Institute Topic Areas

Topic areas relevant to this year’s Institute

Ignatian Pedagogy

How do we best teach to the whole person? Is contemplation in action a part of your pedagogy? How do you incorporate reflection in action into your practices as an educator? Are there other aspects of the Jesuit tradition that inform your teaching and impact student learning?

Inclusive Pedagogies

How are you working to create a culture that supports and empowers all members of our diverse student body? How do we ensure that our practices have the greatest possible benefit to all learners? What techniques work well for making difficult and timely topics a part of students’ learning?

Technology-Enhanced Learning

How have you strategically incorporated technology into the face-to-face or virtual classroom? Which technologies are worth adopting and how can we best use them?

Effective Teaching & Learning Practices

What have you been doing that engages students and improves student learning? What best practices have you discovered that are worth sharing?

Cross-Institutional and Cross-Departmental Collborations

What types of partnerships have you engaged in to promote high impact practices in teaching and learning? Have you leveraged a particular network to help you address a particular teaching or learning challenge? How can faculty and staff better partner together to improve the student experience?