The Vermont Connection


During his graduate school experience at The University of Vermont, the author was exposed to the ideal of fostering moral conversations in the college classroom. Arguably one of the most powerful theories he took away from Vermont, the author moved this ideal into practice this past academic year. The author enjoyed the opportunity to organize his course (Introduction to University Life) around the tenets of the moral conversation. This article summarizes the successes and challenges of integrating the moral conversation into a classroom with first-year students.