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.
All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the position of vice provost and dean of the UTSA Graduate School.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The second of three in the annual holiday concert series which will feature the Chamber Singers (Santa Baby), Saxophone Ensemble (Sleigh Ride), Jazz Ensemble (Sugar Rum Cherry), Flute Ensemble and more performing holiday favorites. Admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Roadrunners close out the regular season at home against North Texas.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
This event showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines. The symposium is designed to provide a public venue where UTSA senior engineering students to present advances achieved in their design projects.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Join the Office of Information Technology for the grand opening of the Digital Experience Lab (DEx Lab). The DEx Lab is open to the entire UTSA community and contains innovative learning tools and serves as a virtual reality lab.Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET 0.202), Main Campus
The College of Education and Human Development’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program will celebrate its 25thanniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The students will perform in a showcase of modern, jazz, and ballet dances choreographed by Megan Rulewicz, Randi Miles and Michelle Pietri. Tickets are $10. Parking is free in the Cattleman's Square Lot.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The last concert in the annual holiday music series will feature the UTSA Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and University band. Open to the public; admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus