Through this initiative, the university will fully leverage scholar expertise across architecture, construction, planning and engineering, to optimally position UTSA on the cutting edge of transdisciplinary research and academic programming. The Advisory Task Force will perform outreach and research, and then use those findings to develop notional structures for an organizational unit within the UTSA College of Engineering that contains the disciplines of Architecture, Construction Science, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, and Urban and Regional Planning, to forge innovative partnerships that facilitate growth and success.
- Enhance student success, though promoting cross-disciplinary curricular and experiential learning opportunities
- Prepare students for the modern integrated, collaborative workforce, and particularly take active steps to prepare our first-generation, Hispanic and other underrepresented minority students for prosperous futures
- Increase UTSA’s ability to successfully compete for extramural funding opportunities to address grand challenges
- Promote cross-cutting collaborations internally with other campus units, potentially through exploring joint faculty appointments or other means
- Promote external collaborations with industry, non-profits, and other academic institutions, including those seeking HSI partners
- Promote community collaborations, particularly in sustainable, smart, connected cities and infrastructure that also support our distinctive cultural heritage and future
Please feel free to submit questions or input to the Integrated Design Task Force.