Update - Strategic Planning Seed Fund Grants

By University Communications

Wednesday, 09 05 2018

Update - Strategic Planning Seed Fund Grants

September 5, 2018 

Dear Members of the A&M-SA Community:

In spring 2018, the Office of the President announced a call for proposals for strategic initiatives that advance the University's Strategic Plan: Build. Impact. Transform. I am pleased to announce the award of two seed fund grants:

  • Dr. Philis Barragán Goetz - San Antonio African American History
  • Dr. Izzat Alsmadi and Dr. Jeong Yang - JAGCoders: Build a Campus-Wide Code Development Community

These newly awarded grants are in addition to the 25 previously awarded grants that are already making progress this year. The awards directly align to at least one of the four strategic goals: 1) becoming a national model for student and academic success, 2) building academic excellence, 3) increasing enrollment growth and 4) fostering community partnerships.

I appreciate the effort by faculty and staff who prepared proposals in the second call for Strategic Planning Seed Funds. Each proposal underwent a rigorous review process by the chair and dean (for faculty only) and the appropriate vice president. I reviewed the final Cabinet recommendations and selected awardees that most closely aligned with student success.

A new round of strategic plan seed funds will open in March 2019; a formal announcement and updated guidelines will be available in December. I invite you to visit the strategic planning website and collaborate with your peers to develop a proposal submission.

It is imperative that we remain laser-focused on degree completion and the strategic roadmap that we have created to guide our future direction. Thank you for your commitment to shared governance and moving the University forward.

Cynthia Teniente-Matson