The journal was launched in 2013 after Boston College hosted a Roundtable for scholars and administrators at various Catholic universities in the United States. A major question that led to the convening of the Roundtable and the journal was what difference the Catholic intellectual tradition made in the work of teaching and research undertaken at Catholic universities. How did scholars and administrators see their work as reflecting, contributing to, and critiquing that tradition? How did that tradition shape the kind of work that faculty undertake, and how did it influence their teaching?
In 2014 Boston College will host a second Roundtable for scholars and administrators at other universities rooted in faith traditions. The journal will reflect the ways that these universities similarly draw connections between a faith tradition and the work of the institution.