The UNC Policy Manual
Every two years, the president, with input from the constituent institutions, shall present to the Board of Governors for adoption, a long-range plan covering a five-year period. Such plan shall outline the process for linking enrollment, academic program, and facilities planning, and expansion budget and capital improvements requests with the mission, direction, and programmatic priorities of the University. It shall also include a process to promote the continuing progress of the University of North Carolina in increasing the enrollment and retention of minority students at all constituent institutions, thereby diversifying the student bodies of those campuses.
Upon adoption, the long-range plan shall be forwarded by the chairman of the Board of Governors to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and members of the Advisory Budget Commission. The senior vice president for academic affairs shall maintain a copy of each long-range plan that has been adopted by the Board of Governors.