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Tech 2020
University Level
Envision Louisiana Tech University as a top public research university with an unparalleled integrated educational experience
Louisiana Tech University is a comprehensive public university committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. A selective admissions university, it offers a broad range of fully accredited undergraduate degrees to qualified students in Louisiana, as well as from the region, the nation, and foreign countries. Integral to the purpose of the University is its expanding commitment to graduate-level and interdisciplinary education in its areas of strength. Louisiana Tech offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas and doctoral programs in areas of specified expertise.

Louisiana Tech maintains, as its highest priority, the education of its students. To that end, it recruits a faculty committed to teaching and advising, a student-oriented faculty dedicated to preparing students to achieve their goals in a rapidly changing economic and civic environment. The University provides, in a challenging, yet safe and supportive environment, extra-curricular and athletic programs that foster and enrich the development of its students. In addition, it provides opportunities for interaction between students and the larger business and civic community. The University encourages its students to regard learning as a lifelong process.

Recognizing that research and service are fundamental to its mission, Louisiana Tech recruits and retains a faculty who see research and teaching as intertwined, complementary, and interdisciplinary and who, through both theoretical and applied research and creative activities, contribute to the development of new knowledge, new art, and new technology.

Louisiana Tech University understands its community and civic obligations. Through on-campus learning, through its off-campus presence, through outreach programs and continuing education, the University will continue to enhance the quality of life and the economic development of the region, state, and nation.

As a university with a rich engineering heritage, Louisiana Tech has a special responsibility to integrate advanced technology into teaching and learning. At Tech, advanced technology supports quality teaching, research, administration, and service. The University is committed to providing its students with the advanced technological skills that will help to ensure their success both in the internal environment of the University and in the wider surrounding community.

Summary Statement (for brochures, programs, display on campus, etc.)

As a selective-admissions, comprehensive public university, Louisiana Tech is committed to quality in teaching, research, creative activity, public service, and economic development. Louisiana Tech maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.

Approved by the Strategic Planning Committee May 22, 2003
Approved by the Administrative and Planning Council July 23, 2003
Approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System February 27, 2004
Theme 1
Envision recruiting and retaining a model student body and university community.
Primary Strategy 1.1
Recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff committed to ENVISION TECH 2020.
Primary Strategy 1.2
Implement a comprehensive undergraduate student retention and graduation performance plan.
Primary Strategy 1.3
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse undergraduate student body.
Primary Strategy 1.4
Implement a comprehensive graduate student retention and graduation performance plan.
Primary Strategy 1.5
Recruit an increasingly selective and diverse graduate student body.
Theme 2
Envision integrating learning, discovery, and development for an unparalleled education.
Primary Strategy 2.1
Create an Honors College for exceptional students.
Primary Strategy 2.2
Enhance interdisciplinary, experiential learning, international experiences, and student involvement in campus organizations and community activities.
Primary Strategy 2.3
Establish a student success facility to provide centralized academic, technical, life-skills, and personal development/support.
Primary Strategy 2.4
Establish a model P-16 education experience.
Primary Strategy 2.5
Ensure a nationally competitive athletic program that wins with integrity.
Primary Strategy 2.6
Expand availability and accessibility to campus resources.
Theme 3
Envision elevating Tech’s research and graduate program to national prominence and expanding our engine for economic growth.
Primary Strategy 3.1
Increase the volume of externally supported research and scholarly activity.
Primary Strategy 3.2
Expand the endowment of the Foundation to support the University community.
Primary Strategy 3.3
Develop innovative business and technology incubation infrastructure.
Primary Strategy 3.4
Increase production of doctoral completers per year.
Primary Strategy 3.5
Establish a P-16 model school and laboratory to support the economic enterprise.
Primary Strategy 3.6
Expand undergraduate research experiences.