew on new case studies and a comprehensive critical analysis to help shape a starting point for building religious literacy strategies.
The event provided four key resources for developing leadership responses:
1. Analysis, based on a comprehensive review of the literature and new primary research conducted with students, staff and leaders in UK universities.
2. A network of University leaders who are interested in developing religious literacy leadership to meet the challenges of religious faith for their institutions and society more widely.
3. Links to the materials and resources for religious literacy in a number of settings.
4. Case study scenarios, derived from real-life instances and episodes. These represent the full range of challenges and possibilities posed by religious faith in university settings. They relate to four key policy arenas with which Vice Chancellors engage in their everyday leadership: student experience; equalities and diversity; widening participation and social mobility; and good campus relations (including prevention of violent extremism).
Following that event, two further one day events in September and October 2010 for senior HE managers below Vice Chancellor level focused on issues and resources for developing a deeply thoughtful, informed approach to religious faith. They were intended for Senior Managers in Registry, Admissions, Examinations and Timetabling, Student Experience and Support, Chaplaincy, and other key departments. More about these workshops can be found here. To download materials, presentations and publications please go to Leadership Resources page.