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1 Division of Student Development Open Fora, Fall 2014 Loyola Strategic Vision

2 Overview of Open Fora  Purpose  Review what Division of Student Development accomplished in current strategic plan  Update on planning process  Small Group Time

3 Purpose of Open Fora  Division of Student Development seeking input from students and staff  What should DSD be focusing upon in next 5-year Strategic Plan?  Especially in light of renewed commitment to social justice  Primary focus of this forum will be Student Development  Input regarding academic issues will be shared with appropriate office

4 What happened with the Strategic Plan? New Student Development Programs (1 0f 4)  Outdoor Experiential Education (2010) with 6,430 participants last year  Start the Fire Initiative: Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) for Change program (2011)  Second Year Experience (2012)  Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES) program  Adoption of OrgSync as a student organization management system

5 Highlights from Plan New Student Development Programs (2 0f 4)  Residence Hall Chaplains assigned in 6 different halls.  Interfaith Youth Core Inventory  Interfaith Ally Training and expanded programming  Develop unique Learning Communities related to LUC’s core values  Leadership for Social Change (2012)  Sustainability  Service and Faith (2013)

6 Highlights from Plan New Student Development Programs (3 0f 4)  Annual Weekend of Excellence  The Maroon & Gold Society  Key Experiences – Convocation, Half-Way to Graduation, Commencement  Alternative Break Immersion for men of color and women of color (2014)  Bystander Intervention Program established as part of University 101 course (2014)

7 Highlights from Plan New Student Development Programs (4 0f 4)  Urban Issues Summit (in-depth exposure to social justice issues facing urban communities) at WTC  DSD Cultural Competence Committee (2009) to enhance staff understanding of, appreciation for, diversity.  Graduate Compass (2013) to better orient graduate and professional students to available to Water Tower Campus.  Hosted NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship (2014)  WON NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship (2014)

8 Highlights from Plan Expanded Student Development Programs (1 of 2)  Expansion of Welcome Week  Increase in Late Night Programming Initiatives  Expansion of the Registered Student Organization (RSO) & Sponsored Student Organization (SSO) support  Expansion of the Sorority & Fraternity Life (SFL)  Expansion of Labre Homeless Ministry for both graduate and undergraduate students

9 Highlights from Plan Expanded Student Development Programs (2 of 2)  Expansion of faith-based retreats (almost 1500 students last year)  Participation in Alternative Break Immersion Trips has expanded  Aligned Learning Community themes with core courses to fully integrate the core curriculum with Learning Community Programs

10 Highlights from Plan New Construction (1 of 3)  Norville Center for Intercollegiate Athletics (2010)  Gentile Arena was transformed into a true arena (2011)  New Residence Halls  Bellarmine Hall (2012)  De Nobili Hall (2013)  San Francisco Hall (2013)  Cuneo Hall

11 Highlights from Plan New Construction (2 of 3)  Arnold J. Damen, S.J. Student Center - 125,000 sq. ft. - opened April  Campus Ministry and Community Service & Action share suite  Dedicated prayer rooms and social spaces for Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim students  New homes for Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Greek Affairs, Leadership Development & Second Year Experience  Damen Dining Hall  Movie theater

12 Highlights from Plan New Construction (3 of 3)  LUREC acquired, opened in 2010  Challenge Course  Terry Student Center renovated to include Fitness Studio (2013)  Wellness Center satellite facility at Water Tower Campus (2014)  Wellness Center moved into new facilities in Granada Center (2014)  Halas Recreation Center remodeled, with a newly renovated 25 yard, 8-lane pool (2014)

13 Developing the Vision  Transformative Education in the Jesuit Tradition (2009)  Adolfo Nicolas, S.J. Depth, Universality, and Learned Ministry: Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education Today (2010)  Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J. The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice (2000)

14 Two Aspects of Vision Document I. Social Justice II. Institutional Priorities Vision document is available at:

15 Social Justice Four required commitments of a university working for social justice:  Personal or Spiritual Transformation  Preferential Option for the Poor and Marginalized  Practice of Accompaniment or Solidarity  Simultaneous Focus on the Local and the Global

16 Institutional Priorities 1.Leveraging University Resources to Ensure Underserved Student Success 2.Reimagining Knowledge to Solve Complex Societal Challenges 3.Engaging Societal Challenges Globally 4.Integrating Faith, Reason, and Justice 5.Building a University Community of Dialogue and Justice

