Blueprint UTSA

Blueprint UTSA

Blueprint UTSA articulates an institution-wide commitment to excellence. The plan is driven by the university’s vision of becoming a premier research institution that advances knowledge through distinctive research and discovery, provides students with outstanding educational experiences and furthers the economic and social well-being of the global community.

Developed by students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrative leaders and community members, the Blueprint UTSA plan builds on the previous UTSA 2016 strategic plan. It reaffirms UTSA’s institutional mission and core values while presenting a clear roadmap that continues the university’s ascension to Tier One status.

Over the last decade, UTSA has achieved many milestones. It is a university of first choice for students. Its enrollment has grown to nearly 29,000. It is one of the nation’s leading Hispanic Serving Institutions with more than 50 percent of its students coming from underrepresented groups. Its diversity mirrors the demographic shifts and globalization of our society. It is uniquely “the face of America over the next 10 years.”

UTSA is expanding its world-class faculty, and the groundbreaking work of its researchers and students have generated new discoveries and led to international recognition.

The university raised more than $200 million for student scholarships, faculty and research support, campus amenities and outreach programs in its first-ever capital campaign.

The San Antonio metropolitan area is seventh in the nation in population growth, and has a thriving economy including a flourishing high-tech sector. Blueprint UTSA responds to changing workplace demands and demonstrates UTSA’s leadership in preparing students or the global workforce.

Strategies to be implemented in 2017

University leaders have identified 10 strategies from Blueprint UTSA that are essential first steps to advancing the university. Implementation of these strategies will be the responsibility of cross-functional teams led by members of the UTSA executive team.

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Student Success

Strategy 1.2

Creating a student-centered educational support culture that provides exceptional advising, thoughtful counseling and superior mentoring.

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Cluster Hiring

Strategy 2.1

Hiring clusters of renowned research scholars and creative faculty, and recruiting exceptional graduate students, in areas that can expand and establish UTSA’s national and global prominence.

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Strategy 2.2

Incorporating greater accountability at all levels of the University to ensure Tier One research and creative goals are being met.

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Budget Model

Strategy 4.2

Implementing a new budget allocation model that is transparent and data driven, supports entrepreneurship and innovation, and better aligns resources with the Blueprint UTSA Plan.

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Student Recruitment

Strategy 4.4

Developing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate recruitment and retention system to achieve UTSA’s overall enrollment goals.

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New Revenue

Strategy 4.5

Expanding resources and financial support from UTSA stakeholders and allies through philanthropy, grants and contracts, public-private partnerships and commercialization activities, the UT System and the Texas Legislature.

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Downtown Campus

Strategy 4.7

Evolving the role of the Downtown Campus as a key asset in alignment with the institution’s strategic priorities.

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Administrative Processes

Strategy 4.8

Creating a Tier One operations environment by streamlining administrative processes, by reducing cost and by improving customer service.

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IT Infrastructure

Strategy 4.9

Developing cutting-edge information technology IT systems that support teaching, research and administration.

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Strategy 5.1

Developing a distinct identity and personality for UTSA that establishes our brand promise and enhances credibility.

A complete list of all Blueprint UTSA goals and strategies are available.