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Mission Statement Review and Approval

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Procedure for Changes to Mission Statements

Each institution of The University of Texas System is required to have a mission statement under Texas Education Code Section 51.359. Additionally, Section 51.352 of the TEC, regarding the Responsibility of Governing Boards, requires governing boards to "insist on clarity of focus and mission of each institution under its governance."

Regents’ Rule and Regulations 10402, Section 1.7 (Duties of the Academic Affairs Committee) directs the Academic Affairs Committee of the UT System Board of Regents to review proposed changes to an institution's mission statement and make recommendations to the Board for approval.

Starting in February 2022, all mission statements at UT System institutions will begin a five-year review cycle. The Academic Affairs Committee will consider requests to make changes to a mission statement and requests for reaffirmation of an existing mission statement. An institution may still request approval for changes or for reaffirmation outside of the five-year cycle.

An academic university's President's Office should submit requests to the Academic Affairs proposal intake system.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kevin Lemoine at