17 Open Fora Format  Brainstorming at this stage; not debating merits of ideas  Four key ground rules (from isixsigma.com) 1.There are no dumb ideas 2.Don’t criticize other people’s ideas 3.Build on other people’s ideas 4.Reverse the thought of “quality over quantity.”  Collecting thoughts, ideas, perspectives  As with all brainstorming, strategic planning, cannot expect that all ideas will be used

18 Small Group Time: DSD Departments  Three small group sessions: So you will be able to talk about three DSD departments  During each session, each small group will focus on one DSD department, brainstorming how they might fulfill the 5 institutional priorities from the Vision document  Sessions will be 20 minutes of conversation followed by 10 minutes of reporting out.

19 DSD Departments (11)  Campus Recreation  Campus Ministry  Community Service  Damen Center  Leadership Development  Residence Life  Second Year Experience  Student Activities  Student Diversity  Wellness Center  WTC Life

20 Small Group Brainstorming  Which of the institutional priorities should this department address?  What are strengths that this department has in addressing the institutional priorities?  What are obstacles that this department has in addressing the institutional priorities?  Do you know of any best practices from another institution that this department might adopt?

21 Institutional Priority #1 Leveraging University Resources to Ensure Underserved Student Success  NEXT STEP: Each program and academic unit of the University is asked to offer creative ideas for how it might more intentionally leverage its resources for the academic programs under its control to address the financial, personal, technological, and social challenges that remain for students from underserved populations, while continuing to assess how well its recruitment strategies seek out those who are not currently served and who could benefit from a Loyola degree or program. Please work in your small group to identify obstacles and opportunities related to this next step.

22 Institutional Priority #2 Reimagining Knowledge to Solve Complex Societal Challenges  NEXT STEP: Each academic unit, as well as all academic support units, are asked to describe those societal and environmental challenges which it feels most qualified to address and to identify those other disciplines within the University that must be engaged to address these challenges adequately and effectively. They should identify potential structural and institutional barriers to interdisciplinarity and identify what resources would be needed to advance these efforts. Please work in your small group to identify obstacles and opportunities related to this next step.

23 Institutional Priority #3 Engaging Societal Challenges Globally  NEXT STEPS: Each unit is asked to describe its chief programs, projects, and efforts that extend its reach in Chicago and beyond. What projects or programs could be expanded with the right resources? How can faculty and students become more globally engaged? Please work in your small group to identify obstacles and opportunities related to this next step.

24 Institutional Priority #4 Integrating Faith, Reason, and Justice  NEXT STEPS: Faculty in their academic homes and across disciplines are asked to reflect on and suggest ways in which we can deepen our commitments to an authentic search for truth, promote the sound practice of faith in action, and encourage the development of knowledge which will benefit society and particularly those at the margins. This aligns with initiatives from leading scientific organizations, like the National Science Foundation, that encourage research investigators to contemplate the broader societal impacts and ethical implications of their research. What new courses and initiatives might be needed? Please work in your small group to identify obstacles and opportunities related to this next step.

25 Institutional Priority #5 Building a University Community of Dialogue and Justice  NEXT STEPS: Faculty and staff are asked to reflect on how the University might become a more just and humane place and more sensitive to the needs of one another and the environment that surrounds us. What specific projects, structures, programs would advance this effort? Please work in your small group to identify obstacles and opportunities related to this next step.

26 Concluding Remarks, Next Steps  DSD Website: egicplan /  Initial DSD draft to Dr. Sam Attoh on December 1, 2014  This draft will be shared with DSD staff and student leadership after the December 1 submission. This may include “Town Hall” meetings in January Your thoughts are welcome on this continued dialogue.

27 Further Feedback  Send feedback via to  Division of Student Development Committee  Cass Coughlin, Director, Residence Life  Jack McLean, Assistant Vice President  K.C. Mmeje, Dean of Student & Assistant Vice President  Jane Neufeld, Vice President  Lisa Reiter, Director, Campus Ministry

28 Committee Contact Information  Cass Coughlin, Director, Residence Life   Jack McLean, Assistant Vice President   K.C. Mmeje, Dean of Student & Assistant Vice President   Jane Neufeld, Vice President   Lisa Reiter, Director, Campus Ministry 


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