AJCU AP ANNUAL MEETING 2011
Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
August 23-24, 2011
Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ (Chairman) - Ateneo de Davao University
Fr. Primitivo Viray, Jr., SJ - Ateneo de Naga University
Fr. Ramon Jose Villarin, SJ - Ateneo de Manila University
Fr. Antonio Moreno, SJ - Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Fr. Ismael Jose Chan-Gonzaga III, SJ - Loyola College of College
Fr. Robert Yap, SJ - Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan)
Fr. Andreas Sugijopranoto, SJ - St. Michael’s Technical Academy (ATMI-Solo)
Prof. Yuji Kawano, SJ - Elisabeth University of Music
Prof. Tadashi Takizawa - Sophia University
Francisca Ninik Yudianti - Sanata Dharma University
Jae H. Roe - Sogang University
Yustinus Wahyo Nursanto - St. Michael’s Technical Academy (ATMI-Solo)
Cyprianus Kuntoro Adi - Sanata Dharma University
Rebecca Torres – Ateneo de Naga University
Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo – Ateneo de Manila University
Elisabeth Bron Enerio – Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan)
Fr. Stephan Rothlin, SJ – Center for International Business Ethics
Fr. Masashi Masuda, SJ – Sophia University
Romulo Vinci Bueza – AJCU-AP Executive Secretary
Loyola School of Theology
FuJen Catholic University
Loyola University Chicago-Vietnam Office
Intellectual Apostolate-Australian Province
The Beijing Center
Day 1 – 23 August 2011
I - Opening Prayer and Formal Welcome
- Fr. Primitivo Viray, SJ led the opening prayer.
- Fr. KajiyamaYoshio, SJ, Father Provincial of Japan, gave a formal welcome stressing on the promotion of solidarity among Jesuit schools in Asia Pacific.
- Dr. Tadashi Takizawa, President of Sophia University, formally welcomed everyone to Sophia University.
- Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, Chair of AJCU-AP gave a formal welcome citing what was to be achieved during the meeting.
II – CEO Sharing
- Francisca Ninik Yudianti, representing Fr. Paul Priyatamtama of Sanata Dharma University, shared that they want more collaboration with business schools. As host of the 2012 Student Learning Program, they want to focus on the area of business. She also shared that students of Sanata Dharma are now actively involved in community outreach.
- Fr. Antonio Moreno, SJ, president of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, shared that they will be celebrating their 100th year anniversary in 2012. He shared that AdZU has a new program in consortium with Xavier University and with 17 new students in the College of Law. He also shared that there is a proliferation of guns and conflict in Zamboanga yet insubstantial government relief. He also asked that there be more collaboration with the other schools through the JCAP.
- Fr. Ramon Jose Villarin, SJ, president of Ateneo de Manila University, shared that taking over the leadership of AdMU was a formidable task. He said that AdMU is a national institution and he is not yet used to it. He said that since AdMU is a powerful institution, the potential in changing society is also great. Fr. Villarin saw it as a challenge. He mentioned that ASEAN is now the fastest growing economies in the world; hence AJCU-AP has an important role in changing the world through education.
- Fr. Andreas Sugijopranoto, SJ, Director of ATMI-Solo, shared that the Indonesian government issued a decree making their school Polytechnic. He mentioned that their graduates are appreciated by employers but their future is bleak because the employers want college graduates. Fr. Andreas said that they do not want to make just another polytechnic school, not just another program for diploma courses. He thanked Ateneo de Manila University and Xavier University for training some of their instructors. He also mentioned that ATMI-Solo has difficulty sending participants to the Student Learning Program (SLP) because of the rigidity of the students’ schedule.
- Mr. Jae H. Roe, representing Prof. Jong-Wook Lee of Sogang University, shared that they opened new buildings during the week. They are also working on interdisciplinary courses like “Art and Technology” and “Korean Studies in English.”
- Fr. Robert Yap, president of Xavier University, said that he is also a new president. He shared that is trying to balance his work as President and Treasurer of the Philippine Province. He also shared the challenges of administering Xavier University which has 16,000 students and 3 campuses. He also mentioned that they are planning on constructing a new building.
