Support for Travel to Catholic Benedictine-related Conferences

There are two different conference opportunities to help us better understand and communicate the Catholic and Benedictine traditions of our schools.  Faculty thinking about teaching a Benedictine Engagement course in the new Integrations Curriculum will find these experiences especially helpful.  Both conferences are open to employees regardless of your longevity at our schools or your personal faith perspective.  You do not need to be knowledgeable about a Catholic or Benedictine perspective in order to attend and get a lot out of these experiences.  The Benedictine Institute can fund the full expense for a limited number of people, without having to use your individual travel funds.

First, there is funding for multiple faculty and staff to attend the Benedictine Pedagogy & Leadership Conference at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington, June 16-19, 2020.  This conference provides a venue by which faculty, staff, and administrators can share ideas and practices by which they have successfully integrated the Ten Hallmarks developed by the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities (ABCU) in the classroom, student life, and collegiate environment.  A call for applications will be announced in February.

Second, the Benedictine Institute coordinates CSB/SJU's involvement in Collegium.  Every year we send two faculty (all expenses paid) to participate in the summer conference to learn about the landscape of Catholic higher education and help faculty members reflect on what role they, as individuals, play within that context.  This year's Collegium conference will be held June 12-19, 2020 at the University of Portland.  For more information visit collegium.org.  A call for applications will be announced in February.

Finally, we have some money available to support faculty and staff travel to other conferences that are explicitly aimed at helping employees learn about or integrate our Catholic and/or Benedictine mission into their work.  If you plan on attending such a conference, please contact us regarding potential funding.

ABCU 2019 Participants

2019 ABCU/Pedagogy Participants from CSB/SJU