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Faculty and Staff Involvement Opportunities


The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education provides ways for SCU faculty, staff, and administrators to deepen their understanding of SCU’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, to make it their own, and to discover and experience some of the many faces of Ignatian spirituality.


  • Mission Monday 2021-22
    MISSION MONDAYS | Virtual Program

    This email series serves as an opportunity to connect with and celebrate the mission and tradition that unites our campus and the wider Jesuit network. Whether in times of crisis or in everyday situations, a deep engagement with the Jesuit mission shapes our actions and underpins our transformative vision of higher education. The mission of our institution also binds us together as we educate global citizens of conscience, competence, and compassion.  


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    SEARCH FOR WHAT MATTERS | Virtual Program

    This popular, in-person luncheon speaker series provides a space for the discussion of core values and experiences among SCU faculty, staff, students, and alumni. With SCU's ongoing social distancing requirements, we have continued to offer this program virtually, through regularly scheduled emails. While we can’t recreate the environment of the Williman Room during lunch, this reimagined format has proven to be a fun way to connect with members of our SCU community. 


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    BANNAN FORUM | Mission Integration Grants

    The Ignatian Center's Bannan Forum awards grants to faculty and staff to support deeper integration of the mission and tradition of Santa Clara University into their teaching, research, or programs. In addition, the grants seek to promote and make accessible the comprehensive humanism of the Jesuit intellectual heritage, bringing it to bear on contemporary global realities, and to encourage intellectual discourse among faculty, staff, and students. Projects can take various forms, such as curriculum and course development; research and writing; and mission-based programming and initiatives targeted at students, faculty, staff, and/or the wider community. Proposals that are interdisciplinary or draw members from more than one unit on campus are particularly encouraged.

    Applications are no longer open for the 2021-22 academic year.


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    FACULTY SEMINAR | Labor and Economic Justice within the Catholic Intellection Tradition

    The Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum offers this faculty seminar to explore the Catholic intellectual tradition (CIT) and its relationship to scholarship, service, and teaching. The seminar will deepen faculty’s knowledge and engagement with Santa Clara’s Jesuit, Catholic intellectual tradition as a reference point and resource for their work. In addition, faculty will have the opportunity to explore the relationship between faith, reason, and culture in contemporary society. 

    Seminar registration for the 2022-23 academic year will open in Fall 2022.


If you would like to explore how Jesuit Education and Ignatian Spirituality can be incorporated into your course or student programming, please contact the Ignatian Center.