Long-range planning for the University is one of the key statutory responsibilities assigned to the UNC Board of Governors by the NC General Assembly. Over the past 40 years, the Board has periodically revised and updated a five-year strategic plan.
At its February 2013 meeting, the Board of Governors adopted “Our Time, Our Future: the UNC Compact with North Carolina,” which will serve as the University's strategic directions for 2013-18. The five core goals outlined in the plan are pivotal to setting current and future priorities, resource planning and allocation, program planning, review and refinement of academic missions, and strategic planning by UNC constituent institutions and affiliated entities. They also reflect the University's deep commitment to help North Carolina respond to changing state needs and economic challenges.
The new five-year plan was developed with input from the UNC Advisory Committee on Strategic Directions, consisting of business, education, and government leaders from across the state, as well as selected Board members, UNC chancellors, and faculty, staff, and student leadership; and a Strategic Directions Committee, chaired by a member of the Board of Governors and including selected General Administration staff and UNC chancellors. The adopted plan also reflects valuable feedback from the UNC Faculty Advisory Committee, the UNC Faculty and Staff Assemblies, and the UNC Association of Student Governments.
View the complete document: Strategic Directions 2013-2018