UT System Strategic Plan At A Glance
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- Rank among the top 2 public university systems.
- Recruit top researchers and host cross-disciplinary collaborations.
- Help keep Texas competitive by translating discoveries to the marketplace—health research, drug diagnostics and development, security, energy, bio-informatics, and nanoelectronics.
- Attract and graduate diverse and talented students on time.
- Develop the nation’s best pool of health professionals.
- Create efficient operations through new funding models and technology.
- Expand distance education.
- Measure outcomes and continuous improvement.
- Improving undergraduate success.
- Developing more majors in science,technology, engineering, and math.
- Using financial aid strategically.
- Managing enrollment strategically.
- Improving graduate education and the postdoctoral experience.
- Expanding global initiatives.
- Helping to keep Texas competitive.
- Enhancing research.
- Increasing technology transfer.
- Developing additional top-tier universities and areas of strength.
- Increasing impact on workforce development.
- Create new knowledge to improve health.
- Prepare a diverse group of high-quality health professionals to adequately serve the needs of Texas.
- Recruit, educate, train, and develop outstanding faculty members.
- Provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art, preventative, and therapeutic health care.
- Facilitate the translation of research discoveries to appropriate applications.
- Manage the health institutions in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
- Achieve growth in philanthropic support to allow more effective fulfillment of the institutions' mission.
- Increase public awareness of the mission and contribution of the health institutions.
- Encourage and assist an increasing number of K-12 and college students to pursue careers in science and health.
- Providing opportunities for student participation in the arts on each campus.
- Including artistic creativity among the criteria for merit increases, promotions, and tenure where it is relevant to a faculty member's assignment.
- Infusing the arts into each campus's public ceremonies to the extent possible.
- Considering adequate venues for the arts along with other capital investments.
Addressing financial issues. Strategies to be implemented by the UT System Administration:
- Shared services
- Evaluation of debt capacity
- Expanded use of joint purchasing
- Review of employee benefits
- Greater use of online classes
- Leverage information technology resources for education purposes
- Offer guidance to campuses as they develop projected five-year resource requirements, revenue enhancement strategies, and efficiency strategies.
Using technology to enhance efficiency and productivity in the classroom.
- Expand technologically delivered courses
- Ensure quality of technologically delivered courses
- Expand capacity of the UT TeleCampus to support UT System institutions
- Position the UT System as a national model of leadership.
- Build and strengthen public understanding of the importance of the UT System.
- Build public trust in the brand of the UT System.
Enhancing alignment and accountability
- Align UT System planning framework.
- Campus strategic plans.
- Annual updates/measures of progress.
- Accountability reporting.
- Pursue a proactive noncompliance prevention and detection infrastructure.
- Develop and Enterprise Risk Management approach that looks at strategic, operational, financial, and compliance risks as a whole.
- Create an environment of open communication & learning opportunities.
- Continue to be viewed nationally as the internal audit and compliance leaders.