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UT System Accountability and Performance Report Now Available Online

The 2003-2004 University of Texas System Accountability and Performance Report that was presented to the Board of Regents at a special meeting on March 11 is now available online. This is the first annual report under the UT System's new accountability initiative.

The report can be found at http://www.utsystem.edu/cha/AcctRpt/2003/homepage.htm.

Also available online is the archived webcast of the special meeting of the board. You can watch the accountability presentation and discussion or the entire meeting.

The report is designed as a guide to the public and policymakers on how well the system and its 15 campuses are carrying out their responsibilities, as well as an aid for administrators in planning. It focuses on five areas: student access and success; teaching, research, and health care excellence; service and collaborations with communities; organizational efficiency and productivity; and institutional profiles, including rankings and other comparisons with peer institutions. To gauge progress in these areas, the report provides up to five years of information on 70 accountability measures for the system's general academic universities, 50 measures for the health-related institutions, and 15 measures for the system administration.