University Mission and Ministry
Through academics, service programs and personal reflection, the Division of University Mission and Ministry helps men and women find their deepest desire, which is at the heart of Ignatian spirituality. What are your interests and how can we direct you?
Departments and Programs
- Campus Ministry
- Center for Ignatian Spirituality
- Center for Student Formation
- First Year Experience
- Montserrat Coalition
- Volunteer and Service Learning Center
- University Mission and Ministry Service Center
Request for Proposals: Research Into Formative Education
The Provost’s Office and University Mission and Ministry welcome grant applications from faculty and administrators for research projects into Formative Education. Strategic Direction II in Ever to Excel: Advancing Boston College’s Missionaims to “enhance the University’s commitment to formation among students, faculty, and staff to further Boston College’s mission and strengthen its institutional culture.” The Jesuit educational tradition has emphasized formation for nearly 500 years, and formative education today is a central dimension of Boston College in and outside of the classroom. What is needed now is focused research on formative practices and programs. The University will fund projects that research formative education at Boston College, that evaluate programs, and that bring together theory and practice. While most successful proposals will focus on Boston College students, faculty and staff, research may also extend to focus on K-12 education, as well as assessment of University alumni in hopes of measuring impact that may not be evident until some years beyond graduation.
Funding ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per project will begin in Summer 2019.
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2019. Please visit the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties page to learn more and to apply.
The Prayer Map identifies several sites on the Boston College campuses where members of our community have found the space for cultivating the habit of reflection and prayer. These prayers, poems, and passages mirror experiences from a variety of religious traditions, and they invite you to your own prayer and reflection. May you find God in all things—and in all places.
View the Prayer Map