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Alternative Futures

Strategic planning gives us the opportunity to assess our strengths and challenges, and to imagine and evaluate different futures consistent with UTEP’s mission. Our approach of focusing on alternative futures reflects our unique planning need at this time. UTEP is the best it has ever been. However, we are now a national research university that is competing for funding, talent, and resources with other established national universities with far more resources. We need to explore and evaluate new strategies that allow us to advance our mission and goals in this hypercompetitive and dynamic environment.

Alternative Futures are designed to generate creativity and provoke us to imagine where we might go from here, while still reflecting our mission and building on our strengths. The final set of priorities that emerge from this process will likely draw from all of the proposed alternative futures. Ultimately, the strategic priorities we include in the plan will be determined by the cost and impact of goals and outcomes.

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