To the Seattle University Community:
On behalf of my visiting team colleagues, I want to express how grateful we are for the detailed work that your community has put into the Institutional Examen process. Your candor, commitment, and institutional pride come through very clearly in this document. We look forward to experiencing your community for ourselves over our two-day visit.
Our hope is to accompany you during these visit days using the style and spirit of the Ignatian Examen, adapted to our shared community conversations. The choice of this term, both for our visit ;and for your own reflections, is intentional—as it grounds our process in gratitude for our Jesuit character, and emphasizes that this is not designed as an accreditation or assessment exercise, which can occasionally become adversarial, but instead as a mutual reflection.
As a result, you can expect us to engage each listening session with questions such as...
Our Examen visiting team is comprised of colleagues active in key mission programs at fellow Jesuit institutions.
We look forward to learning from and with you during our visit days together later this week. If I can assist you or respond to any questions or suggestions you may have before or during our time at Seattle U., please let me know.
Edward J. Peck, Ph.D.,
Visiting Team Chair