Our Strategic Plan
Adler University’s Strategic Plan charts the direction for realizing our mission and our vision to be the leading academic institution advancing socially responsible practice, healthy communities, and a more just society.The plan is the outcome of hard work and interaction of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners, and trustees across our campuses, over many months. Click here to read more about our Adler University Strategic Plan: 2015-2020.
Our Annual Magazine
Published annually, Social Change features compelling accounts of the impact our socially responsible students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are making on their communities—as well as news, initiatives and events of Adler University.
Read our latest issue, "Politics of Justice" (summer 2016), including stories on:
- Advancing social justice for Syrian refugees;
- Leading efforts for policy change to create healthier communities;
- Supporting police survivors of trauma; and
- Our evolving Vancouver campus, new academic programs, increased LGBTQ services, and more.
- Summer 2015: "Becoming Adler University"
- Summer 2014: "Enhancing the Human Condition/Creating Connectedness"
- Summer 2013: Transforming in Justice
- Summer 2012: Binding Conviction
- Summer 2011: Healing Urban Dis-ease
Evolution : Revolution (2015 Annual Report)
Our revolution is to change the world. It's a revolution we are uniquely prepared to generate. We were founded to advance Alfred Adler's profound teaching that it's our human responsibility to improve social conditions. As the world's problems have evolved, so too have we, as an institution of higher learning, to address them.
Game Changer (2014 Annual Report)
A game changer alters the landscape. It confronts challenge and refuses to relent. That's what we're all about this year: game-changing ideas that transform. What hasn't changed is our mission: graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
Breaking the Rules (2013 Annual Report)
Our approaches break the rules. They defy expectations of a graduate institution. It is what we have done since 1952, when our school was founded to train practitioners who can advance Alfred Adler's pioneering conepts for acheiving health through social interest.
Driven by Alfred Adler’s paradigm-shifting, rule-breaking, revolutionary ideas for sixty years. (2012 Annual Report)
In 1952, Rudolf Dreikurs came to Chicago and established the Alfred Adler Institute to train practitioners in applying Alfred Adler revolutionary ideas: Our health resides in our community life, and socially responsible practitioners work to ensure community health. Today, as the Adler University, we continue preparing practitioners who apply these ideas like never before.
It’s been a good year. (2011 Annual Report)
Meeting ambitious goals. Preparing greater numbers of future practitioners. Building new support, and being nationally recognized for our advocacy, practice, and approaches. In these challenging times, these are things to be proud of. And we are. It’s been a good year for Adler University. And what’s important about that is the “why.”