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Our Strategy Implementation

The University of Texas at San Antonio Strategic Plan, UTSA 2016, presents a shared vision of our University as a premier public research university, generating world-class research, providing access to educational excellence, and preparing leaders for the global environment in order to enhance our economy and promote the quality of our lives.

UTSA’s strategic plan, A Shared Vision UTSA 2016 (hereafter referred to as the “UTSA 2016 plan”), introduces a bold, new vision for the university: to become a national research university. Development of the strategic plan has been a collaborative effort intended to ensure that all members of various university constituencies have an opportunity to participate in establishing institution-wide priorities and strategies crucial to UTSA’s future. The plan outlines the strategic focus for the next eight years and identifies areas in which the university will excel.

This document is a necessary companion to the UTSA 2016 plan. It provides a concrete basis for establishing strategic objectives based on institutional comparisons, and then outlines the means by which the university will achieve those strategic objectives. Most importantly, this document indicates how the university will prioritize the allocation of its budgetary, personnel, and physical resources. This is intended to be a compilation of general strategies that the institution will adopt broadly to address the future needs of each of its three campuses.

The Implementation Planning Process

Team 2016, the UTSA 2016 implementation oversight group, began meeting during fall 2007. It coordinated the alignment of all the vice presidential and college strategic plans with the university plan. These were submitted in December 2007. Team task forces have worked throughout the spring and early summer to develop action items related to each of A Shared Vision UTSA 2016 strategic initiatives, metrics to assess progress, responsible parties to oversee the activities, and deadlines for accomplishing the actions.

The membership of Team 2016 is comprised of the academic deans, representatives from the various administrative divisions of the university, and student leadership. It is staffed and coordinated by the Vice Provost for Accountability and Institutional Effectiveness. A roster of the membership is provided in Appendix A.

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