Day 2 – 24 August 2011
I – Continuation of CEO Sharing
- Fr. Ismael Jose Chan-Gonzaga III, SJ, president of Loyola College of Culion, shared that he is both a newly ordained Jesuit priest and a new president of a small school in Palawan. He said that there is resistance from the community when they started to venture with social entrepreneurship. He also shared that they have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with St. Paul University – Manila. He appealed for help from AJCU-AP members.
- Prof. Yuji Kawano, president of Elisabeth University of Music, shared that their school only has one Jesuit staff. He said that the lay staffs are not carrying-out the Jesuit mission of the school. He mentioned their plans on recruiting international students and added that exposure to international cultures is needed by our students.
- Fr. Primitivo Viray, Jr., SJ, president of Ateneo de Naga University shared that he is also a new president of AdNU. He said that he is happy to take on this assignment especially because people in AdNU are very kind and talented. He said that he is confident of this new mission given him.
- Francisca Ninik Yudianti (Sanata Dharma University) shared that Sanata Dharma has become a competitor of ATMI on their polytechnic school. She also shared the problem of Jesuits being given different assignments and being gone from the university without any notice. She said that the situation gives her difficulty in reporting to the government.
- Fr. Stephan Rothlin, SJ, Secretary General of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, shared that the Jesuits are now teaching in public schools and that private universities are now marginalized. He said that we can do a lot in China but not in the area of the Church. He mentioned that people have to understand first the situation in China by dealing with people underground.
- Rebecca Torres, Academic Vice President of Ateneo de Naga University, shared that their research center has done a lot especially in the area of mining. She shared that they are having a green revolution in their campus and that waste management system has been set-up. The study on the devotion to Our Lady of Peñafrancia has already been done and it tries to reconcile the phenomenon of a very religious people in a poor region. She also shared that they now have more Chinese volunteers teaching Mandarin.
- Elisabeth Enerio, International Cooperation and Networking Officer of Xavier University, shared that Fr. Robert Yap, SJ has pushed them to do more research especially on food and water. She mentioned that Xavier University is stressing on the importance of Agriculture and Engineering in Mindanao. She also shared about the Eco-waste management contract of Xavier University with ATMI-Solo.
- Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, president of Ateneo de Davao University, shared that he is also a new president of AdDU and that he needed to address first various internal conflicts. He mentioned that instruction, research and outreach must not be outsourced but instead should come from the center. He also shared that they are reflecting on the process of creating advocacy statements, scientific statements and university statements. He shared that AdDU is currently advocating for a new mining legislation and that he said it can also be addressed by AJCU-AP.
- Yustinus Wahyo Nursanto, Vice Director for Marketing of ATMI, gave a personal sharing. He said that the Jesuits have been very helpful to him. He shared that now he is dealing with industries and the marketing of their school. He also said that he is very proud and happy to be a lay partner of the Jesuits.
II – Talk on Teaching Business Ethics by Fr. Stephan Rothlin, SJ
- Fr. Stephan Rothlin, SJ presented a talk on Teaching Business Ethics entitled “International Business Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching as challenge for the commitment to value based education –Some Thought Provoking Errors.”
- Based on the impulses and multi-disciplinary contributions from the Center for International Business Ethics a resolution was moved and seconded:
RESOLUTION 1: Resolved, to establish in AJCU-AP member schools interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in responsible leadership based on inputs coming from the Center for International Business Ethics.
III – Business Meeting
Approval of the Minutes of the August 24-25, 2010 Annual Meeting
- Without any comment or correction, on a motion made and seconded, the minutes of August 24-25, 2010 meeting were approved as presented.
RESOLUTION 2: Resolved, that the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities- Asia Pacific board of directors approves the Minutes of the August 24-25 Annual Meeting.
Sophia University’s Report on the 2010 SLP
- Fr. Masashi Masuda, SJ of Sophia University presented a report on the Student Learning Program 2010 in Cambodia.
- Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ mentioned that there are proposals to include in the SLP participants from the United Stated of America and other western developed nations. He said that it will definitely change the distinctly Asian content and flavor of the SLP.
- No motion was made regarding the Student Learning Program.
Reports of the Different Consortia
- Francisca Ninik Yudianti (Sanata Dharma) gave a report on Atheism, Secularism, Fundamentalism and Inter-religious Dialogue (ASFIRD).
