Kenny Jastrow, Chair
The Executive Committee was responsible for drafting a vision statement for the University.
The University of Texas will be the best in the world at creating a disciplined culture of excellence that generates intellectual excitement, transforms lives, and develops leaders. The University of Texas will define for the 21st century what it means to be a university of the first class.
The Executive Committee issued a charge to the Commission regarding excellence and aspirations, and it received the reports of the other committees, from which the Executive Committee synthesized the Report of the Commission of 125.
Character, Scale, & Access
Cassandra Carr, Chair
The Character, Scale & Access Committee addressed the size and culture of the University, its general balance of programs among fields, and its approach to serving all populations and geographic regions of the state, including issues regarding admissions and financial aid.
The Undergraduate Experience
Cappy McGarr, Chair
The Undergraduate Experience Committee addressed faculty and academic programs, academic processes, student activities, residential life, honors programs, undergraduate research, study abroad, student services, and other topics.
Graduate & Professional Education
Fred Hegi, Chair
The Graduate & Professional Education Committee addressed topics such as faculty and academic programs, student life, interdisciplinary programs, ethics, access, professional responsibility and accountability, institutional cooperation, continuing education, alumni, and other topics.
Steve McKnight, Chair
The Research Committee addressed topics such as competitiveness for Federal funding, industry collaborations, technology transfer and commercialization, communicating the value and impact of research, undergraduate research, interdisciplinary research, and other topics.
Libraries, Museums & Information Technology
Prudence Mackintosh, Chair
The Libraries, Museums & Information Technology Resources Committee addressed issues regarding the strategic development of the University's libraries and collections, as well as the information technology resources upon which the institution depends. This includes the innovative use of technology to support the mission of the University. In addition, the committee examined how current policies might evolve in light of changing patterns in the pursuit of scholarship and in public outreach.
Service to Society
Melinda Perrin, Chair
The Service to Society Committee addressed the ways in which the University can best serve Texas and the nation in specific areas. Those areas may include public education, the environment, the arts, the border and Latin America, the Texas economy, health, and extended education. The committee determined the areas on which to focus.
David Beck, Chair
The External Relationships Committee addressed ways in which the University can improve its relationships with constituent groups in Texas and the nation. It focusd on the University's interaction with the Austin area, with Texas at large, and with media, government, and organizations at the national level.
Resources & Infrastructure
Jake Foley, Chair
The Resources & Infrastructure Committee addressed issues regarding financial resources, physical facilities, and the infrastructure of the University. Topics may included state, federal, corporate, and private funding, budgeting, the Campus Master Plan, facilities planning, utilities, and land use.