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.


Blended course on Jesuit education for faculty

A blended course on Jesuit Education, Ignatian pedagogy, and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm will be offered for Marquette faculty in the spring 2015 semester.  The ten-week  “course’ will include five on-line modules with one week between each module for reflection. It will be team taught by Dr. Maureen McAvoy, College of Professional Studies, and Dr. Susan Mountin, Director of Manresa for Faculty. Participants will meet for one 90 minute face-to-face session Thursday, January 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. and attend a two day retreat May 21-22. The course will focus on the roots and foundations as well as the contemporary direction of Jesuit education. 
Stipends of $500 in salary dollars will be given in June 2015 to those who fully participate in the course, the meeting, and the retreat.  The group is limited to ten.  For questions or to apply contact  Director of Manresa for Faculty in the Center for Teaching and Learning.  The course is sponsored by Manresa for Faculty, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the College of Professional Studies, and through a grant from the Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.

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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.