THE NEXT QUARTER CENTURY OF JESUIT BUSINESS EDUCATION: LOOKING FORWARD!
As we near completion of the first 25 years of the 21st century, we look forward to what will be the defining characteristics of the next 25 years of Catholic and Jesuit higher education. While we cannot predict the future, we are already aware of trends that are likely to continue into the next 25 years, providing opportunities and challenges. Some issues to consider: changing demographics (e.g., rise of Hispanic-Serving Institutions designation, declining birth rates since the Great Financial Crisis), declining religious identification (e.g., rise of the“Nones"), growing wealth and income inequality, the challenges of funding a private education, and Catholic/Jesuit identity and social issues.
CALL FOR PAPERS
All papers that respond to the conference theme are welcome. We are particularly interested in papers that reflect on the many challenges—and corresponding opportunities—facing Jesuit business education in the next quarter century. Below are some example topics:
Recognizing the recent demographic, economic, social and political changes that have occurred in the United States, papers that examine the uniqueness of Jesuit business education, and why it is particularly well suited for facing these challenges in the next quarter century are welcome. Such papers could address:
technology—what role will technology—particularly in course delivery—play in the next 25 years?
pedagogy—why or how is Ignatian pedagogy well suited for the next quarter century (and beyond)?
collaboration—what advantage does the network of Jesuit business schools provide, and how can it be leveraged to help forge a prosperous future for all? Papers on traditional topics of interest to CJBE participants also are welcome. Such papers could address:
how technology can further pedagogy or collaboration
how Jesuit business schools can implement the Inspirational Paradigm Ignatian pedagogy generally
leadership, especially at Jesuit business schools
cases that can be adopted by professors
PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION AT THE 2023 CJBE CONFERENCE
MARCH 31, 2023—PROPOSALS DUE.
Proposals should be short (500 words) for papers or cases. All proposals are to be submitted electronically here.
Papers will be subject to single blind review. If your proposal or paper is accepted, further instructions will follow.
The proceedings of the CJBE Conference are not published. However, all papers accepted and presented at the annual conference of Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE) are considered for publication in JJBE unless the author(s) requests otherwise. Further information is below:
ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF JESUIT BUSINESS EDUCATION JJBE is the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education (CJBE). JJBE is dedicated to the distribution of scholarly work and commentary with a focus on the distinctiveness of business education in the Jesuit tradition.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR JJBE Your full papers (not just proposal) must be submitted to Nicky Santos, S.J., Senior Editor of JJBE at nsantos [at] jesuits.org. Your paper must be original, not previously published, nor under consideration at another journal. The deadline to submit papers will be October 15, 2023. Papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. Acceptance for publication will be decided by the Editorial Board of JJBE upon the reviewers’recommendation. Accepted papers will appear in Volume 15 of JJBE which will be available in Summer 2024.