John Carroll University is one of three pilot schools in the AJCU being invited to complete an institutional examen and reaffirmation of its Jesuit, Catholic Mission. Distinct from a process of accreditation, this is a process whereby John Carroll asserts it desire to be Jesuit Catholic university and its mission priorities for remaining so.  The foundation of this process is a self-study document written by a cross-divisional team of people, under the direction of Dr. Edward Peck, vice president of mission and identity (see below).  The self-study is affirmed by a four-person peer-review team of colleagues from the AJCU.  The draft is referred to as a “penultimate draft” because it will be finalized only after the visiting team’s feedback is considered and appropriated.

On March 10-11, the peer-review team will visit John Carroll to lead us through a process of Ignatian Examen in light of our mission self-study. They will meet with a variety of faculty, staff, students, and Board members to discuss our achievements, challenges, and plans for the future.  Their feedback and recommendations will become part of the final report, which we will submit to the Provincial of the Midwest Jesuits and ultimately to the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás.