Increase in the pace of emergence coupled with accelerated resource depletion endangers long-term planning and thoughtful decision-making
Exponential Culture
Creativity and imagination drive social, cultural and economic change
The Imagination Age
21st Century Education
We Are a School
The Contexts of ATEC
Where and When is ATEC
Students learn in many places, enabled by networked and mobile technologies.

Diversity and inclusion are the foundation of a socially responsible educational experience.
Anne Balsamo, 2020
Inspiration, challenges, and opportunities emerge from different contexts
Climate change, extreme economic inequity, and institutionalized discrimination require immediate intervention
Social Justice Activism
STRATEGIC PLAN | FALL 2020 — CONTEXTS OF ATEC
University of Texas at Dallas
Serving the region, the state, and country as a STEM university
*US Bureau of Labor Statistics Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Area
Overall
7.4%
Management
29.5%
Technology
11.8%
Arts and Design
14.5%
DFW Job Market Growth 2016-2019