Mission and Identity Programs

National and Regional Mission Programs

In conjunction with both regional and national consortiums, the Center for Mission and Identity facilitates participation in the following programs for Xavier faculty, staff, and administrators.

AJCU Seminar on Leadership in Higher Education

With the support of the presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities, the AJCU offers a program designed to address the many issues facing current academic and administrative leaders and the developing leaders who will guide Jesuit institutions deep into the 21st century.

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Collegium is a joint effort by 65 Catholic colleges and universities to recruit and develop faculty who can articulate and enrich the spiritual and intellectual life of their institutions. Collegium sponsors annual, week-long summer colloquies for faculty from its member institutions from universities throughout the United States and Canada. The colloquies provide a collegial environment in which participants from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and disciplines can discuss the sources and implications of a Christian academic vision.

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Ignatian Colleagues Program

AJCU's Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) is designed for (academic) administrators 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. The Program consists of cohort gatherings, online learning opportunities, an Ignatian retreat, and international immersion experience, and a capstone project.

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Lilly Fellow's Administrators' Workshop

In conjunction with the National Conference, the Workshop is for senior administrators from each member university or college of the Network of Christian universities.

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Lilly Fellow's National Conference

Representatives from the Network colleges and universities meet to consider a significant issue of faith and learning, exchange ideas and practices regarding their mission, and foster the whole range of Network programs and activities.

Ignatian Pilgrimage

Coordinated through Holy Cross University, this 10-day trip to Spain and Rome follows in the footsteps of Ignatius Loyola.

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AJCU Faith, Justice & Reconciliation Assembly

The AJCU Faith, Justice & Reconciliation Assembly (formerly the AJCU Justice in Higher Education Conference) is held every 4 years to coordinate, convene, communicate and connect persons and institutions devoted to justice in Jesuit Higher Education.

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Province Ignatian Educators of Distinction 

Faculty and staff of the universities in the Upper Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus are being recognized for their dedication to the Jesuit Catholic educational mission. Designation as an “Ignatian Educator of Distinction” is a campus and public recognition of a person’s commitment and competence in animating the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. See Xavier's List of Honorees.

Midwest Province Ignatian Leadership Institute

The Institute, facilitated by university chief mission officers and Province officials, supports advancing leaders within the 6 Jesuit universities in the region.

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Seminar in Ignatian Formation

The Seminars in Ignatian Formation is a 3 year program to equip Ignatian leaders-in-mission with the tools to exercise spiritual leadership in their career and work settings.  The Seminars focuses on Ignatian spirituality, listening skills, Ignatian prayer practices, and discernment as it invites participants to deepen the sensibilities and skills necessary for the practice of contemplative and evocative listening in a variety of ministry settings, in particular, the ministry of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition.

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