Engaging College Men: Discovering What Works and Why

Engaging College Men: Discovering What Works and Why

Edited by Gar Kellom and Miles Groth

PART I — INTRODUCTION
1. Involving More Men in Vocational Discernment Activities: Identifying and Implementing Best Practices — Gar Kellom / 7
2. Gender Disparity in College and University Vocational Exploration Programs: The Effect of Programs to Address the Disparity — Catherine Brooks / 24

PART II — REPORTS OF PROJECTS

SECTION A — CONNECTING TO THE CURRICULUM
3. Addressing Male Participation through the Academic Program: The Hope College Experience — David S. Cunningham / 38
4. The Morehouse Male Initiative Seminar: Providing a Path to Vulnerable Expression, Leadership, and Calling — Bryant T. Marks and Marquan Jones / 61
5. Engaging Men in Service: Lessons from Hastings College — Ronald D. Chesbrough and Daniel G. Deffenbaugh / 74

SECTION B — INVOLVING MEN IN ATHLETICS AND FRATERNITIES
6. Mentoring Luther College Male Athletes for Reflection and Discernment — Stu Johnston, Peter Wehr, and Jordan Grimm / 84
7. Bringing Fraternity Brothers and Alumni Together at Augustana College — Rebecca A. Poock / 98

SECTION C — BUILDING NEW PROGRAMS
8. Engaging Saint John’s College Men through International Service and Research — Gar Kellom, Corbin Cleary, Alvin Thomas, Jessica Nelson, Ashleigh Leitch, Michael Wallace, and John Van Rooy / 106
9. Deep M-Pact: Mentoring Gustavus Men for Masculinities of Meaning and Making a Difference — Christopher Johnson and Benjamin Hilding / 134
10. College Men and the Heroic Imagination: Reflections on the Gustavus Adolphus Deep M-Pact Project– L.A. Parks Daloz / 146
11. Vocation and the PTEV Initiative at Wabash College — Anne Bost and Sonia Ninon / 158
12. Micro-Grants and Adventure Travel: Engaging College Men in Vocational Discernment at Georgetown College — Bryan Langlands and Coran Stewart / 170
13. Road-Tripping: The Male Initiative Project at Davidson College — Karen Martin / 183

SECTION D — FORMING MEN’S GROUPS
14. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen at the University of Portland — Josh Noem, Thomas Bruketta, and Jamie Grimm / 194
15. The Siena College Men’s Spirituality Groups — Merle Longwood / 208
16. Men Talking: The “Core Four” and More. The Wagner College Project — Miles Groth, William Jock, Andrew Hager, and Kyle Glover / 217
17. What Men Want at Duke University: An Adventure to Share – An Accomplishment to Enjoy — Keith Daniel and Jesse Huddleston / 227
18. Male Commitment to Gender Equity and Antiviolence: A National College Study — Ed Heisler and Michael Firmin / 236

PART III — FINDING NEW DIRECTIONS
19. Vocation, Gender and Youth Ministry: The Youth Track — Jeff Kaster / 250

PART IV — BEST PRACTICES FOR WORKING WITH COLLEGE MEN
20. Some Final Thoughts — Gar Kellom / 265

Participating Schools / 283
Further Readings / 284
Appendices / 285
Index / 290