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UTSA Strategic Plan Introduction

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.

A premier research institution excels not only in research, but also in teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The plan builds on our history and articulates and incorporates the unique advantages we enjoy while acknowledging the challenges we face. Our plan outlines the initiatives we will pursue to achieve our vision while adhering to our core values. This vision will be realized by building on a commonality of purpose, a shared sense of responsibility for the University's future, and a profound respect for the communities we serve.

We are committed to five strategic initiatives:

  • Enriching Educational Experiences to Enable Student Success
  • Serving Society through Creativity, Expanded Research, and Innovations
  • Promoting Access and Affordability
  • Serving the Public through Community Engagement
  • Expanding Resources and Infrastructure.

Underpinning these initiatives are three foundational themes—building programs that meet the needs of a global society, promoting diversity, and fostering transformative leadership. In addressing these themes we draw on five areas of collaborative excellence—health, security, energy and environment, human and social development, and sustainability. We support these initiatives through a commitment to action and accountability.


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