Xavier University's Mission Mentoring Program for New Senior Administrators

Senior administrators, either new to Xavier or new to their position, have been paired with a current senior administrator. Over the course of the academic year, pairs will meet monthly to discuss a Jesuit identity-related topic. In addition, new administrators will meet monthly, as a group, to discuss their work at Xavier as a Jesuit Catholic university via the "Reflecting on the Mission" site. These meetings will be facilitated by staff in Mission and Identity with guest attendees. An immersion trip is planned for summer 2013. This opportunity will support and develop:

- Mission conscious senior administrators
- Informal networks (while strengthening formal networks)
- The mission-expertise of veteran administrators/mentors

Monthly Group Meetings: Six Themes of Understanding Our Heritage/Living the Mission

St. Ignatius Loyola: The Founder of the Jesuits August 30 Kick-off meeting -
    with mentors
Ignatian Spirituality: The World is Charged with the Grandeur of God October 4
Jesuit Core Values: Whole Persons of Solidarity for the Real World November 29
Jesuit Education: Developing People of Competence and Compassion January 17
The Jesuit Tradition in Today's World: Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage February 7
Xavier University: A Historical Perspective March 7

Ignatian Pilgrimage preparation on April 18                                                                                               

The version for Trustees can be seen here


References for Mentoring Pairs

Foundations of a Jesuit Catholic University

Jesuit Higher Education

- Some Characteristics of Jesuit Universities AJCU presidents and US provincials
      An abbreviated version is here
- Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education Today -Superior General Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., 2010
- The Jesuit Catholic Mission of Jesuit Colleges and Universities AJCU, 2010
- The Influence of the Spiritual Exercises on Six Dimensions of Jesuit Education -- Michael
      Graham, S.J., 2006
- Jesuit "Products" are Persons of Quality - W. Byron, S.J., 2000
- Higher Standards D Brackley, S.J., 1999
- Themes of Jesuit Higher Ed. Former Superior General, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.,1989

Ignatian-Jesuit Core Values

- The Place of Sustainability and the Environment within Roman Catholic Thought M.
       Graham, S.J., 2011
- Gifts of Our Ignatian Heritage XU Discernment Group I, 2009
- The Service of Faith in a Religiously Pluralistic World Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., 2006
- Characteristics of the Ignatian Vision George Traub, S.J., 2000

Ignatian Spirituality

- An Ignatian Daily Examen - Xavier University Center for Mission & Identity
- Ignatian Spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises - Debra Mooney.
- Real Engagement with Ignatian Spirituality in the Professoriate G. Traub, SJ, and D. Mooney
- Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Darrell Burns. SJ
- The Influence of the Spiritual Exercises on Six Dimensions of Jesuit Education -- Michael
       Graham, S.J., 2006

The Life of St Ignatius Loyola

- A Biography - St. Ignatius Loyola: The Founder of the Jesuits G Traub, S.J. & D Mooney 2010.

Foundations of a Catholic University

- Ex Corde Ecclesiae - Pope John Paul II, 1990, an Apostolic Constitution on Catholic universities

Catholic Higher Education

- Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities, ACCU, 2010
- Pursuing Jesuit, Catholic Identity and Mission at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities, C. Currie, S.J., 2011
Are we still Jesuit? Catholic? C. Currie, S.J., 2008
- The Catholic University of the 21st Century: Educating for Solidarity - P. Locatelli, S.J., 2005
- The Truly Catholic University R.G. Malloy, S.J, 2004.
- Conversations on Jesuit (and Catholic?) Higher Ed.: Jesuit Si?, Catholic?.Not So Sure.
      D. O'Brien., 1994

Catholic Social Teaching

- Implementing the Principles of the "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church"
      in Catholic Higher Ed. Cardinal Martino, 2008
- Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching US Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005
- Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching W Bryon, SJ,, 1998

Catholic Identity

- Conversations on Catholic Identity at a Jesuit University: An E-Seminar - D. Mooney, 2011
- The Role of Presidents Promoting Catholic Identity at Jesuit Universities T. Lannon, SJ
- The Catholic Identity of Catholic Institutions C.E. Curran
- Catholic Identity: Emerging Consensus P. Steinfels, 1995

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition

- The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Catholic University M. Hellwig
- What is the Catholic Intellectual Tradition? M. Hellwig - PowerPoint notes
- The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Conversation at Boston College

Mission-Conscious Leadership

- Criteria Booklet: HLC Criteria for Accreditation - Criterion 1: Mission, 2013
- A College's Endowment Portfolio Should Match Its Mission The Chronicle, 2012
- A Model of Mission Leadership - XU Discernment Group II, 2012
- Put the Catholic Jesuit Identity Up Front: Hiring for Mission and Academic Excellence, can
      we have it all? R. Niehoff, S.J.,2012
- The Past as Prologue: The Future as Promise Former AJCU president, C.L Currie, S.J., 2011
- Who Are Our Leaders? C. Lowney, 2005

Xavier University

- Xavier University Mission Statement and Supplement 2012
- Code of Regulations - Article I. Board of Trustees', 2011
- A Brief History of Xavier
- Xavier's Heritage
- Scholars, Saints and Citizen-Servants M. Graham, S.J., 2001 Presidential Inaugural Address


- The Jesuit Resource at Xavier University
- Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education - published semi-annually
                     Women Leaders in Jesuit Education (vol 29)
                             The Right Man for the Job?  T. O'Brien SJ   
                             Leadership as Spiritual Direction S. Chadwick 

                      Real Engagement with Ignatian Spirituality G. Traub SJ and D. Mooney
                      So You Want to be a President?  V. Cook SJ   

Popular books available in the Conway Library


- Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-first
     Century - Boryczka & Petriola, 2012
- Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults - C Smith, 2010 a Lilly Fellows
     Program Book Award winner
- Does God Make a Difference: Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities - W.
     Nord, 2010 a Lilly Fellows Program Book Award finalist
- The Catholic University as Promise and Project: Reflections in a Jesuit Idiom - M.J. Buckley,
     SJ, 1998

Ignatian/Jesuit History

- ADSUM: Contemporary Paintings on the Life of Ignatius Loyola - H Schapker, 2010
- A Jesuit Education Reader - G Traub, SJ, 2008
- Ignatius of Loyola: The Founder of the Jesuits - J.P. Donnelly, 2004
- Jesuit Saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Lay Colleagues and Friends - W. Byron, 2000
- The First Jesuits - J. O'Malley, SJ, 1993


- Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450 Yr Old Company That Changed the World -
      C. Lowney, 2003


- The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for the Real World - J. Martin, SJ
- An Ignatian Spirituality Reader - G. Traub, SJ, 2008
- What is Ignatian Spirituality? D. Fleming SJ, 2008

Xavier University

- To See Great Wonders: A History of Xavier University 1831-2006 - R. Fortin, 2006