Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal

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List of Papers (Total 182)

Philosophy in Our Core

The Jesuit (and Catholic) educational tradition is characterized by a number of identity-conferring basic positions that are incompatible with correlative positions on offer in the popular culture. Some of these fundamental differences between the tradition and the culture are philosophical in nature in that they bear on questions of moral truth and philosophical anthropology...

Overcoming Student Resistance to Discussing the Jesuit Values in Graduate Education Curriculum by Accessing the Values’ Universality

This paper is an exploration of the issue of Regis University graduate education student reluctance to address the Jesuit values in their coursework. It is an examination of student explanations for their reticence as well as an attempt to use the universality of the values to make them more accessible to education students. These strategies may be applicable to other disciplines...

The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm: A Means to Discernment of Faith and Values in a Spanish Language and Literature Curriculum

The language classroom may not commonly be considered a site for inquiry into faith and values, but a pedagogy that combines foreign language study and values inquiry can offer students effective language acquisition and a step along the path toward individual moral formation. This article examines an approach to teaching language and literature that is framed by the Ignatian...

LMU CARES: A Values-Based Approach to Sexual Assault Prevention

The issue of sexual assault on college campuses has emerged in the national spotlight in recent years. Advocacy groups, higher education officials, and the federal government are engaged in an ongoing conversation about best practices regarding prevention and response. Jesuit institutions have the unique challenge of engaging their students in conversations about consent and...

The Paradox of Privilege: Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., Relational-Cultural Theory, and the Expansion of the Margins

Drawing heavily upon an interview with Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J., this article uses Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT), a model of psychological development, to explore how privilege typically functions paradoxically to disadvantage those with privilege. RCT’s critique of prescriptive models of psychological development reveals how standards of self-sufficiency and independence...

Using Ignatian Pedagogy to Support Faculty-Student Mentoring

Faculty mentors teach new skills, offer personal guidance, and act as role models for their students. In addition to professional support, mentors may also serve to encourage their protégés’ personal development and values discernment. Mentoring provides an opportunity to apply the experience reflection action Ignatian paradigm towards student formation, and building a...

Nurturing Student Scientists as People of Faith

The Loyola Marymount University (LMU) campus community fosters the interplay between religious faith and scientific reason. Not only is this evident by honoring scientists in the stained-glass windows of Sacred Heart Chapel, but the culture invigorates a disproportionate number of science students to actively engage with the faith community. This integration might seem counter to...

Our Students’ Search for Meaning

This article offers a reflection on the role of faith, reason, and meaning as part of students’ educational experience. By intermixing elements of his personal journey with the development of course projects designed to infuse meaning within the classroom, the author examines the challenges that teachers often face when reconciling the idea of faith- and purpose-based learning as...

Campus Climate, Peer Dispositions, and the Inclusion of LGBQ and Transgender Students at a Jesuit University

Using a campus climate framework, this study identifies students who hold positive dispositions towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer (LGBQ) and transgender students at a Jesuit university. Findings reveal that just more than one-quarter of students hold positive dispositions toward LGBQ and transgender students and desire that the campus work towards being more inclusive towards...

What Can TV Teach Us About the Spiritually Healthy Institution?

This article posits that the television series Bones offers a model for a lively, vital, and spiritually healthy 21st century Catholic institution of higher education. It does this through a close analysis of the series as a whole as informed by arguments posed by Catholic thinkers, and it argues that the show—through its characters, settings, stories, plots, and themes—self...

An Interview with Kevin Burke, S.J.

Jesuit Higher Education interviewed Fr. Kevin Burke, S.J., the new Vice President for University Mission at Regis University.

Finding the Magis in the Jesuit Mission at Regis University: An Interview with Tom Reynolds

Tom Reynolds began his exemplary service at Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 1987. He served for many years in the role of Vice President for Student Life. In 1998 he took the position of the university’s first lay mission officer and has served in that capacity until his retirement in May 2017. As a respected and admired leader, he has promoted living out the Jesuit...

Loyola Marymount University's President's Institute on the Catholic Character of Loyola Marymount University: A Twenty-one Year Tradition

The President’s Institute on the Catholic Character of Loyola Marymount University provides an opportunity for faculty learn about the University’s Catholic and Ignatian traditions and identity. Each year faculty from colleges and departments across the University participate as fellows in a week-long program exploring issues such as Ignatian pedagogy, scholarship of engagement...

Necessary Companions: Faith and Reason

Can faith and reason exist, free of mutual companionship? If we restrict ourselves to a traditional scientific method when pondering questions of the universe and close the door to theological data and human thought, we may be rendering inaccessible the majority of what exists. As a scientist, I take solace in what we can discover through science and math as we seek to understand...