The Jesuit Schools Network is eager to encourage a spirit of inquiry across the many layers of our work in Jesuit education.
Director of Inquiry and New Ventures
If you have questions regarding JSN inquiry programs and resources, please contact me.
Ignatian Inquiry: A Definition
The JSN envisions our particular brand of Ignatian Inquiry to be the art of inquiry as seen through our Ignatian lens; asking questions and exploring issues that matter in our schools through the frame of our shared Jesuit mission.
At the JSN, we are eager to encourage a spirit of inquiry across the many layers of our work in Jesuit education. We seek to create space to connect virtually and in person to engage in conversation and learn about the good work that is going on across our schools in North America.
The JSN offers virtual symposia on timely issues of the day, gathering educators from around the Network to engage in conversations that are relevant to the work of our member schools.
Summer Master Class
The JSN facilitates cohorts of Ignatian Educators from across the network who engage together in virtual Master Class Learning, enlivening our collective mission of forming Ignatian Educators as reflective practitioners.
On April 4, 2022 the Jesuit Schools Network hosted the Inaugural Ignatian Inquiry After School Virtual Symposium, entitled The Power of Women in Jesuit Education: A Conversation on the Realities of Professional Women in a Pandemic World, Bringing Together Female Educators to Reflect on their Experience and Celebrate their Impact. In a supportive and informative conversation with Ignatian colleagues, we brought together female educators from in and around the JSN to reflect on their experience and celebrate their impact. Led by Kristin Ross Cully, JSN’s Director of Inquiry and New Ventures, the JSN welcomed six panelists who shared their work and insights as female educators and researchers who have leaned-in to various dimensions of the experience of professional women in a pandemic world. Our speakers shared about recent research on American parents lived experiences during the pandemic, about the invisible labor of women in education and also about an essential and perhaps new Ignatian virtue for women working in our schools, and finally insights on how professional women may support each other and help one another reach our place of most potential. Colleagues from around the Network gathered to watch the Symposium together, and the response to the conversations raised has been extraordinary.
The Jesuit Schools Network offers its member schools access to three different evaluative tools:
- The SPS II
- The IGNIS
- The SBSR
Inquiry Resource Library
On a yearly basis, the Jesuit Schools Network compiles crucial data from our member schools in our JSN Annual Report. The report examines our faculty, staff and student populations from a number of different perspectives and provides member schools with comparative data about who we are and how we go about this shared mission of Jesuit education.
There is an ever-growing collection of current empirical research available on Jesuit schools in North America. As a resource to our member schools, the JSN has created a library of doctoral dissertation studies that represent the primary form of practitioner research over the past decade.
The JSN partners with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) of Georgetown University to conduct brief Pop-Up Surveys for the Network. These Pop-Up Surveys are initiated to gauge temperature-checks on timely issues of the day that are relevant to our member schools.
The Jesuit Schools Network continuously compiles and curates the following resources related to Inquiry.
Contact Kristin Cully
JSN Conference Staff – Director of Inquiry and New Ventures