Office of the President
The University of Texas at Arlington
701 S. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019
Making plans for a bright future
As The University of Texas at Arlington enters a new era of leadership, and sets course for new heights - we are dreaming bigger than ever before. UTA is setting out to be one of the country's most inclusive and impactful research universities - and building out a strategic plan that will ensure we accomplish this lofty dream.
To accomplish this, we are guided by our UTA Mission, Vision, and Values.
As we chart our path forward, The University of Texas at Arlington will focus on five key strategic theme areas to guide our efforts. These themes emerged from hundreds of conversations and listening sessions that President Cowley held in her first six months at UTA. Feedback and input on what the Maverick community envisions for UTA was collected from students, faculty, staff, alumni, community leaders, industry partners, and many others. This valuable insight shaped the emerging themes that UTA will focus on in our strategic plan.
Our employees are one of our institution’s greatest strengths and assets. For the University to achieve its goals and honor its commitment to our people, we must invest in our employees.Learn more about People and Culture
For our students to succeed, we must focus on providing the resources they need to thrive, the support they need to graduate, and the skills they can use to find success after they leave our campus.Learn more about student success
It is critically important that we build upon our University’s record of success by investing in our research capabilities and strengthening our high-impact research initiatives.Learn more about Research and Innovation
UTA will go through a multi-phase process to create the overarching five-year strategic plan for the University. The timeline for UTA's strategic planning process will be broken down in to four phases.
Phase I. University leadership will gather feedback and input from various stakeholders on the future of UTA.
Phase II. The University will undergo rigorous data collection, evaluating trends across the region and country, to establish baseline data that will be used throughout the development, implementation, and tracking of the strategic plan.
Phase III. UTA leaders across the institution will collaborate to define and establish the support elements of the strategic plan, including the strategies and initiatives around each theme that will guide UTA toward its ultimate goal.
Phase IV. The University will present the strategic plan to UT System leadership, as well as campus stakeholders and begin engaging in the implementation process. Implementation will not only include measurement and tracking, but will incorporate focus groups and a continuous feedback look so that the plan remains dynamic and versatile over the years.
The success of this process will rely on the dedication and partnership of the entire Maverick community to develop and support a future-focused strategic plan.
|Business Unit Listening Session||June-August||Complete|
|Academic Unit Listening Session||August-September||Complete|
|Strategic Planning Retreat||January||Complete|
|Committee working & ongoing stakeholder engagement with students, faculty, staff, and community members||Spring/Summer||In Progress|
See how Dr. Cowley engaged across the UTA campus and in the community during her first year.
We are invested in engaging with the UTA Maverick Community and want to hear your feedback on our strategic plan.Share your thoughts