UA Transformation: Outcomes Phase
UA's Transformation Plan: A Process, An Evolution
UA Provost Meredith Hay said the shared goal in the Transformation Plan was "to create new learning opportunities for students and strengthen our creative, scholarly and research programs."
UA President Robert N. Shelton said it was of great importance that the University had already initiated the Transformation Plan in advance of the economic downturn. Gail Burd, the UA's vice provost for academic affairs, said that while the Transformation Plan was challenging, the collaborations are yielding important results.
In 2008, the UA initiated a process to reorganize the University in a way that would position the institution for improved collaboration to meet the challenges of the future. Nearly every year for more than a decade, the University of Arizona has seen state appropriations decline as a portion of its budget. At the same time, the need became evident at the UA to phase out less productive programs, strengthen service and teaching, drive down administrative costs and improve efficiency, among other things.
Such occurrences resulted in the Transformation Plan, a reorganization that sought to retain, but also to improve, access and quality, to reduce administrative costs and to diminish institutional barriers hampering collaborative work among the faculty.
READ MORE - UA News Article, February 11, 2010. UA's Transformation Plan: A Process, An Evolution
Transformation Continues: New organizational units in 2010
Organizational Chart (Before Transformation) (PDF, 18kb)
Organizational Chart (After Transformation) (PDF, 21kb) (last updated August 2011)