University and System Strategic Plans

UNC Charlotte Strategic Goals

  • Academic Excellence: Realizing higher education’s transformational power by providing an exemplary academic experience for all students.
  • Access and Social Mobility: Providing education that has profound social and economic value and lifelong impact for students from all backgrounds.
  • Discovery, Innovation, and Creativity: Engaging in inquiry to generate new knowledge, modes of expression, understanding, and solutions to society’s most significant challenges.
  • Community Engagement: Collaborating with local, state, national, and global partners to prepare our students to be engaged and effective citizens and to promote the common good through research and service that addresses a broad range of social needs.
  • Integrity and Respect: Ensuring the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards and a collegial culture that embraces different perspectives, civil disclosure, and free expression, where all University members are treated with respect, fairness, and dignity.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Eliminating barriers and creating an inclusive and equitable culture of belonging for students, faculty, and staff of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Pursuing sustainability and environmental justic to protect the planet through education, research, stewardship of scarce resources.
  • Performance and Accountability: Utilizing data to inform university policies, programs, and actions and to assess progress through relevant measures.
UNC Charlotte Full Strategic Plan, 2021 – 2031, “Shaping What’s Next”
UNC System Strategic Plan, 2017 – 2022, “Higher Expectations”