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: 

  • ASACCU: Association of Student Affairs in Catholic Colleges & Universities

    When:

    July 18 - 21, 2017

    Where:

    Neumann University
    Aston, Pennsylvania

    What:

    The purpose of the Annual ASACCU Conference is to:

    • Promote an understanding of the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and its relevance for student affairs professionals
    • Share tools, resources, best practices and challenges of our work, with relevance for student affairs professionals at all levels and career stages
    • Celebrate the mission of Catholic higher education and the vital role of student affairs in that mission
    • Build a community rooted in the highest standards of the profession and in the diversity of our gifts, stories, cultures and faiths
    • Deepen our understanding and application of the Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs Catholic Colleges and Universities

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  • Buttimer Institute

    When:

    June 25 – July 7, 2017

    Where:

    Riverdale, New York
    Manhattan College

    What:

    The Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies is a professional development and personal formation experience that is delivered in two-week periods over the course of three summers:

    • Year 1: The Founding Lasallian Story
    • Year 2: De La Salle's Educational Vision
    • Year 3: De La Salle's Spiritual Vision

    The program includes 120 international participants in three cohorts of about 30 to 40 faculty, staff, and administrators from Lasallian schools across the world. As a cohort of peers examining the life, work, writings, and spirituality of John Baptist de La Salle, the process of the Institute is designed to enable participants to:

    • better understand the origins of the Lasallian educational mission;
    • be inspired to discover / deepen their personal sense of vocation as a Lasallian educator; and
    • develop the skills and ideas for a capstone practicum project. 

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  • Collegium Colloquy

    When:

    June 21 – 24, 2017

    Where:

    St. Catherine University
    St. Paul, Minnesota

    What:

    Collegium Colloquy invites scholars from Catholic colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to gather for a one-week program 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 interested participants from all religious denominations as well as all academic disciplines. 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. Catholic institutions such as Manhattan College thrive when they are able to share with and learn from people of all faiths. The curriculum includes both academic discussions and opportunities for personal and collaborative discernment about participants' future goals.

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  • IACHE: Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education

    When:

    July 10 13, 2017

    Where:

    Boston, Massachusetts
    Boston College

    What:

    The Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE) is a four-day seminar designed to provide a singular opportunity for administrators and leaders at Catholic colleges and universities from around the globe to interact with some of the nation’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners as they address issues that Catholic higher education faces on a daily basis.

    A sample of issues the seminar strives to address are:

    • What does it mean to be a Catholic college or university in the 21st century?
    • How do we animate a Catholic campus culture?
    • What role does the Catholic intellectual tradition play to inform curriculum and intellectual life?
    • What defines the nature of the relationships and the appropriate practices between institutions of Catholic higher education and the Church?
    • What are the implications of increased lay leadership in Catholic colleges and universities?
    • How does Catholic social and moral teaching inform campus culture, policies and curriculum?
    • How do we assess the mission?

    The seminar is designed to serve administrative leaders such as presidents, provosts, vice-presidents, deans, mission officers, major program directors, and others in positions responsible for institutional mission and identity.

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  • IALU University Leadership Program

    When:

    June 4 – June 17, 2017

    Where:

    Rome, Italy 
    International Motherhouse of the Brothers

    What:

    The International Association of Lasallian Universities Lasallian Leadership Program provides faculty and administrators a two-week opportunity at the International Motherhouse of the Brothers in Rome. The program allows participants to:  

    • explore aspects of the Lasallian heritage pertinent to higher education today 
    • develop their own sense of vocation as intellectuals in a contemporary context

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  • Johnston Institute for Contemporary Lasallian Practice

    When:

     July 10 –  July 13, 2017

    Where:

    TBA

    What:

    The Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice is a two-year regional formation program that focuses on deepening participants’ understanding of De La Salle’s story and vision, Lasallian pedagogy, the Lasallian promotion of justice and Lasallian spirituality while utilizing contemporary texts to inform and influence current and future Lasallian practice.

    This program is designed for Lasallians (brothers and partners) who exercise mission influence and/or show potential for such in the future. Participants will engage in prayer, study, reflection and dialogue that will provide an opportunity for assisting in more deeply animating our shared mission on the local level and within the broader Lasallian Family. Upon completion of the program graduates will:

    • articulate the Lasallian mission for the 21st century in creative fidelity to the founding story,
    • honor the priority of educational service of the poor with the proclamation of the Gospel as our mission and promote a life of faith, especially among the young (Circular 469, 3.12),
    • explore, both personally and communally, their spiritual and vocational journey, within the context of the mission,
    • possess a working knowledge of the history and organization of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools,
    • possess a working knowledge of contemporary Lasallian and relevant educational, social and Church documents to inform and influence current and future Lasallian practice,
    • demonstrate an increased awareness of and responsibility for animating and sustaining the Lasallian mission at the local level, and
    • associate intentionally for mission with the broader Lasallian family.

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  • Young Lasallian VEGA Conference

    When:

    July 31 – August 4, 2017

    Where:

    Riverdale, New York
    Manhattan College

    What:

    VEGA is a formation program sponsored by the District of Eastern North America (DENA) for young Lasallian professionals between the ages of 23-35. VEGA aims to foster association of the Lasallian mission, providing a space for younger Lasallian educators to capture a sense of what it will take to keep Lasallian education in the 21st century vital and vibrant.

    The five-day program includes the following:

    • Engaging presentations on the Founder Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the institute’s origins, and contemporary issues in our Lasallian world
    • Lasallian Association
    • Spirituality and mission
    • Catholic social teaching
    • Community service
    • Prayer and reflection
    • Community building

    Apply