The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, along with the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States envision strengthening existing programs committed to integrating the Ignatian heritage within higher education by developing leaders who are capable of communicating its meaning and adapting its implementation to the future challenges of Jesuit colleges and universities. They further envision the establishment of new forms of Ignatian community on our campuses and among the AJCU network of schools.
The Ignatian Colleagues Program seeks to develop Ignatian partners in Jesuit higher education who are capable of and committed to assuming leadership within the Ignatian spiritual and educational heritage and who will sustain their school’s Jesuit Catholic character into the future. It also seeks to enhance local, regional, and national networks of Ignatian leaders who work collaboratively to enrich Jesuit higher education.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be better able to:
- Integrate the Ignatian heritage into their work in a way consistent with their values, thus deepening their institutions Ignatian Identity.
- Articulate the Ignatian heritage as a way of mentoring others, thus developing a “critical mass” of mission leaders on campus and across the AJCU network.
- Exercise administrative leadership and decision-making that reflects Ignatian values, practices, and Jesuit commitments, thus advancing the school’s Jesuit, Catholic mission.