UT Strategic Planning Process
This is our moment. In a rapidly changing world, we have a once-in-a-generation chance to position ourselves for the future. This is why we’re embarking upon a strategic planning process — so we can seize new opportunities and identify new directions that support our teaching, research, and service missions. Read on to learn about the strategic direction we have adopted during this opening phase of the process, and get ready to share your ideas as we move to the next phase: identifying and prioritizing the bold initiatives that will help us achieve our aspiration.
"Strategy conversations start with a basic question: What is our goal? Do we want to be the top-ranked public research university? And, what do we even mean by that? Or, do we want to have the prestige or selectivity of Ivy League schools? Do we want to boast that our graduates go on to earn the highest salaries or go to the best graduate schools?
These are all good things, but as a leadership team, our aspiration is much broader. For us, a word that keeps coming up again and again in our conversations is IMPACT.
UT has an incredible combination of advantages, and we’re in a unique position. With those, how can we do more to change the world? The flag we’re planting is that UT should become the world’s highest-impact public research university.”
— President Jay Hartzell