photo: manresa in action Imagine for a moment the stepping stones of an academic career: a passion or deep interest, graduate school, a teaching appointment, pre-tenure, research, grant-writing, tenure, mentoring new faculty, administrative work, full-professor, emeritus status.

Or follow another path when a professional brings skills and experience to the mix valued by a variety of disciplines and also important to the learning process of the students, perhaps full-time or maybe as an adjunct or part-time faculty member.

The vocation journey of the teacher/scholar is challenging yet filled with opportunities. Manresa for Faculty supports faculty members on the various steps of their careers in a Catholic, Jesuit University. Manresa (Man-ree-suh) is a town in Spain where St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, spent a year in prayer and discernment about the future direction of his own vocation path.


Manresa for Faculty has four focal points:

Manresa for Faculty accomplishes these goals through seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and faculty learning communities.


Companions in Inspiring Futures (CIF)

This year-long interdisciplinary faculty community explores teaching and learning in the Ignatian tradition. At the heart of Ignatian pedagogy is the invitation to "reflect on one's experience."

Participants will reflect on their teaching and student learning in light of the 500 year history of Ignatian practice and the contemporary direction of Jesuit higher education worldwide. Each participant engages in adapting a course for the next academic year.

Contact Susan Mountin Director of Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching with questions.


Mission Statement

The Center for Teaching and Learning serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of pedagogical excellence at Marquette University.

Rooted in Ignatian pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and the use of student-centered technology while partnering with faculty as they prepare Marquette students to be agents of change for a global community.