- Fr. Moreno suggested that there should be more collaboration and interaction among members.
- Jae Roe (Sogang University) reported on Faith and Culture.
- Fr. Tabora said that there should be more interactive collaboration. He added that an action-plan is needed for all the consortia.
- Fr. Villarin, SJ (Ateneo de Manila University) reported on Migration.
- Fr. Villarin added that it is possible to start the collaboration with the resolution on Business Ethics.
- Fr. Tabora said that he is glad that Fr. Villarin will focus on it. He asked that there should be a gathering of the members of the consortium. He said that it is important to focus and bring about the collaboration. He said that we don’t want to outsource and that we have to learn to work with our people.
- Fr. Masashi Masuda, SJ reported on Environment and Climate Change.
- Fr. Masuda gave his regrets that Sophia University was not able to work on the consortium on Environment and Climate Change. He said that Fr. Jean-Claude Hollerich was very busy because of the East Japan Disasters. He added that they will have an action-planning after the ASEACCU meeting.
- Fr. Tabora mentioned that he was very happy that Fr. Masuda will continue with the consortia.
“Growing a Green Campus”
- Fr. Sugijopranoto, SJ suggested that the body should now look into the letter of Fr. Pedro Walpole, SJ, Chair of JCAP’s Reconciliation with Creation Committee. The letter was sent by Fr. Walpole to Fr. Tabora.
- Fr. Tabora, SJ commented that they can agree to adopt the “Growing a Green Campus” program and ask the Consortium on Environment and Climate Change to work on it.
- On a motion made and seconded, the adoption of “Growing a Green Campus” program was approved.
RESOLUTION 3: Resolved, to adopt in our schools the “Growing a Green Campus Program” as proposed by JCAP’s Reconciliation with Creation Committee, on the understanding that the schools give appropriate curricular content to serve this purpose.
AJCU-AP Networking Officers
- Fr. Tabora, SJ gave his thanks to the members for appointing their networking officers for easy communication. He then proposed to invite the networking officers to the annual meetings of AJCU-AP for more interaction and collaboration among the member schools.
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors approved the invitation of the networking officers for the Annual Meeting in 2012.
RESOLUTION 4: Resolved, to invite the networking officers of AJCU-AP members to the annual meeting in 2012, in Taipei, Taiwan.
New Treasurer of AJCU-AP
- Fr. Tabora, SJ proposed that there should be a new treasurer because of his new assignment from Naga City to Davao City, Philippines. He suggested Br. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ minister of the Jesuit community in Davao City.
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors approved the appointment of Br. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ as treasurer.
RESOLUTION 5: Resolved, to appoint Br. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ, minister of the Ateneo de Davao Jesuit Community, as Treasurer of AJCU-AP.
Change in Bank
- Fr. Tabora, SJ proposed that there should be a change in the association account from Naga to Davao.
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors approved the change in bank from Asia United Bank in Naga City to Bank of the Philippine Islands in Davao City.
RESOLUTION 6: Resolved, to approve the change in bank from Asia United Bank in Naga City to Bank of the Philippine Islands in Davao City.
Approval of Budget Report
- Fr. Tabora, SJ presented the Budget Report for 2010 to 2011.
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors approved the Budget Report for the period 2010-2011.
RESOLUTION 7: Resolved, that the AJCU-AP Board of Directors approves the Budget Report for the period 2010-2011.
Approval of the Proposed Budget
- Fr. Tabora, SJ presented the Proposed Budget for 2011-2012.
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors approved the Proposed Budget for the period 2011-2012
RESOLUTION 8: Resolved, that the AJCU-AP Board of Directors approves the Proposed Budget for the period 2011-2012.
Next Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors approved that the next meeting be hosted by FuJen Catholic University in Taiwan.
RESOLUTION 9: Resolved, that the next meeting of the AJCU-AP Board of Directors be held in Taiwan and hosted by FuJen Catholic University.
Gratitude to Sophia University
- On a motion made and seconded, the board of directors expressed its gratitude to Sophia University for the success of the Annual Meeting.
RESOLUTION 10: Resolved, that the AJCU-AP Board of Directors commends and expresses its utmost gratitude to Sophia University for the success of the Annual Meeting.