Faculty & Staff Development

The Office of Mission offers opportunities for faculty, staff and administrators to engage in professional development programs that focus on the Lasallian Catholic heritage and the mission of the College.

For New Employees

All new employees are invited to learn about Manhattan College's unique mission and Lasallian Catholic heritage by participating in the following programs:

  • Orientation

    Annual orientation sessions are held each fall for new faculty, and separately for new staff and administrators. The Office of Mission hosts a session during each of these orientations to introduce new employees to the Lasallian Catholic core identity of Manhattan College and how it impacts the work we do. 

    Event details for orientation sessions are sent out to all new employees directly. 

  • College Core Identity Seminars (CCIS)

    College Core Identity Seminars (CCIS) are offered for faculty, and separately for staff and administrators, throughout the year. These seminars offer an overview on topics including:

    • Lasallian Heritage and Values
    • Catholic Intellectual Tradition

    Event details are sent out to employees via campus announcements and emails. 

     

Ongoing Opportunities

Employees who want to more deeply engage with the College's mission can attend specific formation and professional development programs. The following programs require an application to attend, and many are held off campus: 

  • IALU University Leadership Program

    When:

    Two Weeks: Early June (June 3 – June 16, 2018)

    Where:

    Lasallian International Generalate, Rome, Italy 

    What:

    The IALU Leadership Program, a two-week seminar held annually at the international Lasallian Generalate in Rome, Italy, brings together faculty and administrators at Lasallian colleges and universities to deepen understandings of and commitment to Lasalllian partnership by study of the Lasallian charism, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the international Lasallian educational network.  

    For Whom: 

    The IALU program is for college/university faculty and administrators.

    Click here to view a 2017 sample schedule

    Click here to view the previous MC IALU Rome Participants

    APPLY

  • Buttimer Institute

    When:

    Two Weeks: Last Week of June and First Week of July

    Where:

    Riverdale, New York
    Manhattan College

    What:

    The Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies, a residential course of study that meets for two weeks each summer for a three-year period, is an intensive Lasallian formation and education program that studies the life, work, and spirituality of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the origins of the Lasallian mission. Through analysis of the writings of De la Salle and an analysis of some modern educators, participants deepen their understanding of the Lasallian heritage and its influence on contemporary education.

    For Whom:

    Participation in the Buttimer Institute is open to faculty and staff.

    Click here to view a 2017 sample schedule

    Click here to view the previous MC Buttimer Participants

    Apply

  • Collegium Colloquy

    When:

    One week, mid-June (June 15 - 22, 2018)

    Where:

     College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts

    What:

    Collegium seminars bring together scholars from a diversity of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada interested in exploring aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition, and their role in the mission of Catholic higher education.  Its general focus is on the multiple traditions that comprise "the Catholic imagination." Some mentors are faculty from other denominations who have chosen to live out an academic vocation in a Catholic environment, while others are Catholic scholars who have pursued teaching in a secular setting. Participants engage texts and in dialogue to explore some of the most compelling aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition and to develop their own sense of vocation as intellectuals in a contemporary context. The program welcomes participants from all religious denominations as well as all academic disciplines. The curriculum includes both academic discussions and opportunities for personal and collaborative discernment about participants' future goals. Further information and a description of the week-long program are available by going to www.collegium.org/colloquy.html

    For Whom:

    The Collegium seminars are designed for faculty and university leaders.

     Click here to view a 2016 sample schedule

    Click here to view the previous MC Collegium Participants

    Apply

  • Johnston Institute for Contemporary Lasallian Practice

    When:

    The program is conducted on a two year cycle (July 2017-March 2019); one Week in mid-July for 2 years and one long weekend each semester for two years for a total of 6 meeting times (22 days) over a two-year period.

    Where:

    Location Varies (e.g., Manhattan College, Poconos, Lewis University)

    What:

    The Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice focuses on our Lasallian heritage in light of contemporary realities. Participants come from secondary schools, middle schools, children and family service agencies, as well as colleges and universities in the Lasallian network across the United States and Canada. The thematic areas covered are: Lasallian Story and Vision; Lasallian Service to the Poor and the Promotion of Social Justice; and Lasallian Spirituality, Vocation and Association. A capstone project is expected of all participants.

    For Whom:

    The Brother Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice is designed for faculty, staff, and administrators.

    Apply