Border 2010: The University of Texas Border Poll (Fall 2010)
The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies shall develop and operate an applied survey research center for the purpose of training UTB/TSC students in conducting survey research. This is expected to rapidly become an essential component of both undergraduate and graduate programs in liberal arts, education and business and will also support institutional research in enrollment planning and institutional advancement. The University of Texas Border Poll will provide UTB/TSC faculty and students with a new and necessary skill that will be instantly sellable in the community and work place. The University of Texas Border Poll is expected to rapidly become one of the most expected, watched and quoted survey research polls in the American Southwest and Mexico as it examines issues and attitudes concerning health reform, veterans, the border wall, poverty, violence and women’s issues and much more. The University of Texas Border Poll should rapidly garner the UT System national and international attention as the go to" institution on the U.S.-Mexico Border. Additionally, the poll is expected to operate as an auxiliary enterprise which will rapidly earn critically necessary revenues for the center and for the university.