AJCU Theology and Religious Studies Chairs' Biennial Meeting

"Sharing Best Practices and Developing Collaborative Partnerships within the AJCU Network"

St. Joseph's University

April 3-5, 2014


Thursday, April 3rd

  • 5:00 Welcome Reception
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Session I: "Perspectives on Mission," Shawn Madison Krahmer, St. Joseph's University, and additional St. Joseph's faculty
  • 8:15 Social
  • 9:00 Return to hotel

Friday, April 4th

  • 8:45 Travel to campus
  • 9:15 Session II: "Identifying Best (...Good Enough) Practices in Light of Current Challenges: An Open Conversation," Facilitated by Nancy Dallavalle, Fairfield
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Session III: "Recruiting and Retaining Theology/Religious Studies Majors and Minors," Patrick Hornbeck, Fordham
  • 12:00 Lunch on Campus
  • 1:30 Session IV: "The CASA Network: One Example of Collaboration Among Jesuit Campuses," Jonathan Rothchild, LMU
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 Session V: "Catholic Social Teaching and Jesuit Education: Challenges and Opportunities," Jim Keenan, Boston College
  • 4:00 Break
  • 4:15 Session VI: "The Challenge of Assessing Faculty," Chris Steck, Georgetown
  • 5:30 Return to hotel
  • 6:30 Group Dinner Out (TBD)

Saturday, April 5

  • 8:30 Travel to Campus
  • 9:00 Session VII: TBD
  • 10:00 Session VIII: "Mission and Core: The Role of Theology/Religious Studies Departments," Gary Macy, Santa Clara
  • 11:30 Closing and Future Directions
  • 12:00 Lunch/Departure


The hotel is the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131

Tel: +1-215-879-4000
Fax: +1-215-879-9020

Please make your reservations at: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PHLPHHF-AJC-20140403/index.jhtml

Shawn Krahmer has secured a special rate of $139/ night for 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds. Please be sure to book by March 11th.

For information on transportation options from the Philadelphia Airport, please visit: http://www.phl.org/passengerinfo/transportationservices/Pages/shuttlesLimousines.aspx

We will be using AJCU funds to subsidize meal costs.

If you have any questions, please email Jonathan Rothchild (jonathan.rothchild@lmu.edu)