A community message was distributed to faculty, staff, and students about the launch of the new Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse website and a series of special discussions on topics of current interest including citizen rights, social activism, and immigration. READ MORE
In a letter to faculty, staff, and students, Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, and John P. Pelissero, PhD, announce the appointment of Goutham M. Menon, PhD, as the dean of the School of Social Work. Dr. Menon currently serves as director of the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he also holds a faculty appointment as professor of social work. READ MORE
In a letter to faculty, staff, and students, Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, and John P. Pelissero, PhD, announce the appointment of Michael J. Kaufman, JD, as the dean of the School of Law. Professor Kaufman has been a member of the Loyola law faculty since 1986 and served as the School of Law's associate dean for academic affairs from 2005 until July 2016, when he assumed the role of interim dean. READ MORE
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Ed.D., as Assistant Provost for Academic Student Services. Dr. Cooper-Gibson joins us from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago where she is currently Dean of Students. Dr. Cooper-Gibson returns to Loyola University Chicago where she had worked for eight years, most recently as the Assistant Dean of the School of Communication. LEARN MORE
In a letter to faculty and staff, Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, and John P. Pelissero, PhD, announce the appointment of Michael F. Andrews, PhD, as the next director of the John Felice Rome Center. Dr. Andrews will join Loyola on August 1 from the University of Portland, where he is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as professor of philosophy, director of the Catholic Studies program, and McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics. READ MORE
A community message was distributed to faculty, staff, and students with information regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order issued on Friday, January 27, that suspends entry into the United States for immigrants and nonimmigrants from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—for the next 90 days. READ MORE
David Slavsky, Ph.D., currently Chair, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, has been named Assistant Provost and Director of the newly formed Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Dr. Slavsky will assume his new responsibilities on a part-time basis effective February 1, 2017 and full-time effective May 1, 2017. As Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Slavsky will oversee an office responsible for institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, internal and external reporting, data analytics, and academic quality and program review. READ MORE
Sponsored by Loyola's Strategic Plan 2020 and supported by the Provost's Office and the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy, Loyola University faculty and directors will have the opportunity to be a part of a national initiative launched in collaboration with leading universities and foundations to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s brilliant but underrepresented thinkers. LEARN MORE
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), a Loyola approved study abroad program provider, is currently accepting applications for its Visiting Professor Program. USAC has a variety of programs around the world and are seeking to fill positions for summer 2018, fall 2018, J-Term 2018 and spring 2019.
If you are interested, please review the attached materials. Applicants must have the approval of their Department Chair/Dean. The deadline to apply is December 5, 2016. You are welcome to contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-508-3307 with any questions. LEARN MORE
Plan 2020: Building a More Just, Humane and Sustainable World includes a prominent institutional priority to “Advance our Social Justice Mission through Faculty Development.” All academic leaders, including those trusted with the process of new faculty recruitment for their programs and schools, are responsible for enhancing our recruitment efforts to seek individuals to join our faculty who are committed to our mission and to transformative education and justice. What do we mean by "hiring for mission"? LEARN MORE
Invitation to Faculty Receptions hosted by Dr. Jo Ann Rooney and Dr. John Pelissero
All faculty are invited to join us at a reception in October. These events will offer us an opportunity to socialize and enjoy camaraderie with colleagues during the fall semester. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and no RSVP is necessary.
The Lake Shore campus reception will take place on Wednesday, October 19 from 5-7 p.m. in Piper Hall.
The Water Tower campus reception will take place on Wednesday, October 26 from 5-7 p.m. in Lewis Towers, Beane Hall (13th floor).
On September 23, Provost John P. Pelissero, PhD, announced a new Academic Innovation Team that will be led by Joan Phillips, Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean in the Quinlan School of Business. LEARN MORE
Faculty Convocation, now in its tenth year, is an annual event that celebrates the official opening of the school year, welcomes faculty members new to Loyola, and recognizes faculty achievements. This year's Convocation was also a special opportunity for faculty to meet Loyola's President, Dr. Jo Ann Rooney. The Lakeside Convocation was on Sunday, September 18th and the Health Sciences Convocation was on Monday, September 19th. For transcripts of remarks and the program, please click here. READ MORE