Each July, the Institute hosts a four-day seminar providing an opportunity for administrators and leaders at Catholic colleges and universities around the globe to interact with scholars and practitioners addressing issues faced by Catholic higher education.

2024 Seminar

Administrative leaders from around the globe gather annually and ask questions about the mission, culture, and policies of Catholic institutions of higher education.

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Meet the Institute Director

Michael James, Ph.D.

Institute Director

Michael James is the director of the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education and a full-time lecturer in the Boston College Master of Arts (M.A.) of Higher Education program where he coordinates the degree concentration in Spirituality, Faith and Formation in Higher Education.

He also teaches the three-credit course Catholic Higher Education: Administration & Leadership for Boston College students enrolled in the Executive Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education program who elected to complete a concentration in Catholic Higher Education. Students in this optional concentration will attend the annual Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education during their final summer residency, providing an opportunity to network with the international Catholic administrator community.