2001 Strategic Plan
Within the decade, Saint Louis University will achieve distinction as the finest Catholic university in the United States. The University will attain this distinction by focusing its energy, resources, and efforts to advance its mission and realize its vision.
The strategic plan represents the culmination of the work of more than 1,000 members of the Saint Louis University community who have been active participants in planning activities since the cycle commenced during the 2000-2001 academic year. Their creativity and dedication have resulted in the identification of the University's positive core and the formulation of strategic directions and University goals.
The positive core is defined as those factors that give the University its health and vitality and sustain an environment where innovation is fostered. The strategic directions, indications of where the University needs to renew and expand its efforts, are grounded in the mission, vision, and positive core. These four strategic directions represent broad strokes pointing the University to the future.
- Expanding Research Integrated with Teaching, Learning, and Service
- Advancing Community with Diversity
- Fostering Technology Dedicated to Student Formation and the Generation of Knowledge
- Promoting Continuous Institutional Learning and Innovation
The University goals are designed to advance the strategic directions.
As a result of the active involvement and commitment of the University community to the process, the strategic plan represents consensus on the future of the University and a commitment to that future. The strategic plan will continue to promote coordination across the University as the community moves in a shared direction.