Division of Strategy and Policy
The Division of Strategy and Policy enhances and furthers the UNC System’s strategic goals. To this end, Strategy and Policy has developed a robust performance measurement system to track progress toward System goals and proactively identifies new initiatives that will help advance those goals.
The division leads several projects and programs, including:
Implementation of Higher Expectations: The Strategic Plan for the UNC System
The North Carolina Student Aid Study Group, a joint effort of the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College Systems
Division of Strategy and Policy Staff
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Policy
P20 Policy and Programs
Bennett T Jones
Director of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
GEAR UP NC
GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” and is a national college access initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of this initiative is to significantly increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Over the past seven years, more than 22,000 students and their families in sixteen North Carolina school districts have been supported through academic support services, financial aid and career counseling, college tours, and mentoring services. GEAR UP also provides professional development to school leadership, emphasizing the importance of data-driven decision making when developing programs to address student needs.