UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN

Our strategic plan establishes and documents the institutional goals that
determine our priorities, focus our efforts, and guide the allocation of resources.




A BOLD VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Inspired by the imagination and spirit of A&M-San Antonio’s founders, President Cynthia Teniente-Matson has developed a long-term strategic vision that provides a framework to guide our growth for the next two decades. It is within this framework that we will create the 2022-2026 strategic plan, Transforming Tomorrow Together, and subsequent plans, as we position the University to become a thriving Hispanic-Serving Institution that is ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.


Strategic Vision for 2040

President Matson’s strategic vision builds on the solid foundation created by the A&M-San Antonio community over the past decade and provides a framework to guide our long-term growth as we evolve to serve the emerging educational and professional workforce needs of one of the fastest growing cities in the nation.


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Strategic Vision for 2040

Strategic Vision for Academic Excellence

Provost O'Brien's long-term vision provides a blueprint of the progress A&M-San Antonio needs to achieve to become an influential and productive public research university by 2040. His vision complements President Matson's strategic vision by identifying the principles and strategic capabilities that will enable A&M San Antonio to advance innovation and academic excellence.


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CHARTING A COURSE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

In January 2021, while embarking on the final year in the life of our current strategic plan, Build. Impact. Transform., Texas A&M University-San Antonio kicked off a strategic plan renewal process to develop our next 5-year strategic plan. The university is being guided in this process by CampusWorks, a consulting firm dedicated exclusively to higher education institutions, offering support across a wide variety of functional areas and strategic capabilities.


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January 2021

Strategic Engagement with CampusWorks begins

February 2021

Envisioning the Future: Trends in Higher Education workshop
February 2, 2021

This workshop highlighted emerging trends, best practices, and future changes shaping the higher education environment and impacting the work of faculty and staff at A&M-San Antonio. Participants developed a clearer understanding of the key issues and opportunities to which we should be responsive as we engage in our institutional strategic planning renewal process.

Envisioning the Future: Defining the Student Experience workshop
February 4, 2021

During this interactive workshop, students, faculty, and staff worked in small groups to develop and document a unifying vision of the desired student experience at A&M-San Antonio. The workshop yielded a Student Experience Statement that will serve as a foundational document for our planning process.

March 2021

Defining the Employee Experience workshop
March 4, 2021

During this interactive workshop, faculty and staff worked in small groups to describe their vision of the desired employee experience at A&M-San Antonio. Participants also reviewed A&M-San Antonio’s institutional values and discussed ways in which they can fulfill this vision and foster a working environment in which all employees thrive and engage productively to advance the University's mission and strategic plan goals.

A&M-San Antonio Future Summit
March 16, 2021

The Future Summit was a half-day signature event bringing together faculty, staff, and students along with leaders and supporters from the local community. In a large conference-type session, participants heard four “Ed Talks” on topics of importance to A&M-San Antonio as we look toward the future:

  • Dr. Mildred García, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities:
    “Critical Transformations for Serving the New Majority”
  • Dr. Harrison Keller, Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Texas:
    “The Future of Higher Education in Texas”
  • Mr. Michael True, President, INTUITION:
    “Changing Our Educational DNA: The Importance of Experiential Learning”
  • Dr. Ángel Cabrera, President, Georgia Institute of Technology:
    “Building the Public Research University of the Future”
Participants then worked in small groups to apply the insights from the “Ed Talks” to planning for A&M-San Antonio’s future.

April 2021

Institutional Data Review workshop
April 14, 2021

In this workshop, the Strategic Planning Committee and key campus partners and functional area leaders spent time synthesizing institutional data, planning assumptions, impact statements, and input from employees, students, and community members. The review of these data enhances our understanding of the most critical issues that the University needs to address as a part of the strategic plan, and will directly inform the development of measurable objectives and 12-month action plans.

Employee feedback solicitation
April 21 – 27, 2021

Feedback on the draft Transforming Tomorrow Together plan will be solicited via a survey distributed to all employees.

Objectives workshop #1
April 29, 2021

At this workshop, the Strategic Planning Committee and members of the University’s management team will begin the work of developing measurable objectives for each strategic plan goal.

May 2021

Objectives workshop #2
May 5, 2021

At this workshop, the Strategic Planning Committee and members of the University’s management team will continue the work of developing measurable objectives for each strategic plan goal.

Action Planning workshop #1
May 18, 2021

At these workshop, the Goal Owners, Objective Leads, Strategic Planning Committee, and members of the management team will begin the work of developing 12-month action plans to achieve each measurable objective. These action plans will help the University achieve its objectives through an annual planning cycle that will ensure sustainability, accountability, and success of the strategic plan.

June 2021

Action Planning workshop #2
June 9, 2021

At these workshop, the Goal Owners, Objective Leads, Strategic Planning Committee, and members of the management team will continue the work of developing 12-month action plans to achieve each measurable objective. These action plans will help the University achieve its objectives through an annual planning cycle that will ensure sustainability, accountability, and success of the strategic plan.

Summer 2021

Work will continue to synthesize all feedback and finalize the A&M-San Antonio 2022-2026 strategic plan, Transforming Tomorrow Together, for submission to the Texas A&M University System. We anticipate debuting the final, approved plan in fall 2021.



The Strategic Planning Committee has released the first draft of the mission, vision, values and goals for A&M-San Antonio’s 2022-2026 strategic plan, Transforming Tomorrow Together. Your review and feedback are welcome.

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