Loyola University Chicago

Office of the Provost


  • Statement on Faculty Recruitment and Development

    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"?
  • Dean Steve A.N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, departing Stritch School of Medicine

    Dr. Goldstein to become vice chancellor for health affairs at University of California, Irvine and will oversee the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences. An interim dean for Stritch will be named in the coming weeks.
  • Update on SEIU Negotiations

    Loyola is currently in the midst of collective bargaining to reach a contract with SEIU Local 73, which represents several hundred full- and part-time non-tenure track faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. The University is sharing updates on the bargaining process and the potential impact on the campus community.
  • Loyola Supports High School Advocates

    Loyola assures applicants the University will not penalize students nor rescind any admission decision for applicants who choose to protest peacefully against gun violence.
  • Innovating for our Academic Future

    In a letter to faculty, John P. Pelissero, PhD, and Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, highlight the upcoming work of the Academic Innovation Team.
  • Supporting Our Undocumented Students

    A community message was distributed to students regarding the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The e-mail from John Pelissero, PhD, and Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, reaffirmed the University's support of all students and included resources and information for undocumented students and the wider campus community.
  • Opportunities for Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse

    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.
  • Assistant Provost for Academic Services

    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.
  • Executive Order Suspending Entry into the U.S. of Individuals from Seven Countries

    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.
  • Office of Institutional Effectiveness - Director Announced

    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.
  • OpEd Project: Application Deadline Extended

    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.
  • Academic Innovation Team

    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.