Goals & Objectives
Year One: Pastoral Formation
Goal:: The program will provide a foundation to prepare seminarians for parish ministry. Student Learning Outcomes: Seminarians are growing in the capacity to be a presence of the Church and Christ in relating to others with pastoral charity.
Artifacts: Pastor’s evaluations of Pre-Theology II seminarians; self-evaluation
Year Two: Intellectual Formation
Goal: The program will help prepare seminarians for theological study through the study of philosophy and introductory theological courses. Student Learning Outcomes:
- Candidates have knowledge of the major branches of historical and systematic, especially Thomistic philosophy, and the ability to think philosophically and communicate clearly.
Artifacts: Evaluation of Capstone
Project or any second year paper/focus group questions at the end of Theology I.
2. Candidates have developed the habits and commitment that support lifelong learning.
Artifacts: Self-evaluations/Peer evaluations
Year Three: Human and Spiritual Formation
Goal: The program will help candidates grow in human relations and in communion with Christ, in order to become apt instruments of Christ’s grace to others. Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Candidates have acquired a level of affective maturity and intimacy with Christ that leads to sufficient self-awareness and self-mastery for the freedom to give themselves in service to others.
Artifacts: Formation advisor report/Peer evaluations/Self-evaluations