The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy encourages excellence in teaching and learning by supporting all Loyola educators in their roles in the formation of each student as a whole person (Cura Personalis) and by animating the meaning and application of Ignatian Pedagogy and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm.
We promote the implementation of innovative teaching and learning strategies with reflective integration of the intellectual, social, cultural and spiritual context of today's students.
We reinforce the iterative formation of an authentically Ignatian culture of mutual transformation for all Loyola educators and learners: faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni.
In the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, we believe Ignatian Pedagogy and its paradigm are a best practice model that can form and inform an approach to education distinctive to Loyola University Chicago. As such:
- We believe that as one Loyola across many campuses, every member of our community is both an educator and learner;
- We believe in the power of mutually transformative educational experiences and culture over transactional ones; and
- We believe transformative learning occurs in and outside the classroom, in curricular and co-curricular settings.