The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) Podcast is an audio series on contemplative practices and perspectives in higher education. Clips are available below, and full episodes are available for streaming and downloading by ACMHE members.
Last update: 3/19/14
Clip of Episode 010: “Contemplative Practice, Leadership and Social Work.” Carolyn Jacobs, Dean of the School for Social Work at Smith College, is the founder and director of the Contemplative Clinical Practice Certificate Program in Spirituality and Clinical Social Work. Dr. Jacobs will retire as dean in the Spring of 2014, but will continue to direct the Certificate Program, which will begin its eighth year in the fall of 2014 (23 minutes).
Clip of Episode 009: “What Happens Next?” From Daniel Barbezat’s (Professor of Economics at Amherst College and the Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society) concluding remarks at the fifth annual ACMHE Conference. The conference took place at Amherst College from November 8th through 10th, 2013. The theme of the conference was “Integrity of Practice: A Contemplative Vision for Higher Education,” and it explored questions and issues arising from the application and adaptation of contemplative practices in education.
Clip of Episode 008: “Working for Wellness with Contemplative Practice.” Dr. Rebecca H. Reeve is Director of Research Programs for the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. This episode features a conversation between Dr. Reeve and Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, on the work of the NCCHW, issues of communication and collaboration, and the value of contemplative practice.
Clip of Episode 007: “The Poetry of Contemplation.” Marilyn Nelson–poet, author, translator, and emeritus professor of English at the University of Connecticut–reads from her work at the 2012 Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy.
Clip of Episode 006: “Imagination and Contemplation: An Interview with Richard Chess.” Richard Chess is Roy Carroll Professor of Honors Arts and Sciences and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Clip of Episode 005: “Always On: Exploring Undergraduate Attitudes Toward Information Technology” with David Levy, Professor, The Information School, University of Washington, at the 2011 ACMHE conference.
Clip of Episode 004: “Person/Planet: Contemplative Environmental Studies” with Paul Wapner, Professor of Global Environmental Politics at American University, at the 2012 Summer Session on Contemplative Pedagogy.
Clip of Episode 003: Contemplative Practices Throughout the Curriculum” with Rhonda V. Magee, Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and Mirabai Bush, co-founder and Senior Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, at the 2012 International Symposia for Contemplative Studies.
Clip of Episode 002: “Contemplative Methods and the Transformation of Education” with Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics at Amherst College and Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, at the 2013 UNCA gathering, “Creating a Mindful Campus: Investigating Boundaries.”
Clip of Episode 001: “Contemplative Pedagogy: Principles and Design” with Arthur Zajonc, President of the Mind and Life Institute, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Amherst College, and former Director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.