Loyola University Chicago

Office of the President

Loyola University Chicago Strategic Plan: Week One Synopsis

February 27, 2009

Synopsis of Week One Comments:

Thank you to all the members of the University community who read and commented upon the draft “Transformative Education in the Jesuit Tradition” document. The comments discussed a number of aspects of the document, although a few themes emerged. There was general appreciation for the document, with widespread support for the vision of education described. The most significant critical observation is that the document does not mention staff members at Loyola to the extent merited by their important contributions to the life and mission of the university. This is a significant observation, which will be addressed in the next version of this paper. The remainder of specific concerns raised are addressed to some extent in the goals, strategies, and tactics which are being prepared for distribution in the coming weeks.

The next document I would invite your comments and feedback on is a 2009–2014 strategic plan preamble and the three overarching institutional goals identified by the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. This information has been posted to the link: http://www.luc.edu/strategicplanning/2009-2014. Please send your comments and feedback toplanfeedback@luc.edu.

Please be reminded that since we are still in the process of developing the next iteration of our strategic plan, the documents that are being sent to you to review and comment on are posted on an internal link that is accessible only to members of the Loyola community. Therefore, only computers connected to the Loyola network will be able to view these documents.

Thank you for your feedback on the draft preamble and three institutional goals. I will send a synopsis of your feedback as well as the draft plan’s strategies next week.


Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President, Loyola University Chicago