There are several departments and centers at USF that host professional development programs for faculty and staff in the Ignatian tradition. These programs are designed to help faculty and staff grow in understanding of the Jesuit mission and enrich one’s professional vocation as a scholar, researcher and educator.
HR Professional Development
Our learning opportunities provide staff, faculty and student employees with essential training and tools to advance the knowledge, skills and competencies needed for job success. Among our many workshops and trainings for individuals or teams, several of our programs incorporate Ignatian principles and pedagogy to aid faculty and staff in learning more about the Jesuit history and mission of USF.
Please visit our Resource Center for other available learning opportunities, including online trainings.
El Salvador Faculty and Staff Immersion
The immersion program is aimed at deepening our sensitivity to the conditions and challenges that confront almost two-thirds of the world's population. El Salvador, with its history of civil war and repression, and its legacy of Jesuit martyrs and others who spoke and lived the truth despite the most adverse circumstances, offers a unique context for fresh thinking and moral reflection on the mission of a Jesuit university today.
Western Conversations is an annual gathering of faculty and staff of the Jesuit universities of the West with the aim of furthering conversation and understanding of Jesuit Education. Participating institutions are the University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, Seattle University, Gonzaga University and Regis University. For more information contact Mike Duffy, Director, Lane Center, email@example.com | (415) 422-2404.
Conversations among USF faculty and staff on various topics concerning the mission and identity of our University. These conversations range in focus and topic with the aim of articulating the USF Mission in one's research, teaching and service.
Faculty Lecture Series
A lecture by USF faculty or staff on their personal faith journey.
Fall: December 3, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., LM100 with Judith Karshmer, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions
Spring 2014: TBD