Heartland/Delta Colleague Programming
The 12 schools of the Heartland/Delta region and their five sponsoring provinces create and support programs that gather colleagues together to work collaboratively to support the mission of Jesuit higher education. For more information about the History of the Heartland/Delta schools and the individual progams, see the menu to the left. Briefly, the Heartland/Delta Colleagues programs are:
Faculty from each school gather annually in late February or early March (Friday-Sunday) for extended conversations on the identity and mission of Jesuit education as it is lived among faculty at each of our campuses. Conferences are thematically organized by a committee of faculty and administrators at the host institution.
Heartland/Delta Conference Gathering
Every three years, delegations from each of the 12 Heartland/Delta schools and the five sponsoring Jesuit provinces gather on one of the campuses as a regional community of colleagues to share experiences, questions, and best-practices that advance Jesuit higher education. The event is planned by a steering committee comprised of one representative from each institution.
Magis National Faculty Retreat
The Magis retreat provides faculty and administrative leaders an opportunity to integrate Ignatian spirituality into their professional and personal lives. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola, the retreat consists of six days of prayer, reflection, and focused conversations.
Ignatian Colleagues Program:
The Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) is a national program designed to educate and form administrators more deeply in the Jesuit tradition of higher education so they may better articulate, adapt, and advance Ignatian mission on their campuses. Briefly, the ICP is made up of five integrated components, designed to establish ongoing conversations through a menu of face-to-face cohort gatherings, online learning opportunities, an Ignatian retreat, and an international immersion experience.