PROFILE OF THE COMPLETER

Pillars of Pedagogy

Competence that Serves the Faith. The completers are prepared for the rigors of higher education and the pursuit of their interests as persons. Thus, Ateneans:

  1. Explore career and future life style choices within an Ignatian values framework;
  2. Desire to improve themselves, to continually gain a deeper understanding of who they are, and to become more authentically free and decisive in their actions;
  3. Take pride in their work and enjoy intellectual and imaginative endeavors;
  4. Think critically and creatively;
  5. Strive for greater precision and personal style in thought and forms of expression;
  6. Develop perspectives over central ideas, methodologies, and conceptual geographies of the variety of intellectual disciplines;
  7. Seek meaningful application of knowledge and skills to life situations;
  8. Appreciate appraisal of their attitudes, behaviors and actions;
  9. Evaluate some of the moral ambiguities embedded in values promoted by foreign culture;
  10. Grow in awareness of the global nature of many social problems and relate them to current issues and historical antecedents;

Conscience that Promotes Social Justice. The completers examine their religious feelings and belief with a view to living a fundamental orientation toward God, establishing a relationship with a religious tradition and religious community. Thus, Ateneans:

  1. Acknowledge that there are universal values which qualify a truly human life;
  2. Accept their weaknesses and strengths with genuine humility;
  3. Rejoice at the blessings of others and grieve over misfortunes of others;
  4. Seek a clearer understanding of their faith in the context of their lives;
  5. Reflect on their own experiences and the experiences of others;
  6. Respect authority and law;
  7. Draw their motives for responsible moral decisions and act from personal and community prayer and the sacraments;
  8. Practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy;
  9. Strive toward the development of a Christian conscience;
  10. Begin to establish their own identity by integrating their sexuality into their whole personality.

Compassionate Commitment to Change that is Enculturated. The completers transcend self- centeredness and acknowledge their responsibility in the many needs of the local and wider communities. Thus, Ateneans:

  1. Are able to maintain healthy relationships with persons different from them;
  2. Develop the attitude and skill of putting themselves in another person’s place as a way of showing care and concern for others;
  3. Nurture a sense of compassion for the victims of injustice and a willingness to assist them in regaining their rights and dignity;
  4. Confront the moral ambiguities embedded in values promoted by local and global structures and advocate social change;
  5. Promote family unity and foster family service to the community;
  6. Develop a sense of love and care for the natural environment;
  7. Affirm the glory of God in the beauty of the created universe and resolve to care for the natural environment;
  8. Commit to the public service aspect of the career they choose;
  9. Find fulfillment in their experiences of serving others and come to a sympathetic appreciation of their need for respect, and love;
  10. Begin to see that Christian faith implies commitment to a just society bringing into being the Regnum Dei.

Christ-Centeredness that Impels Inter-Religious Dialogue that Enhances the Faith. The completers recognize the reality of the human and divine person of Christ working actively in their lives and the lives of others. Thus, Ateneans:

  1. Have personal experience of God in and through Christ as presented in the New Testament;
  2. Understand the Church’s teaching about Jesus and His redeeming mission in and through the Church;
  3. Emulate Jesus Christ, His life and His teaching;
  4. Translate their affinity with Jesus Christ to their relationship with others;
  5. Respect non-Christian and non-Catholic religious traditions;
  6. Become more aware of their responsibility to explore and validate their faith;
  7. Appreciate the Eucharist as the core of a living Christian community;
  8. Heed the need for healing and reconciliation with friends, family church and the Lord;
  9. Share with the global community the Bicolano’s inherent faith in God and devotion to Our Lady;
  10. Seek and find God in all things.