to the Seattle University Mission Priority Examen website. We look forward to having you participate in the process.
The Mission Priority Examen (MPE) is a self-study and peer review process for reaffirming the Jesuit, Catholic mission of Jesuit colleges and universities in the AJCU.
Titled the “Mission Priority Examen,” the process integrates a centuries-old practice of Ignatian reflection known as the Examen with clear pathways for dialogue and mission growth.
By inviting colleagues at AJCU schools to support each other’s institutional self-reflection, and by linking the sponsorship of the Society of Jesus more intentionally to the mission of the college or university, the MPE fosters a more effective network of Jesuit higher education.
The MPE is designed as a collaborative undertaking, rooted in the Ignatian tradition. While elements of it are reminiscent of academic accreditation, the underlying spirit is quite different.
An invitation by the Jesuits West Provincial, Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ initiated SU’s participation in the process. Fr. Carroll underscored particular areas of emphasis, on which SU will focus its reflection, including: