Programs for You to Explore Marquette's Mission
National and Regional Programs
- The Boston College Institute for Catholic Higher Education Administrators is jointly sponsored by Boston College and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU). The Institute offers an annual five day summer workshop for 20-25 senior administrators on Catholic identity. Sessions include congregational sponsorship, faculty appropriation of Catholic identity, relationships with local dioceses, Catholic intellectual tradition, issues in student life, and fundraising challenges in the Catholic sector. Notable presenters have included Peter Steinfels, the late Monika Hellwig, Frank Butler, Howard Gray, and James Heft.
- The Collegium summer colloquy emerged in response to the need to articulate and expand among faculty of Catholic institutions the vision of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Founded in 1992, Collegium eventually became a part of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), which includes over 200 members in the United States and Canada. The program engages faculty from all religious traditions to discover how they can make a particular contribution to their institution's identity that respects and explores Catholicism's heritage and goals, while also respecting and taking advantage of their own religious perspectives and talents. Collegium is among the most comprehensive national programs for fostering the integration of faith and the intellectual life on Catholic campuses.
- Heartland Delta Faculty Conversations are a weekend experience for a small group of faculty and academic administrators (approximately seven per school) to reflect upon and discuss various aspects of teaching in a Jesuit university. The Conversations were launched among the twelve Heartland/Delta universities in 1999 and normally feature a keynote speaker, along with in-depth conversations among colleagues. The emphasis of Heartland/Delta Faculty Conversations is the integration of the university's mission and guiding spirit with the work of faculty in the classroom and research.
- In 1994, nine Midwest schools assembled at Loyola University Chicago for "Jesuit Higher Education in the Heartland," Heartland I. Three years later, Saint Louis University hosted Heartland II, as the list grew to eleven institutions and expanded beyond the Midwest. When the next meeting was hosted at Creighton University in Omaha in 2000, a dozen colleges and universities gathered and the name was changed to Heartland/Delta to reflect the growing presence of schools in the South and in Belize. The four-day Heartland-Delta Gathering has become an essential venue for dialogue and learning about Jesuit education, collaboration and Ignatian spirituality. Heartland/Delta IV and V were held at Marquette University and John Carroll University respectively.
- The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities' Leadership Seminar, led by Sr. Maureen Fay, OP and Charles Currie, S.J., has been a successful venue for the education of both lay and Jesuit leaders of Jesuit colleges and universities, with an emphasis on higher education administration.
- The MAGIS National Faculty Retreat is an introduction to the basic dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises as they relate to the lives and commitments of faculty. The retreat, which occurs each June and is staffed by directors from many different Jesuit colleges and universities, has been well received by faculty who are seeking deeper links between their work and spirituality.