2012 Summit Information 



Immersion experience coordinators provide significant leadership for college and university service/cultural/justice immersion programs that have become integral Jesuit education today.  The Ignatian Immersion Experience  Coordinator Summit will provide a relevant space for Jesuit college and university immersion experience coordinators working in ministry, service-learning/academics and student affairs to participate in meaningful reflection and discussion about their work to engage students in the “gritty reality of the world” (Kolvenbach, 2000, Santa Clara University).

The Summit will include:

  • Opening Keynote/Dialogue with Charlie Currie, S.J. (former president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities)
  • Significant time for discussion and dialogue about what is happening at each individual’s campus
  • Development of an electronic resource bank hosted on the ISN website;
  • Facilitated presentations that relate to the work of immersion experience coordinators;
  • Reflection and sharing;

Discussion areas could include the following:

  • Program funding
  • Partner/Host organizations
  • Professional development ideas/methods
  • Goals of a “Jesuit university immersion”
  • Trends in higher education related to global/service learning
  • Integration of faith/spirituality and specifically Ignatian spirituality into programs
  • Program assessment
  • Liability and risk management
  • Group formation and post-experience reflection
  • Potential for cross-university collaboration

The program will be developed by a group of immersion coordinators with support from the Ignaitan Solidarity Network staff.  Those interested in being involved with planning should contact Chris Kerr at ckerr@ignatiansolidarity.net.

DATES:  Tuesday, June 19, at 5 PM – Thursday, June 21 at 12 PM

LOCATION: John Carroll University – University Heights, Ohio

SCHEDULE: Tentative Schedule (PDF)


PRICING: (after March 1st)

$185 – Two Nights Lodging
$160 – One Night Lodging
$135 – No lodging

$200 – Two nights Lodging
$175 – One Night Lodging
$150 – No lodging

Click here for a listing of 11-12 ISN member institutions.

Registration fee includes:

  • Single residence hall room with linens (community restrooms);
  • Meals (dinner on 6/19, breakfast/lunch/dinner on 6/20, and breakfast/lunch on 6/21)
  • Airport/public transit shuttle (if needed) – Available from both Cleveland Hopkins (CLE) and Akron/Canton (CAK) Airports
  • All program materials
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 3, 2012 (all registration fees are non-refundable after this date)