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.
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 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.
Praise for the IACHE
“A colleague told me about the Institute, saying it was life changing and that it would be the most special conference I had ever attended. It was!”
“This Institute was an important part of my learning and professional development as a Catholic university administrator. The curriculum was responsive to my needs from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. There was great diversity of the attendees representing divisions and departments from all types of Catholic institutions. I thanked my VP for sending me.”
“It was an inspiring and mind-stretching conference. The fact that several of us from the same institution have attended over the years has given us a helpful set of common experiences and ideas.”
“Following the Institute, I returned to Seattle University to become head of a new division of Mission and Ministry. The Institute was my orientation and provided an immersion into the issues, values, and visions of this important area in Catholic higher education. I benefited from the excellent presentations and the opportunity to engage in discussion with others committed to the mission of Catholic higher education.”