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Religious Diversity: Jewish Students Perception is a Course

Religious Diversity: Jewish Students Perception

Ended Dec 31, 2017


Full course description

One-time, online, 60 minute session  

Deadline to Register: October 25

Full Description:
With cultural and societal changes, understanding the Jewish student on campus is of critical importance. Who they are and how they view religious diversity is directly correlated to how one can engage them. This webinar will discuss brand new research from thousands of students from 122 campuses in North America through the the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). The research has been cut to focus on Jewish students on campus and will provide a framework to critically process the information and discuss ways Hillel professionals can adapt their current strategies to remain relevant and connected to the changing Jewish college students. 

This Course is for:
All Hillel Professionals. Geared for Engagement Professionals. 

#EngagementAssociate, #EngagementCoordinator, #ProgramAssociate, #ProgramCoordinator, #DirectorofJewishStudentLife, #DirectorofStudentLife

Course Meets:

  • Thursday, October 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST / 10:00am - 11:00am PST

Instructor Bios:

Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager at Interfaith Youth Core, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Through research, curriculum building and training, publications, and webinars, Janett seeks to elevate the priority of interfaith leadership on all campuses.  

Prior to joining Interfaith Youth Core, Janett worked in various capacities within student support services as well as within academic initiatives with Semester at Sea, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Barnard College/Columbia University, Northeastern Illinois University, Boston College, and Montclair State University.  Janett serves as the Communications Chair for NASPA’s Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community and as the Associate Social Media Editor for the Journal of College and Character. Most recently Janett served as an Executive Committee Member for NASPA's Inaugural Convergence on Religious, Spiritual, and Secular Identities conference and presented a research poster on #DigitalFaith spaces. Janett is currently pursuing her doctorate in Ethical Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University where she is focusing on first-generation college students' spirituality and the relationship between their level of grit, equanimity, and spiritual qualities. 

Ben Correia-Harker is Director of Campus Assessment and Research at Interfaith Youth Core.  In this capacity, Ben oversees the development of interfaith assessment services and resources, consults with campus partners on assessment practices, and guides research and findings dissemination related to the CRSCS and IDEALS.  


Prior to his work at IFYC, Ben worked on the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) research team as a research assistant and project manager.  In this capacity, he consulted with campus partners on their survey results and co-authored supplemental reports to help campus stakeholders dig deeper into their data.  Ben’s research focuses on student leadership development with considerations for how students of diverse social identities experience leadership development differently.  Concerning IDEALS, Ben is particularly interested in how various campus factors (programs and services) relate to a range of interfaith outcomes and how those relationships may be influenced by students’ worldview identities.  Ben has a B.A. in Religious Studies from the College of Idaho, has an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

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