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Tech 2020 Overview

Louisiana Tech University will be recognized as a top public research university with an unparalleled integrated educational experience.

Theme One:

RECRUITING AND RETAINING A DIVERSE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENT BODY AND UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1.1: Reevaluate recruitment strategies and processes.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1.2: Reallocate and reorganize existing human, financial and web-based resources.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 1.3: Implement a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate retention model.

 

Theme Two:

INTEGRATING LEARNING, DISCOVERY, AND DEVELOPMENT FOR AN UNPARALLELED EDUCATION

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2.1: Design, develop, and implement an interdisciplinary, integrated seminar series at sophomore/junior level focused on knowledge and skills that are hallmarks of Louisiana Tech graduates, regardless of degree program.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2.2: Enhance the quality of online education and coordinate the development of new online programs for academic degrees, professional development courses, and academic and workforce certificate programs.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2.3: Increase interdisciplinary research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2.4: Design and implement a cultural and artistic exhibition center.

 

Theme Three:

ELEVATING OUR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS TO NATIONAL PROMINENCE

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3.1: Assess current research policies and procedures related to increase research success.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3.2: Improve data-driven decision-making in research, technology transfer, and graduate studies.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3.3: Increase research success.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 3.4: Increase number of interdisciplinary doctoral degrees on campus.

 

Theme Four:

MAXIMIZING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF OUR INNOVATION ENTERPRISE

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4.1: Create easily accessible, extra-curricular opportunities for entrepreneurial and multi-disciplinary experiences.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4.2: Initiate proactive marketing, recruitment, and development strategies for the Enterprise Campus and integrate student experiences.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 4.3: Expand our workforce development partnerships with regional business partners (collaboration with Theme 2.)

 

Focus Areas

Tech 2020 identifies strategic focus areas for the University:

  • To support high quality education from birth through life
  • To enrich the learning outcomes for all students through highly integrated and interdisciplinary programs that encompass service learning and global awareness
  • To build an innovative research and graduate program that is nationally prominent and aligns with Louisiana and national economic interests

Benchmarks

Tech 2020 sets challenging goals by which the University will benchmark its progress

  Graduation rate of 70%

  • First-year retention rate of 85%
  • 25% of first-time freshmen in the top 10% of their high school class
  • 20-25% graduate students
  • Triple our research productivity
  • 10 patents granted per year
  • 20 active tenants & five graduates per year from our Technology Incubators
  • Research Park with six tenant companies
  • Triple our endowment

 

It is the considered judgment of the Louisiana Tech University Family that an enrollment of 15,000 students would maximize the achievement of these goals.