Transformative Excellence Program

The Transformative Excellence Program (TEP) built on faculty strengths in strategic interdisciplinary areas through cluster hiring. The goal was to identify areas within the university in which making a small number of strategic additions to faculty in different academic units would enhance the U’s preeminence. The initiative prioritized areas of emphasis that have societal relevance within Utah and across the nation.

Examples of thematic clusters selected in the first three phases of the TEP included:

  • Families and Health Research*
  • Society, Water, Climate
  • Statistical Science and Big Data
  • Digital Humanities
  • Biophysics*
  • Sustaining Biodiversity
  • Health Economics and Health Policy*
  • Resilient Spaces (Aging)
  • Science and Math Education
  • Neuroscience*

*clusters that include main campus and health science units