Transforming SLU encompasses a variety of efforts designed to help us become a world-class research university and the first choice among students, patients, faculty, physicians, staff and other stakeholders as envisioned in the University’s strategic plan.
During the 2017-18 academic year, we will consider ways to achieve key strategic priorities, including:
In spirit and purpose, the initiatives that support Transforming SLU are focused on mission, academic excellence, distinctiveness and growth.
We are engaged in our first comprehensive campus master planning process in more than a quarter century. Our campus master plan considers where SLU is today and how the University’s strategic priorities will impact facilities in the next 10-20 years.
During the 2017-18 academic year, we will host a new speakers series featuring national experts addressing critical topics, ranging from the challenges facing colleges and universities to the innovations taking place in higher education.
To make undergraduate education at SLU even more distinctive, we are working to adopt new University core student learning outcomes that will direct the development of a new, University-wide core curriculum. A newly established, faculty-led committee will be responsible for curriculum development and implementation.
Our strategy for growth involves initiatives with the potential to extend our educational mission to new or existing markets; generate new annual net revenues; and support building our brand reputation for academic excellence. Assistant to the President for Growth Justin Daffron, S.J., is coordinating this effort in partnership with University leadership.
The operational excellence program is an institution-wide initiative designed to make SLU — as an organization — more efficient and effective, as well as to identify opportunities for increased revenue and growth.