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Living Our Institutional Vocations: Saint Louis University Academic Strategic Plan

Saint Louis University’s Five-Year Academic Strategic Plan

Guiding our scholarly work is SLU’s Academic Strategic Plan, a five-year collaborative road map inspired by the Jesuit Apostolic Preferences and developed through an inclusive, transparent process for all who have a stake in SLU’s future.

Download the Academic Strategic Plan (PDF)

Explore the Academic Strategic Plan's Five Priorities

All Strategic Priorities

Living Our Institutional Vocations

A hallmark of Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy is the iterative cycle of critical self-examination, reflection and action. This process is predicated on an informed understanding of our historical and contemporary context and the specific institutional and environmental experiences that influence each stage. 

Engaging in regular academic strategic planning throughout the University is, for Jesuit universities, a fundamental expression of this cycle.

Implementation of the Plan