College Receives Support for Expanded Student Advising Work
Campus News

Franklin College announced today it received a Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Program Development Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The college will use the $47,414 grant to integrate vocational exploration into academic advising.

Termed “Engaged Advising,” the process will complement the college’s commitment to engaged learning by supporting academic advisers in helping students reflect upon how their curricular and co-curricular experiences can best translate into meaningful careers and lives. This will include programming to support vocational exploration and discernment.

“We are grateful to CIC for their support of this project,” said Franklin College President Kerry N. Prather. “This program will help our students understand their educational experience holistically and approach career and life preparation more thoughtfully.”

This is the second NetVUE grant the college has received in recent years and the second national CIC grant this academic year.

“Engaged Advising is forward looking,” said Kristin Flora, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. “In part, it will help students discern the types of co-curricular experiences that will help them develop skills and ignite passions that will ultimately allow them to create the life they aspire to. Advisers will encourage students to explore vocational trajectories that integrate coursework and co-curricular experiences in meaningful and intentional ways.”

NetVue is a nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. The initiative is administered by the CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. and members’ dues. NetVUE Program Development Grants are intended to deepen, expand or strengthen programs that are already underway and supported by the institution itself.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

POSTED May 15, 2023