At its August 10, 2006 meeting, the UT System Board of Regents reviewed and accepted its new 10-year strategic plan, the result of work over the previous year to create a new planning framework.
Strategic Plan at a Glance
Full-length UT System Strategic Plan 2006-2015 (PDF, 09/01/06)
UT System Strategic Plan 2006-2015 Executive Summary (09/01/06)
This ambitious planning framework depends on shared responsibilities that align what people and institutions are expected to do with the results for which they are held accountable.
Internal planning tools in this framework include: the UT System strategic plan and annual accountability and performance reports and regular reports to the Board of Regents on specific initiatives, as well as a flexible schedule for individual institution strategic or long-range plans, institution Compacts, and the presidents’ work plans.
Externally, plans for institutions and the System are part of the planning process of the Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Closing the Gaps goals, as well as regional and specialized accreditation studies.
The progress and impact of the System’s strategic investments and initiatives are monitored through the annual report; in-depth reports on critical issues and strategic initiatives; and an annual summary for the Board on progress toward the plan’s overall goals.
Presentation of Strategic Plan to the Board of Regents (08/10/06)
UT System Board of Regents Planning Retreat Agenda Materials (January 2006)
UT System Administration Planning: Video from First Annual Chancellor's Town Hall Meeting - February 15, 2006
Previous UT System Board of Regents Strategic Planning
- 1995 - 1999. The University of Texas System Long Range Plan and Strategic Initiatives for the period 1995-1999 outlined goals and initiatives for students, faculty, patient care, community service, and organizational efficiency. Its viewpoint was System-wide, but it also included short highlights from each institution's plan that aligned with the broad goals and initiatives. It is the longest and most specific of the most recent plans, although it does not outline expected outcomes. In 1998, the System-wide mission statement embedded in the plan was updated.
- 2000 - 2004. In December 2000, The University of Texas Board of Regents adopted a new long-range plan, Service to Texas in the New Century. This plan lays out a vision for System leadership and direction to 2030 and reflects the System's commitment to address Closing the Gaps, the State of Texas master plan for higher education. It provides examples from many institutions but does not document this alignment consistently, nor does it delineate expected outcomes in great detail.
Capital Planning Task Force Report (March 2004)
Economic Impact Study: A Study of the Economic Impact of the UT System (March 2005)
Presentations at November 2005 Society for College and University Planning:
- American Council on Education. Framing New Terrain: Older Adults & Higher Education. Washington, D.C.: ACE, 2007.
- Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. "Ten Public Policy Issues for Higher Education in 2007 and 2008." Public Policy Paper Series 07-01 (2007).
- Byrne, Richard. "Higher Education 2015: How Will the Future Shake Out?" The Chronicle of Higher Education 25 Nov. 2005: A1+.
- The College Board. "Trends in College Pricing." Ed. Sandy Baum and Jennifer Ma. Trends in Higher Education (2007). "Trends in Student Aid." Ed. Sandy Baum and Patricia Steele. Trends in Higher Education (2007). (see also the general Trends in Higher Education Website)
- Davis, Houston, Brian Noland, and Patrick Kelly. Texas Educational Needs Index State Report. Tennesee: Educational Needs Index, 2006.
- Hacker, Holly. "4-year colleges cost more in Texas." Dallas Morning News 22 Oct. 2007.
- McRae, Hamish. The World in 2020. Great Britain: HarperCollins, 1994. (see related presentation)
- The Milken Institute. An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease. Ed. Ross deVol and Armen Bedroussian. Santa Monica: Milken Institute, 2007.
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Education at a Glance 2007. Paris: OECD Publications, 2007.
- Paddock, Richard C. "Less to bank on at state universities." Los Angeles Times 7 Oct. 2007.
- Peterson, Erik R., presenter. Scanning the Future. Webcast hosted by American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Society for College and University Planning 7 Mar. 2006.
- Society for College and University Planning. Trends in Higher Education July (2007).
- The University of Texas System. Trends Affecting Higher Education. Comp. Office of Institutional Planning and Accountability. Austin: UT System, 2005. (see the sources document.)
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. "The Global Race for Knowledge: Are We Losing?" Wilson Quarterly Autumn (2006).
- Woolridge, Adrian. "The brains business: A survey of higher education." The Economist 10 Sep. 2005.
- Yankelovich, Daniel. "Ferment and Change: Higher Education in 2015." The Chronicle of Higher Education 25 Nov. 2005: B6+.