Program Kick-off and Ice Cream Social
August 21, 7-9pm
Harper Center Atrium and Hixson-Lied Auditorium
Speaker: Father Paddy Gilger, SJ (A&S ’03)
T he College of Arts and Sciences is excited to launch this innovative and student-centered concept in academic advising. Grounded in our Catholic, Jesuit mission and integrating the most advanced principles in academic advising, the program will bridge the introductory experiences students gained in their freshman year, deepening students’ capacity for personal growth and fulfillment in their major and in their future careers.
Founded in the College’s commitment to cura personalis (care for the whole person), the Haddix Ignatian Advising Program ensures that every student is accompanied by an experienced advisor at all stages of his or her academic journey. As part of the comprehensive four-year vision, the sophomore program invites students to reflect on their path actively and intentionally, so as to discern how best to use their individual gifts and talents as they grow during their time at Creighton and beyond.
Central to the program is building relationships with each student’s mentor and expanding their network of mentorship through interactions with faculty, staff, and college Jesuits. In addition, the program incorporates a BlueLine course to guide sophomore students through these growth opportunities. To allow students to focus on the material, the course is ungraded and does not carry any academic credit.
The course incorporates five different modules, based on common areas of growth and interest during the sophomore year: Mission Appreciation, Ignatian Discernment, Academic Growth, Career Exploration, and Diversity and Inclusion. Students will engage with each of the required modules over the course of their sophomore year in a way that complements their efforts and learning both in the classroom and in their co-curricular activities. Students who engage with all the modules will be able to choose from a variety of awards and recognitions that will help them achieve their personal and professional goals.