Compliance Certification Report

3.1.1
The mission statement is current and comprehensive, accurately guides the institution's operations, is periodically reviewed and updated, is approved by the governing board, and is communicated to the institution’s constituencies. (Mission)
√ Compliant
Partially Compliant
Non-Compliant
Narrative:
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Mission Statement is current and comprehensive. It addresses UTMB’s dedication to teaching, scientific investigation, patient care, and improved health care for the greater community of Texas citizens in general. It reads as follows:
The mission of The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is to provide scholarly teaching, innovative scientific investigation, and state-of-the-art patient care in a learning environment to better the health of society.

UTMB’s education programs enable the state’s talented individuals to become outstanding practitioners, teachers, and investigators in the health care sciences, thereby meeting the needs of the people of Texas and its national and international neighbors.

UTMB’s comprehensive primary, specialty, and sub-specialty care clinical programs support the educational mission and are committed to the health and well-being of all Texans through the delivery of state-of-the-art preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services.

UTMB’s research programs are committed to the discovery of new innovative biomedical and health services knowledge leading to increasingly effective and accessible health care for the citizens of Texas (1).
The UTMB Mission Statement is communicated to its constituencies through its home page on the Internet (2), on the faculty, student, and staff Intranet (3), and in its catalogs and bulletins (4) (5) (6) (7) (8).

The mission statement must meet certain characteristics as delineated in the rules of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) (9) (10) and it is reviewed by the THECB at least every four years (11). The UTMB Mission Statement was last reviewed and approved on January 29, 2004 (12). In 2003, UTMB developed an Institutional Plan for Distance Education and Off-Campus Instruction that is consistent with the UTMB mission statement (13) and in accordance with guidelines of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (14) and with the Principles of Good Practice of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) (15).
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Source
1
UTMB Mission Statement
www.utmb.edu/mission/default.htm
2
UTMB, Public Site
http://www.utmb.edu/
3
UTMB, Faculty/Staff Site
http://intranet.utmb.edu/
4
UTMB General Information Catalog, 2007-2009, p. 1
http://www.utmb.edu/enrollmentservices/PDF/Catalogs/Gen%20Info%20Catalog%2007-09web.pdf
5
UTMB School of Medicine Bulletin, 2007-2009, p. 4
http://www.som.utmb.edu/SOM%20Bulletin%20web.pdf
6
UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Bulletin, 2007-2009, p. 1
http://www.gsbs.utmb.edu/GSBSBulletin.pdf
7
UTMB School of Nursing Bulletin, 2007-2009, p. 3
http://www.son.utmb.edu/academic_programs/SON%20Bulletin%202007-2009.pdf
8
UTMB School of Allied Health Sciences Bulletin, 2007-2009, p. 2
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/sahs_bulletin.pdf
9
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Rules Currently in Effect, Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B. Role and Mission, Section 5.21, Definitions, (4) Mission Statement
www.thecb.state.tx.us/Rules/tac3.cfm?Chapter_ID=5&SubChapter=B&PDF=1
10
Texas State Education Code, Subchapter C. Powers and Duties of Board, Sec. 61.051 (e) Coordination of Institutions of Public Higher Education
http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/ed.toc.htm
11
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Rules Currently in Effect, Chapter 5, Rules Applying to Public Universities and/or Health-Related Institutions of Higher Education in Texas, Subchapter B. Role and Mission, Section 5.24, Criteria and Approval of Mission Statements and Tables of Programs, (c) Review and Approval Process
www.thecb.state.tx.us/Rules/tac3.cfm?Chapter_ID=5&SubChapter=B&PDF=1
12
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Approval, UTMB Mission Statement
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/aar/missions/utmbgmission.pdf
13
Institutional Plan for Distance Education and Off-Campus Instruction, pp. 2-3
http://intranet.utmb.edu/Strategic/IPDEOCI.doc
14
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Review Procedures for Institutional Report for Distance Education and Off-Campus Instruction
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/0341.PDF
15
Southern Regional Education Board “Principles of Good Practice”
http://www.ecinitiatives.org/publications/Principals_2004.pdf