WT-125 White Papers

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WT 125 White Papers

In order to address critical issues related to WT 125 White Papers will be developed by various campus experts to provide perspectives for consideration by various Theme Groups. The White Papers are overarching reflections that will impact every aspect of WT in the future.

For example, an Information Technology White Paper will be prepared that covers the manifold aspects of information flow and processing that are important to West Texas A&M University as it approaches its 125th anniversary. Rather than relegate to one theme group the ramifications of serving a complex and ever-changing information construct, the Information Technology White Paper will lay a foundation and reflections that should be included in all Theme Group deliberations, findings and recommendations.

The following list of White Papers are included in the WT 125 effort.
  1. A Regional Research University – The Needs of the Panhandle
  2. Diversity
  3. The Panhandle
  4. Why Transfer from Community Colleges Is Critical
  5. Enrollment in Higher Education: Challenges and Management
  6. Pipeline Programs to Texas A&M University (College Station)
  7. A College of Arts and Sciences or a University College
  8. Responsiveness to Industry Across Disciplines: Market-Informed Education
  9. Residential Life
  10. Residential Living Cost Analysis
  11. Student Debt
  12. Information Technology
  13. Cornette Library: The Portal to Scholarship and Discovery
  14. The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: Calling Upon the Past to Shape the Future
  15. Affiliation Has Its Benefits
The White Papers should be akin to a conference proceeding. In other words, they should be referenced and be reflective of ideas and concepts that the authors believe will have an impact on West Texas A&M University. They should be tightly written, pithy, and cause readers to reflect. They should be no more than ten pages in length. These White Papers are important and will become public record and used for reflection over the next generation by the people of WT.

The following are a few examples of possible issues to address:
  1. Importance to Future of WT
  2. Current Circumstances
  3. Projected Changes by 2035
  4. Environmental Impact, The Corridor and The Panhandle
  5. Impacts on Doctoral Aspiration
  6. Impacts on Students
  7. Impacts on Faculty and Staff
  8. Costs for Positive Change
  9. Impacts on Community Colleges
  10. Residential Life
  11. Leadership/Management/Governance Issues