In this session, faculty were encouraged to reflect upon and answer several questions:
“What is your sense of the meaning of the mission/Ignatian pedagogy?”
- Social justice: a psych professor draws correlations between policy and Jesuit values.
- Children and justice in policies that involve children
- A distinction: Law: One can approach law as all business, or you can demonstrate that law is more humanistic – there’s more to law and life than billable hours!
- Students push back on Catholic “stuff”. Catholics more often than not can be seen as exclusive. Ironically, Ignatian pedagogy can be perceived as more narrow.
- “Reflection” is a big part of it. “Engagement”
- “Wholistic”; open to diversity, “transformative” But how do we define “transformative”?
- “Social Justice” for the Jesuit concept of education. Students - local & global
- Address content AND more character
- Local value of Jesuit heritage: how does Georgetown differ from LUC? How is Loyola’s Jesuitness compare to USF’s or BL’s? How do they create buy-in? What is it about the Jesuit brand?
- “Being able to give back, team player, be resourceful; we need to hunt for mission, contribute to it, discuss it, translate it into your own terms.”
“To what extent do you see mission/Ignatian present in your work? “How do I reflect mission in my courses?”
- How are we implementing in the online environment?
- How as an instructor who designs courses
- With courses with less of a direct line to mission/values (comp. sci, physics) how do web amplify connection?
- Reflect-as a theology profressor-a variety of perspectives, how might it interface? How might it transform?
- In the online environment as there is ultimately no substitute for an “embodied” professor, I need to assume engagement. The mission supports this value and empowers me.
- I try to connect my content to larger community; try to create relevant freewriter opportunities.
- As a writing professor-my freewriter include critical reflection about issues with gravitas. The dialogue of value structures that ensure is highly Ignatian. The dialogue develops.
- Nursing: Focus on transformative ed. This is what makes us different than other nursing programs: it is the whole person-not divided up. We are social, biological, psychological and spiritual. For all not only the patient, includes family.