At the request of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the North American Jesuit Provincials and the Presidents of the schools constituting the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) have established a self-study and peer review process for reaffirming the Jesuit, Catholic mission of Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and Belize. Titled the “Mission Priority Examen (MPE),” 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, we may foster a more effective network of Jesuit higher education.
A set of materials have been created for the AJCU website to assist with the MPE process. They are designed as a resource for:
- Chairs and members of campus Self-study Committees and Peer Visitor teams;
- Presidents, Chief Mission Officers and other leaders at the 28 U.S. and Belizean Jesuit institutions of higher education and our Canadian Associate Members; and
- Others interested in exploring this collaborative approach to mission integration.
Click on the links in the sidebar to the left for more information on the MPE.