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Praxis

Abstract

On February 24, 2016, Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM) sponsored a one hour webinar entitled, “Why Do We Educate at the Margins: How Jesuit Higher Education Is Empowering Communities at the Edge of Societies.” Mr. Nicholas Griffin, Chief Operating Officer of JC:HEM, introduced the webinar. Three speakers focused on the past, present and future of JC:HEM. Dr. Mary McFarland, International Director, JC:HEM, was the first speaker, and her comments were transcripted and appear below. Additional speakers were Dr. Carey Treado, Chief Academic Officer, JC:HEM, and Ms. Cindy Bonfini-Hotlosz, Chief Information Officer, JC:HEM. This webinar carries forward important themes of social justice from Melbourne 2015’s “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice.” Further, the webinar gives focus to exploring how core ideals of sustainability, transferability, and scalability build resiliency in host communities. JC:HEM’s vision, academic philosophy, and operational approach are shared, as well as lessons from the first five years of JC:HEM. The entire webinar can be found at www.jc-hem.org. Regis University is the awarding university for the Diploma in Liberal Studies, and along with Gonzaga University and Georgetown University serves as the lead university with JC:HEM

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