Strategic Plan

Fall 2018 – Summer 2021

Larkin University is a private non-profit higher education institution focusing on master’s and doctoral level programs in health professions to empower diverse graduates who reflect the demographics of the healthcare needs of the communities we serve.

To become a nationally and internationally recognized university through its educational programs, research and scholarly activity, and development of solutions that promote the common good of health and society.

Larkin University is committed to:.

  • Accountability
  • Community Service
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Research
  • Social Justice

Strategic Goal 1: Establish exemplary health professions programs within the context of a changing global environment.

Action Item 1: Improve system to systematically evaluate Larkin University curricula to ensure relevance, depth, instruction, and learning outcomes.
Action Item 2: Implement the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical and Translational Research.
Action Item 3: Explore the Feasibility of Developing a Center for Interprofessional Education.
Action Item 4: Initiate an office of training for non-degree based post-graduate training (e.g., continuing professional education, residency, post-doctoral fellowship).
Action Item 5: Establish specialized tracks for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Action Item 6: Expand healthcare related graduate programs.
Action Item 7: Obtain state, programmatic, and regional licensure/accreditation as appropriate.

Strategic Goal 2: Develop Larkin University into a diverse academic community that promotes leadership in the health care professions.

Action Item 1: Recruit a talented and diverse student body, faculty, and staff including ethnicity,
experience, age, gender identity, and “distance traveled. *
*Distance traveled is an umbrella term used within higher education which encompasses first generation students, economically or educationally disadvantaged, immigration or language barriers, disabilities, etc.
Action Item 2: Expand student support to promote student success at Larkin University and in his/her
professional goals.
Action Item 3: Maintain and adapt physical facilities to accommodate a variety of needs that are
comparative to peer institutions.
Action Item 4: Establish articulation agreements with colleges and universities for matriculation of
students into Larkin University programs.
Action Item 5: Enhance employee benefits for improved recruitment and retention of highly qualified
faculty and staff.
Action Item 6: Improve instructional technology to enhance course delivery and student learning.
Action Item 7: Secure Title IV funding to allow for increased student financing options for
graduate/professional education. *                           *Pending SACS accreditation
Action Item 8: Develop and implement branding, marketing, and social media strategy.
Action Item 9: Creation of an Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.
Action Item 10: Create endowed faculty positions.
Action Item 11: Enhance library information resources to be comparable to peer institutions.

Strategic Goal 3: Develop research that is relevant to the community we serve.

Action Item 1: Identify research opportunities that are relevant to the University mission and vision.
Action Item 2: Secure research equipment and accessories (lab and computational) including emergency
support systems.
Action Item 3: Establish internal research support.
Action Item 4: Create research physical space.
Action Item 5: Integrate students and post-graduate trainees in university research.
Action Item 6: Recruit personnel to facilitate the research process.
Action Item 7: Implement the safety- and ethics-related committees.
Action Item 8: Obtain research facility certification and accreditation.
Action Item 9: Facilitate faculty grantsmanship.

Strategic Goal 4: Engage with the community where our students learn and work.

Action Item 1: Improve the esthetics of the Larkin University campus.
Action Item 2: Explore educational opportunities for the LU community.
Action Item 3: Develop and implement branding, marketing, and social media strategy.
Action Item 4: Engage with the local community to provide health-related education and services.