Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.01
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date April 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Texas at Arlington
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Strategic Plan

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

In 2019, UT Arlington launched an update to the Strategic Plan 2025 designed to shape the future of higher education. In 2020, we refreshed the update again. To realize these goals, the University is focused on a framework of six fundamental guiding principles and five research and creative work themes.
1) Health and Human Condition
2) Sustainable Communities
3) Data Driven Discovery
4) Global Environmental Impact
5) Cultural and Societal Transformations


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
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A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

On July 9, Interim President Teik C. Lim announced eight specific commitments to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UTA. Since then, the University has taken steps to fulfill those commitments.
1) Recruitment of VP for DEI
2) Establishment of Campus Committee on DEI
3) Focus on Faculty and Staff Diversity
4) Student Scholarships
5) Professional and staff development
6) Multicultural Affairs Advancement
7) Diversity Certificate Program


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Grounds
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-9

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Texas Tier One university

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

ACADEMICS
ADMISSIONS
RESEARCH
ATHLETICS
NEWS
ABOUT
MAVERICK MILESTONE: UTA ACHIEVES PRESTIGIOUS TEXAS TIER ONE DESIGNATION
Tier One status signifies UTA’s consistent excellence in academics, research
THURSDAY, AUG 19, 2021 • JEFF CARLTON : CONTACT

The tower at The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has become just the fourth institution in the state to achieve designation as a Texas Tier One university, a significant milestone of excellence in academics and research that brings with it access to the state’s National Research University Fund (NRUF).

The first university to achieve Texas Tier One designation in more than three years, UTA reached or exceeded rigorous benchmarks of quality established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for at least two consecutive years. Those benchmarks include:

surpassing $45 million in restricted research expenditures;
awarding more than 200 Ph.D.s each year, which UTA has done for six years in a row;
being designated a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society;
enrolling a freshman class of high academic achievement, a criterion for which UTA consistently ranks the highest among universities in the running for NRUF designation; and having high-quality faculty, as illustrated by the increase in National Academy members, who are considered the foremost authorities on impactful research in the U.S. and who achieve membership only through significant contributions that advance their fields of study.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement
Food & Dining
Coordination & Planning

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC--9

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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