In 2021, UTSA embarked on the ITC Centennial 2068 Community Stakeholder Visioning Process, a robust community engagement initiative to envision the future of the Institute of Texan Cultures. Guided by the work of three Task Forces, community input and expert resources, a Steering Committee developed a final report that presented three conceptual scenarios for the future of ITC.
UTSA launched the ITC Centennial 2068 Community Stakeholder Visioning process by engaging community members, industry leaders, elected officials and stakeholders to envision the next 50 years of the ITC museum. Three Task Forces and a Steering Committee helped to inform and guide the visioning process with community engagement through three rounds of Community Conversations surveys.
Each round of the Community Conversations surveys were shared with nearly 800 individuals with affiliation, association or connection to the ITC, local community and government leaders, donors, 150,000 UTSA alumni and 1,400 UTSA faculty and students. The surveys were also promoted on the ITC website, across social media channels and through local advertising.
The three Task Forces, including Museum of the Future, Community Engagement and Sustaining Support, and Facility and Land Stewardship, incorporated public feedback and expert resources into discussions to explore possibilities for the ITC’s future, culminating in recommendation reports to inform and guide the Steering Committee in their work. The Steering Committee met over the course of a dozen meetings to develop a final report that includes three conceptual scenarios for the ITC museum of the future. The scenarios were developed based on insights shared from the Task Force reports, data shared by subject matter experts, requirements for accreditation, community feedback from Community Conversation surveys, and collaboration among committee members.