Plans and Reports

President's UNT Plan for Action
In 2014, President Smatresk unveiled UNT: A Plan for Action at the inagural State of the University address for the goals of priorities of the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. This new plan divides goals into three implementation teams: the Operations and Infrastruction Implementation Team led by Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Academic Implementation Team co-led by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Research Implementation Team led by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Fact Book 2015-2016
The UNT Fact Book is published by Institutional Research & Effectiveness. Data are collected and presented on an annual basis for the following areas: Facilities, Enrollment, Admissions, Semester Credit Hours, Degrees Awarded, Faculty, Staff, Financials, Libraries, and Program Inventory.

Campus Space Assessment 2012
Early in 2012, UNT engaged a consulting firm to complete a campus-wide space assessment and to compile their findings into a report that would serve as a support document to the upcoming Master Plan update. The assessment collected quantitative and qualitative data from both academic and non-academic units on campus and provides a snapshot of current space needs as well as five year growth projections.

Master Plans

Denton Campus Master Plan & Denton Campus Master Plan Update
In August 2005, the UNT System Board of Regents approved the Denton Campus Master Plan. The master plan sets out a development strategy and vision for the University’s main campus and Eagle Point.  It includes growth projections for educational, general, housing, and parking facilities and identifies building site recommendations, architectural and landscape guidelines, and parking recommendations. In August 2013, the UNT System Board of Regents approved a Master Plan update. 

Discovery Park Master Plan
In May 2011, the UNT System Board of Regents approved the Master Plan for Discovery Park. The plan articulates a comprehensive vision and long-term program strategy for the Park that is founded on the University’s strategic research priorities and the economic potential of the Park, as well as relationships with the University’s main campus. It sets Discovery Park on a trajectory for emerging as one of the most innovative settings for research, business incubation, and technology transfer in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Library Master Plan
The UNT Libraries Master Plan was completed in November 2011. The plan defines the vision, creates a new pathway for services, and addresses the development of physical facilities for the Libraries over the next twenty years. Collaborative initiatives identified in the Plan will enrich the Libraries’ effectiveness, foster faculty research, engage the growing student body, and support a vibrant UNT community.

University Union Master Plan
The University Union Master Plan was completed in December 2009. The Concept Design for the Union Renovation and Expansion was completed in March 2012 and approved by the student body in April 2012. Construction began in August 2013 and with an expected grand opening date of Summer 2015. The current Union was built in the 1970’s and was designed to serve approximately 17,000 students. The renovation and addition project will more than double the amount of student organization space and provide additional food service, entertainment, and meeting spaces. 

Research Plans

Strategic Plan for Research 2011-2020
In May 2010, the UNT System Board of Regents adopted the UNT Strategic Plan for Research. This is a 10-year, two-step plan which will move UNT forward in achieving recognition as a national research university. The first phase addresses how UNT will meet the eligibility requirements for the National Research University Fund by 2015.  The second phase addresses reaching Carnegie’s Very High Research Activity status.

National Research Emerging Fund Eligibility Report 2015
In 2012, UNT was designated as an Emerging Research University in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Accountability System. This 2013 report provides information on the progress of Texas institutions toward meeting the criteria required to be named a National Research University (NRU) and for meeting the eligibility requirements to receive distributions from the NRU Fund.