Loyola University Chicago

Melbourne 2015

Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice

Agenda

This conference explored "Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice," with the discussion structured around:

  • Our Social Justice Mission
  • International Jesuit Collaborations
  • Future Collaborative Opportunities

Below is the agenda for the 2015 conference:

Tuesday, July 7
6:30 p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION
Hosted by the University of Melbourne
Wednesday, July 8: Our Social Justice Mission
8:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT ACU
9:30 a.m. OPENING WELCOME
  • Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
    Secretary for Higher Education, Society of Jesus
9:45 a.m. ACU WELCOME
  • Greg Craven
    Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University
9:50 a.m. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
  • Linc Yow Yeh
    Coordinator, Jim-Baa-Yer Indigenous Higher Education Unit, Australian Catholic University
10:00 a.m. INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO
  • Paxti Alvarez, S.J.
    Secretary, Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (Spain)
10:30 a.m.  VIDEO: "SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE JESUIT UNIVERSITY"
11:15 a.m. SESSION ONE:
HOW SOCIAL JUSTICE IS MANIFESTED IN THE UNIVERSITY
  • Gonzalo Inguanzo Arteaga, PhD
    Vice President for Academic Affairs, Iberoamericana University Puebla (Mexico)
  • Francisco José Virtuoso, S.J.
    President, Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela)
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m. SESSION TWO:
BEST PRACTICES IN FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FOR MISSION
  • Jorge Humberto Peláez Piedrahita, S.J.
    President, Javeriana University (Colombia)
  • Pedro Rubens, S.J.
    Rector of the Catholic University of the Pernambuco, President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, and Vice President of AUSJAL (Brazil)
2:45 p.m. COFFEE/TEA BREAK
3:00 p.m. SESSION THREE:
PANEL: SERVICE LEARNING AND STUDENT FORMATION PROGRAMS
  • Susana Di Trolio Rivero, Ph.D.
    Secretary General, Association of Latin American Jesuit Universities (AUSJAL; Venezuela)
  • Joel Tabora, S.J.
    President, Ateneo de Davao University (Philippines)
4:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT/FREE TIME
TBA SHUTTLES FROM ACU TO NEWMAN COLLEGE
6:00 p.m.  MASS
Newman College, with music by the Newman College Choir
7:00 p.m. OPENING BANQUET DINNER
Hosted by Newman College
Thursday, July 9: International Jesuit Collaborations
7:30 a.m. MASS (Optional)
Australian Catholic University
7:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. SESSION FOUR:
TRANSFORM THINKING…TRANSFORM THE WORLD: JESUIT COMMONS: HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE MARGINS
  • Father Peter Balleis, S.J.
    International Director, Jesuit Refugee Service
  • Father John Fitzgibbons, S.J.
    President, Regis University (United States)
  • Mary McFarland, Ph.D.
    International Director, Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins and Professor, Gonzaga University (United States)
10:00 a.m. COFFEE/TEA BREAK
10:30 a.m. SESSION FIVE:
INTERNATIONAL JESUIT ECOLOGY PROJECT: HEALING EARTH ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOK IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ETHICS, SPIRITUALITY, AND ACTION
  • George McGraw
    Director, DigDeep Right to Water Project (United States)
  • Lazar Savarimuthu, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (India)
  • Michael Schuck, Ph.D.
    Co-Director, International Jesuit Ecology Project and Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago (United States)
  • Nancy Tuchman, Ph.D.
    Co-Director, International Jesuit Ecology Project, Director, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, and Professor of Biology, Loyola University Chicago (United States)
  • Pedro Walpole, S.J.
    Director for Research, Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change, Ateneo de Manila University Campus and Coordinator of Reconciliation with Creation for the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (Philippines)
12:15 p.m. LUNCH AND REMARKS
  • Jim Triggs
    Executive Director of the Heritage Program, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University (United States)
1:30 p.m. SESSION SIX:
DEVELOPING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS: JESUIT BUSINESS SCHOOL COLLABORATION
  • Rodolfo “Rudy” Ang
    Member of the Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

  • Thane Kreiner, Ph.D.
    Executive Director, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Howard and Alida Charney University Professor, Santa Clara University (United States)
  • Madhukar Shukla, Ph.D.
    Chairperson, Fr. Arrupe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability and Professor, Strategic Management and OB, XLRI Jamshedpur (India)
2:45 p.m. SESSION SEVEN:
COLLABORATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA: AUSJAL PRESENTATION
  • Fr. Fernando Fernández Font, S.J.
    President, Iberoamericana University Puebla (Mexico) and President, AUSJAL
  • Fr. Luis Ugalde, S.J.
    Secretary for Education of the Conference of Provincials in Latin America
4:00 p.m. COFFEE/TEA BREAK
4:15 p.m. SESSION EIGHT:
THE IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY PROJECT
  • Fr. Joseph Christie, S.J.
    Professor of Decision Sciences, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai (India)
5:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT
Dinner on your own
Friday, July 10: Exploring Future Collaborative Opportunities
7:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. SESSION NINE:
TOWARD A JESUIT DIGITAL NETWORK
  • Damian Saccocio, Ph.D.
    Principal, Course Gateway (United States)
9:30 a.m. SESSION TEN:
COLLABORATION FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA
  • Ron Anton, S.J.
    Senior Advisor, Executive Education, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University (United States)
10:30 a.m. COFFEE/TEA BREAK
11:00 a.m. SESSION ELEVEN:
GLOBAL JESUIT CASE SERIES
  • Jim Joseph
    Dean, Madden School of Business, Le Moyne College (United States)
11:30 a.m. SESSION TWELVE:
ONLINE MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM FOR JESUIT EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY
  • Jose Mesa, S.J.
    Secretary for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education, Society of Jesus (United States)
12:15 p.m. LUNCH AND REMARKS
  • Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani
    Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education (Vatican City)
1:30 p.m. SESSION THIRTEEN:
REGIONAL MEETINGS
Delegates are asked to meet by region and to address two questions:
  1. Are there collaborations which we should advance and promote within our region?
  2. Are there recommendations for action at the level of the Society? (i.e., recommendations for the Secretary for Higher Education)
3:00 p.m. COFFEE/TEA BREAK
3:30 p.m. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Reports from the Regional Meeting Discussions
5:30 p.m. CLOSING MASS
Australian Catholic University
6:30 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION
7:15 p.m. CLOSING BANQUET DINNER