Special Initiatives

The UNC System proactively creates special programs to address challenges and meet the changing needs of the people of North Carolina. Below is a list of initiatives supported and sponsored by the University

Strategic Planning

Higher Expectations: Strategic Plan, 2017-2022

In January 2017, the UNC Board of Governors approved a new Strategic Plan, Higher Expectations, focused on access, student success, affordability and efficiency, economic impact and community engagement, and excellent and diverse institutions.

Our Time, Our Future: Strategic Directions 2013-18

A five-year plan 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. 
Learn more about UNC's strategic plan

Strategic Plan Progress Reports

Strategic Directions Plan Dashboard Report (October 2013)
Strategic Directions Plan Dashboard Report (January 2014)

UNC Tomorrow

UNC Tomorrow's primary focus was to ensure that the UNC System remained responsive and relevant to the state’s interests by identifying and evaluating the state’s present and projected needs. A final report served as a roadmap for the creation of policy and for the designation of resources for the system. Further, it strengthened the bond between the University and the community.
UNC Tomorrow Final Report

Transparency and Accountability

UNC Data Dashboard

An interactive, online database that gives students, parents, policymakers and taxpayers expanded access to detailed system data on selected core measures. This new tool reflects UNC’s commitment to increase transparency, better track and measure our productivity, efficiency, and impact; and demonstrate greater accountability to the people of North Carolina.  

Campus Safety and Security 

In August 2013, the UNC Campus Security Initiative was launched to study system-level coordination of security and student safety efforts at our 17 campuses.

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