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Mission Statement

The University of Texas System Administration leads and serves our academic and health institutions to create and sustain excellence in educational opportunities, research, and health care.

Vision

The vision of the UT System Administration is to be the national model in system leadership of academic and health care institutions.

Role

The UT System Administration adds value on behalf of UT institutions by undertaking certain central responsibilities that result in greater efficiency or higher quality than could be achieved by individual institutions or that fulfill legal requirements. In these activities, the UT System Administration:

  • Facilitates achievement of component institution goals
  • Serves as the agent of the UT Board of Regents
  • Exerts leadership on national and state higher education policies
  • Provides oversight of and assistance for institution operations

Values

In support of the System's broad mission, the UT System Administration values excellence, innovation, integrity, focus on results, accountability, service, inclusion, collaboration, and resource stewardship.

Goals

  • Lead the national and state debate on key policy issues in public higher education including access, affordability, accountability, and economic value.
  • Establish a nationally recognized comprehensive plan to create and disseminate knowledge on key public higher education issues of access, affordability, accountability, research, and economic value.
  • Foster public understanding about the value and contributions of the UT System.
  • Improve student access, success, and patient outcomes.
  • Foster more strategic collaborations among UT institutions.
  • Build more research institutions and enhance the research presence for all UT institutions.
  • Create a risk-tolerant creative culture.
  • Simplify policies and procedures.
  • Create a desirable workplace.

Scope

To achieve its mission, UT System Administration offices perform the following roles and add value to the operations and achievements of UT institutions:

Facilitating achievement of component institution goals

  • Enhancing the quality of academic and health programs and expanding the research capability of UT institutions.
  • Developing communications and development strategies to foster greater public understanding, increased private support, and statewide advocacy at the institutional and System-wide level.
  • Leveraging the System's collective size and diversity to facilitate opportunities for growth and efficient operations at academic and health institutions.
  • Helping to secure and increase federal funding and support.
  • Assisting in development and fundraising initiatives and training.
  • Offering consulting, problem-solving services, and best practice models.

Serving as the agent of the Board of Regents

  • Implementing Board policies
  • Facilitating Board decision making
  • Implementing federal and state legal requirements
  • Developing and coordinating the System's public policy agenda and communications
  • Reporting to the Board of Regents on behalf of component institutions

Exerting leadership on national and state higher education policies

  • Leading and fostering understanding and support for higher education and for the UT System through comprehensive, strategic, and timely communications with the public

Providing oversight of and assistance for institution operations

  • Managing the System-wide facilities inventory, the Capital Improvement Program, and project-specific facilities planning, property acquisitions, and design/construction management services
  • Providing investment funds management, debt financing, consolidation accounting, endowment asset management, and employee benefits
  • Providing legal services and managing the Medical Liability Benefit Plan and the Directors and Officers Liability and Employment Practices Liability Plan
  • Facilitating information technology collaborations to obtain products and services and develop System-wide standards and guidelines
  • Continuously improving the quality, productivity, and efficiency at System Administration
  • Assuring accountability, compliance, and quality processes