Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Overview

Plan 2020

Overview

Plan 2020 will guide Loyola as we approach our sesquicentennial anniversary in 2020. The plan is grounded in over 450 years of Jesuit, Catholic tradition and the collective wisdom of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees. It is also informed by the present realities of our city and world and seeks to shape a better University and—through that University—a better future. Plan 2020 is a framework to focus our energies on improving the quality of education, so our students are prepared to be agents of change affecting their families, careers, and communities. It organizes how we will leverage the resources of the University to meet the needs of our city and our world and deepen our identity as a Jesuit, Catholic enterprise for learning. Plan 2020 will guide Loyola toward the goals established in "Transformative Education in the Jesuit Tradition." It articulates the University's collective aspirations to act more for transformative justice by contributing to a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

2020 Institutional priorities

Priority 1
.I.

Student access and success

STRATEGY 1

Recruit and retain underserved students

STRATEGY 2

Program for student success

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Arrupe College

Priority 2
.II.

Faculty Development

STRATEGY 3

Recruit, retain, and develop faculty for social justice

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Faculty Development for Advancing the Jesuit Humanistic Tradition

Priority 3
.III.

Programs for societal needs

STRATEGY 4

Collaborate to reduce health disparities

STRATEGY 5

Advance STEM and sustainability

STRATEGY 6

Address injustice and violence

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Health Disparities Research and Programming

Priority 4
.IV.

Local and global partnerships

STRATEGY 7

Develop community outreach programs

STRATEGY 8

Expand global engagement

MAJOR INITIATIVE

Loyola/ Rogers Park/Edgewater Partnerships

We will continue to advance the following goals, which have guided the University's recent strategic efforts:

  1. Deliver the premier undergraduate educational experience in Chicago, characterized by a transformative educational experience in the Jesuit tradition and a commitment to the underserved and social justice.

    Plan 2020 continues to position Loyola as the premier institution for undergraduate education in Chicago by offering transformative learning experiences, focusing on continuous quality improvement, and integrating social justice learning outcomes throughout our curriculum.

  2. Deliver a high-quality professional education that is characterized by excellence, innovation, justice, and leadership, in which the University strategically leverages the schools' and centers' assets, reputations, and resources.

    Success requires the alignment of our schools, institutes, and centers, as well as our administrative units, with the vision articulated in Plan 2020. Each unit will embark upon new initiatives to advance social justice, differentiating the University as an agent for social change. Put simply, we seek to have social justice learning and action across the University.

  3. Build an institutional culture devoted to collaborative and engaged learning, research, and service that promotes transformative justice to address complex societal issues.

    This goal will be measured by how the culture of the University evolves to embrace and promote transformative justice in all of our academic organizations and campus programs. Success metrics will be both quantitative and qualitative.