The JWL Academic Program includes both credit-bearing and certificate-level courses. Credit-bearing courses are offered with our partner, Regis University, which is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Courses have been developed within the framework of Ignatian experience that seeks to develop the whole person, or cura personalis. Within each course and across the curriculum, student learning is structured around the concepts of experience, reflection and action.
Building a learning community
In the spirit of Ignatian pedagogy, the impact of the JWL courses and the services of the JWL students would be studied and researched in order to do more and to do better (magis). The alumni/ae would offer their feedback, which regard to what they wanted, what they received, and what they need for better service in the society. This research would give an impetus to JWL to look for new frontiers and the students would be empowered to be the social entrepreneurs.
The Jesuits are pathfinders in Education. When education was the privilege of the rich and the elite in Europe, St Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), the Founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), founded a school in Rome and offered education gratis. Already in 1599 the Jesuits designed ratio studiorum, the Magna Carta of education, which is in vogue even today.