Open to all faculty and staff, the Campus Colleagues Program is an opportunity for participants to deepen their connections with each other and rootedness in a shared mission at Holy Cross. Bringing together a small group of individuals (maximum of 12) from across the College, this initiative seeks to build community through conversation and to foster a sense of unity and cohesion across the campus.
The cohort will gather for four sessions this year. Pandemic permitting, the opening and concluding meetings will be hosted at the Joyce Contemplative Center, while the remaining sessions will be hosted on campus and over lunch (meals included). All sessions are organized around a particular question for reflection and discussion.
How Did I Get Here: Many journeys have led each of us to our current work. What was my path to Mt. St. James? Who were some of the key figures or mentors who shaped or inspired my professional trajectory?
Leadership, Academic Life, Justice and Reconciliation How does a sense of mission show up in my work at Holy Cross? In what ways might I be a “mission leader” in my role on campus? How does my work connect to our shared purpose of academic and personal formation? How might my work intersect with the College’s efforts to educate for justice and reconciliation in the world?
Ignatian Culture, Global Jesuit Network, Personal Journey What has been my encounter with the Ignatian spiritual tradition? Do I see my work as meaningful in light of my own spiritual/faith tradition, and how might those traditions feed my work? How do I understand my efforts, and the mission of Holy Cross as part of the global undertaking of Jesuit, Catholic education?
How Do We Go Forward – Together?: We seek community and connection, even in a time of polarization and division. What fills me with hope? Who are my current companions in mission? How do my professional and personal desires lead me to deeper connection with the various communities to which I belong?