UT Austin releases 10-year plan to be ‘highest impact’ public research university in world

Main goals include a focus on affordability, increasing retention, improving staff and faculty satisfaction and increasing donors.

The University of Texas released its strategic plan outlining its 10-year blueprint to become the “highest-impact public research university in the world.”

The plan, known as ‘Change Starts Here,’ includes 42 initiative areas across five different pillars: people, place, experiences, education, and research. Some of UT’s goals include boosting its four-year and six-year graduation rates; increasing its housing capacity; and improving the campus experience for faculty and staff members.

UT officials and campus leaders conducted surveys, focus groups and interviews with hundreds of students, faculty and staff members during the 16 months spent developing the plan, which also addresses how UT will increase research, scholarship activity and funding in various fields.

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