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Proposals sought for national conference on Jesuit higher education

June 3, 2019

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Seattle University faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations at a national conference on Jesuit higher education to be held next summer at Georgetown University. Proposals are due Aug. 1, 2019. Our very own Joe Orlando, executive director of the Center for Jesuit Education, is co-chairing the conference's national steering committee and shares the following.

Dear Colleagues, 

This Call for Proposals is an invitation for you to share in an historic gathering at Georgetown University, June 3-6, 2020. This event will mark 20 years since the first Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference, held at Santa Clara University in 2000, when Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., delivered his famous address as Superior General: The Service of Faith & the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education. Fr. Kolvenbach challenged us to integrate this mission commitment into our teaching, scholarship and institutional lives as Jesuit universities, and inspired the formation of an Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) national steering committee which has hosted conferences at John Carroll (2005), Fairfield (2009), Creighton (2013) and Seattle University (2017). More information about past conferences can be found here

We warmly welcome members of the Jesuit higher education community from every discipline and department to bring your insights and best practices, your scholarship and pedagogical experience, your aspirations and your inspirations, to enrich this gathering of colleagues as we both honor the journey of the past 20 years, and orient ourselves toward the expansive horizon ahead of us.

Joe Orlando (Seattle University) and Mike Duffy (University of San Francisco)
Co-chairs, National Steering Committee

How to submit a proposal

Visit to read the full Call for Proposals and to submit a proposal for a workshop, roundtable, or posters.

: August 1, 2019

Directions: One primary contact is requested to submit a proposal for each session through the online Qualtrics submission system (poster, roundtable, workshop) seeking review. The submission form is available here to view so that presenters may work on the proposal offline before entering information into the Qualtrics system.

Questions? E-mail