Leading the Way
The Office of Academic Affairs leads, oversees and facilitates the strategic planning process at the Texas Tech University System. Two strategic plans have been established.
The institutional strategic plan, Leading the Way: Vision 2020, outlines goals and priorities for continued growth at each component institution and was adopted by the Board of Regents in 2009.
- PRIORITY I: Increase Enrollment and Promote Student Success
We will grow and diversify our student population in order to improve higher education participation and supply a well-equipped, educated workforce for the state of Texas.
- PRIORITY II: Strengthen Academic Quality and Reputation
We will attract and retain the best faculty in the country in order to enhance our teaching excellence and grow our number of nationally recognized programs.
- PRIORITY III: Expand and Enhance Research and Creative Scholarship
We will significantly increase the amount of public and private research dollars in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of life in our state and nation and enhance the state’s economy and global competitiveness.
- PRIORITY IV: Further Outreach and Engagement
We will expand our community outreach, promote higher education and continue to deliver quality, affordable health care to under-served Texans in order to improve our communities and enrich their quality of life.
- PRIORITY V: Increase and Maximize Resources
We will increase funding for scholarships, professorships and world-class facilities and maximize those investments through more efficient operations in order to ensure affordability for students and accountability to the state of Texas.
Value Added, Value Accounted
The TTU System administration strategic plan, Value Added, Value Accounted, outlines the services and strategies to support the component institutions in achieving their missions.
- PRIORITY I: Leadership & Coordination of Components
The TTU System provides leadership and coordination to the component institutions along with initiating, monitoring and approving short- and long-range planning and policies for the entire organization.
- PRIORITY II: Institutional Support
The TTU System provides many direct services to the component institutions including, but not limited to, audit, cultural diversity, equal employment opportunity education and training, facilities planning, legal counsel, government relations, communications, marketing, development, fiscal support and commercialization.
- PRIORITY III: Revenue Generation
The TTU System generates revenue through fundraising, commercialization, state, federal and corporate engagement, and sound fiscal management of investments, funds and assets in support of the missions of the component institutions.
- PRIORITY IV: Efficiencies & Productivity
The TTU System seeks to centralize and share services with its component institutions where the service is needed by multiple component institutions, the service is more efficiently distributed by the TTU System or the service is more likely to increase productivity of the organization.
- PRIORITY V: External Relations
The TTU System manages relationships with external stakeholders to enhance the organization’s brand, increase support and raise awareness of the entire TTU System.