Goal 4 of the Integrated Strategic Plan states: Santa Clara University will become one of the nation's leading universities advancing Catholic theological studies, education, and ministry.
A previous advisory committee for Goal 4 identified a number of strategies to support this aspiration— including the establishment of scholarships and an endowed professorship—which have been incorporated into the campaign priorities. The Implementation Committee for Advancing Contemporary Theological Studies, Education, and Ministry, includes faculty and staff, some of whom also served on the earlier Goal 4 advisory committee, to consider additional ways of pursuing this goal by building on new, unanticipated developments, such as the release of the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si, that has sparked a global conversation about environmental justice.
The committee will: (a) examine the changing environment in theological studies, education, and ministry; (b) identify opportunities based on an understanding of SCU’s strengths, location, and interests; (c) develop proposals for specific initiatives and resources requirements; and (d) consult with stakeholders throughout the process. The committee will submit its recommendations in May 2016.
Professor of Religion and Society, Jesuit School of Theology
Associate Dean, Jesuit School of Theology
Associate Professor, Department of Education
Director of Campus Ethics Programs, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (Co-Chair)
Chair and Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department
Director of Character Education, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and Senior Lecturer, Department of Education
Chair: John Nobili, S.J. Professor of Theology, Religious Studies Department and Director, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Senior Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Provost’s Office Relations, Provost’s Office (Co-Chair)
Director of Catholic Education Partnerships, Department of Education
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology
Director of Bannan Institutes, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education