Empowering Our Mavericks

Student Success

UTA is committed to delivering exceptional experiences that lead to positive outcomes for our students. The University empowers students from all walks of life to succeed. Emphasizing enriched learning environments and best practices for academic innovation, UTA equips its graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the ever-evolving demands of a rapidly changing world.

We will foster a vibrant learning community that empowers all students to succeed in their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Our Strategies and Tactics

Enhance access and affordability for all students.
  • Focus on enrollment opportunities and strengthen retention for all student populations by creating innovative programs, fostering strategic partnerships, and providing individualized support.
  • Cultivate a supportive campus environment that embraces each students' individual experiences and offers tailored resources to facilitate success.
  • Expand financial aid resources and improve affordability to remove financial barriers and ensure that all students have the opportunity to pursue higher education.
  • Expand academic programs to support student-centered learning modalities that enhance workforce or graduate-school readiness.
Elevate the educational journey to ensure a transformative student experience and timely graduation.
  • Implement proactive early-intervention programs that promote student persistence, offer personalized academic support, and provide targeted resources to support student success.
  • Strengthen academic advising and support services to empower students to navigate their academic journeys effectively.
  • Cultivate a collaborative and vibrant campus community that improves the sense of belonging and where students can engage, grow, and thrive.
  • Create additional pathways to degree completion so students can achieve their educational and professional goals, contributing to society as informed global citizens.
Equip students with the skills, knowledge, and persistence to confidently and successfully achieve educational and career goals.
  • Empower students through a comprehensive career development ecosystem that equips students with industry-relevant skills and provides access to degrees, microcredentials, and certificates to adapt to a rapidly evolving job market.
  • Enhance and embed experiential learning opportunities through internships, research, and service learning opportunities, allowing students to gain hands-on experience, apply classroom knowledge, and develop valuable professional networks.
  • Strengthen partnerships with leading employers in the DFW region, offering students opportunities to engage with industry professionals, participate in real-world projects, and gain insights into current market trends.
  • Support faculty engagement and development through proven and innovative teaching methods.
Foster a student-centered approach to well-being for all.
  • Nurture a caring and supportive campus community that prioritizes students' mental, physical, and emotional well-being through a variety of curricular and co-curricular offerings.
  • Enrich student support services to provide comprehensive assistance, including academic advising, tutoring, and career counseling, empowering students to achieve their academic and professional goals.
  • Identify and share resources with faculty and staff to ensure students' overall well-being.

Current Initiatives

Projects and initiatives to advance our strategies


Enhancing Experiential Learning/High-Impact practices

by launching the Student Employment as a High-Impact Practice program to intentionally transform the student employment role.

Expanding our comprehensive foster care program

for alumni and homeless students that supports our most at-risk students through the transition to college.
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Expanding the UTA MavWell program

through a holistic well-being model for students to encapsulate similar well-being initiatives for faculty and staff.

Expanding internship and talent pipeline programs

by developing new partnerships in the DFW Metroplex.
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Launching the First-Generation Forward Initiative

to provide first-generation-focused programs, services, and resources to support student success. 

Our Desired Outcomes

  1. Achieved academic excellence and mastery of key concepts across multiple disciplines.

  2. Enhanced academic, personal, social, and emotional development.

  3. Students equipped with knowledge, skills, and mindset to succeed in college and beyond.

  4. Engaged students who positively impact the communities they live in.

Measuring Our Success

UTA utilizes a comprehensive and dynamic framework to measure our progress on metrics associated with our strategic plan. We employ a combination of key performance indicators (KPIs) and qualitative assessments to gauge advancements in various areas, including graduation rates, employee engagement, annual fundraising, and total research expenditures.

View our progress dashboard