This document summarizes more than two years of conversations by faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the Board of Trustees to articulate common themes in the Catholic and Marianist mission and identity of the University of Dayton. These conversations were guided and periodically summarized by the Mission and Identity Task Force.
The Task Force began by reviewing multiple documents on mission and identity produced by the University community over the past 40 years and, through that review, developed a preliminary framework of contemporary issues facing the University and themes of UD’s mission and identity. This framework served as a starting point for University-wide conversations during the Spring Semester of 2012. The Task Force organized multiple conversations with faculty, staff, students, and trustees and systematically gathered affirmations, critiques, and revisions of the preliminary framework. This document provides a major revision of the preliminary framework based on the responses of the Spring Conversations of 2012.
The purpose of this document is to help faculty, staff, students, trustees, and other University stakeholders appreciate the Catholic and Marianist mission and identity of the University of Dayton. The Task Force endeavored to state the themes of the Catholic and Marianist mission and identity of the University in contemporary language and in a way that would help the University community further clarify and focus its vision of excellence and incorporate these themes into its educational program.
University of Dayton, "Common Themes in the Mission and Identity of the University of Dayton: A Report of the Mission and Identity Task Force" (2012). Documents of the Office for Mission and Rector. 3.