Nearly five years ago at Santa Clara University, Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. described the characteristics of Jesuit Higher Education in the United States as educating for a well-educated solidarity. The purpose of this conference is to continue discerning our response to this vision and challenge. Specifically, this conference seeks:
To share insights and discoveries based upon our experience as instructors, student service providers, campus ministers, researchers, and administrators;
To identify promising trends in the formation and learning of our students, in faculty scholarship and teaching, and in the advancement of our institutions as Jesuit;
To chart future action that will promote the adoption of pedagogical, curricular, and administrative innovations leading to a deepening commitment to justice in Jesuit higher education institutions.
The conference is organized around the “three complementary dimensions” of Jesuit higher education: who our students become, what our faculty do, and how our universities, colleges, and theologates, proceed.
The conference will include more than seventy-five presentations and panels in addition to keynote speakers, small and affinity group sessions.