Saturday, September 22, 2012
Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of Collegium's "Summer Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life."
The Collegium summer colloquy developed in response to the longstanding concern among educators and church leaders for the future prospects of the religious identity of the many Catholic colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Catholic institutions have found it increasingly difficult to uphold their faith-based mission statements and identify, recruit, and develop new faculty who can both articulate and expand the vision of the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Collegium, a national organization of Catholic colleges and universities, was founded in 1992 to respond to these challenges. In July 2002, Collegium became a part of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Though ACCU is headquartered in Washington, DC, Collegium's offices and ongoing operations are located at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
The program engages faculty from all traditions to discover how they can make a particular contribution to their institution's identity that respects and explores Catholicism's traditions and goals, while also respecting and taking advantage of their own religious perspectives and talents. Since its founding, Collegium has developed into one of the most significant national institutions for fostering the integration of faith and the intellectual life on Catholic campuses.
Faculty who attend Collegium are chosen by their member institutions. Please contact Collegium for more information about who the liaison is for your campus.
Collegium's membership represents 65 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Member colleges pay annual dues to support the program. Dues are calculated on a two-tiered basis, according to the faculty FTE of the member institution. Collegium welcomes the participation of all ACCU member schools. For more information on Collegium, please visit the website or contact Collegium@holycross.edu.