Enhance the educational experience by providing faculty, administrators, and staf with ongoing professional development consistent with Fordham’s mission as a Jesuit research university
Goal 1: Educate Students as Global Citizens and Transformative Leaders for Justice in the Innovation Age
Enhance the educational experience by providing faculty, administrators, and staff with ongoing professional development consistent with Fordham’s mission as a Jesuit research university
Fordham’s commitment to offer contemporary education rooted in Ignatian pedagogy demands that we invest in the formation of our most valuable resources—our dedicated faculty, administrators, and staff. A new center will equip those who teach with tools to connect with diverse students whose learning modes are hands-on, problem-driven, inherently multidisciplinary, and team oriented. Honoring the intellectual curiosity of our faculty, we will better support investigators as they conduct research that helps shape more equitable and inclusive societies. A suite of professional development programs tailored to the needs of all categories of employees will help the University live out more holistically our mission and commitment to education for justice.
- Support pedagogy by establishing a center for multi-modal teaching, learning, and educational innovation with distinctive attention to Ignatian, relational, community-based, and justice-oriented approaches
- Enhance programs to better enable faculty members to compete successfully for government, foundation, and corporate funding, especially for high-impact research advancing racial, economic, and social justice
- Provide ample programs for mission-inspired professional development for all employees, particularly in order to develop employees’ capacity to discern and disrupt racism and other forms of oppression