Editor's Note: The following email was sent to UTSA faculty and staff today by President Taylor Eighmy.
(Nov. 2, 2018) -- Dear Roadrunners,
This academic year we’ve been busy rolling out the next set of strategic initiatives to get UTSA closer to our destinations as a great research university, model for student success and exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence.
You’ve probably sensed some excitement surrounding our higher profile projects, such as the new School of Data Science, Roadrunner Village, Roadrunner Athletics Center of Excellence, Residential Honors College and Classroom to Career initiative, just to name a few.
But you should also know that there is a solid framework underpinning all these initiatives, as delineated in our 2018-19 Strategic Implementation Plan.
This plan is organic, it will be updated annually and tied to our ongoing campus conversations.
For those of you who love taking deep dives into strategic planning processes, you will note it defines UTSA’s institutional key performance indicators (KPIs) and identifies associated targets. It also provides an overview of stakeholder input leading to the plan’s development, outlines our 2018-19 initiatives and shows how these initiatives drive us toward our KPI targets.
We have also done some revamping of our strategic planning website to make information easier to find, and to include regular updates on each initiative page. If you’re ever curious about the status or latest developments regarding our initiatives—or the details regarding our overall strategic planning process—this site is your go-to resource.
I hope this “big picture” view is helpful as we work together to transform UTSA into San Antonio’s university of the future. Please know that each of you is playing a critical role in bringing us closer to our destinations, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your dedication to UTSA.
Jenny Hsieh, professor and Semmes Foundation Chair in Cell Biology and director, UTSA Brain Health Consortium provides an engaging look into the world of gene editing.South Texas Research Facility, 8403 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio
UTSA will offer science, engineering, architecture, sports, music, writing and language and culture camps for kids, teens and adults. Register now.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Future Roadrunners and families prepare for everything they need to know before the fall semester.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
Join us for cupcakes and lots of Roadrunner spirit as we celebrate the day UTSA was created by the Texas Legislature.Sombrilla, Main Campus and Frio Street Commons, Downtown Campus
Join us as we celebrate this momentoud day in UTSA history by paying homage to the moment Governor Preston Smith signed the legislation creating UTSA exactly 50 years ago on June 5, 1969.The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
The State of Hand Stitch is a survey of eleven women artists in Texas working with thread and needle at a time when embroidery is increasingly recognized as a medium of choice by serious artists. Opening reception is June 5 at 5pm. Exhibit continues through Aug. 9.Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
For the 48th year, the ITC brings culture to life with music, dance, artisanship, food and hands-on experiences that connect Texans to their roots.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The fifth annual SAMHS and Universities Research Forum (SURF) is a regional event that highlights the latest research and discoveries of trainees, faculty, staff and students working to improve health outcomes.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.106),Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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