Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

About Us

Our Mission

Each component of our mission reflects a core element of our work. Within each is an implicit parallel process at play in our work with educators: in essence, we work with our educators the way we encourage them to engage and interact with their students.  

  1. The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy provides Loyola educators with the opportunity to engage in the continual development of their perspectives, skills, and strategies in the service of Magis (or excellence) in teaching and learning and Cura Personalis (or care for the whole person) 
  1. We promote equity, inclusion, social awareness and justice by utilizing a unique, integrative pedagogical approach - at the nexus of Ignatian Pedagogy, anti-racist pedagogy and student-centered design - to help educators implement innovative, evidence- and values-based educational strategies.  
  1. We build relationships with educators as co-creators in the on-going formation of a supportive, authentically Ignatian community of practitioners and learners, which allows for the mutual educational transformation of faculty, staff, administration and students in our efforts to become persons for and with others and serve the greater good.  

Our Vision

The Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (FCIP) envisions a teaching and learning culture at Loyola where all educators are considered life-long learners who are engaged in on-going development of meaningful, equitable, innovative, engaging, and communal pedagogical values and practices - in the Ignatian, anti-racist and student-centered design traditions - that lead to the mutual transformation of skills, values, and knowledge between educators and learners, preparing them all to meet the evolving needs of our world.