The Gonzaga educational experience is a collaborative process between and among students, faculty and staff. The following resources are designed to support, care for, and challenge faculty and staff in advancing our mission of educating leaders for a more just and humane global community. Check out the following resources:
- Getting Started: What does it mean to be a Jesuit university? Most simply, that our primary mission is to educate and form students to be people of faith and service to their communities. Our Jesuit and Catholic character provides a distinctive framework for this work, especially through an institutional commitment to a faith that does justice, dialogue and reconciliation, creative engagement with culture, and the interrelationship of faith and reason. For more information about the Catholic Church, the Jesuit tradition, and other teaching and spiritual resources, please see our resources page.
- Teaching to the Mission: The heart of the Jesuit educational mission comes to life in the teaching-learning process. “Ignatian pedagogy” is a model which promotes this goal by drawing on wisdom from the Jesuit tradition, including hundreds of years of applied knowledge. For more information about Jesuit and Ignatian pedagogical resources, in addition to other educational and spiritual tools, please see our resources page.
- Spiritual Practices: Our educational mission is rooted in the rich spiritual and religious tradition of the Society of Jesus, an Order within the Catholic Church. Jesuit spirituality is imaginative, reflective, and active. It begins with a personal, intimate relationship with a God of Love who invites us to participate in the healing and restoration of our communities and our world. For more information, and for online tools to help you deepen your spirituality, please visit our resources page.