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Stephen Porth, Usha Rao, Joseph Corabi, Saint Joseph's University

Practicing Cura Personalis for Students and Faculty

“Cura personalis” is considered a hallmark of Jesuit education. But what is cura personalis and how is it practiced, especially in an online course and during times of unprecedented change and stress in the landscape of higher education? While the essays that follow in this special issue of JJBE focus on the content of core business courses in light of a rethinking of the purpose and aspirations of business education in the Jesuit tradition, this essay focuses on the teaching process and culture in the classroom. We begin with a brief discussion of the history and meaning of cura personalis and a review of prior studies of the concept. We conclude with practical applications and recommendations for practicing care for the whole person in both traditional and online classrooms.