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Provide students a unique, comprehensive, intellectually rigorous education — referred to as the “Charlotte Model” — to be delivered through enhanced pedagogy and transformative co-curricular experiences and integrated with robust student success measures.
Ensure equity, accessibility, affordability and student success using the Charlotte Model.
Prepare students to thrive in a changing world.
Strengthen curricula to educate students to become resilient and self-confident lifelong learners who are equipped to become leaders, engage meaningfully in careers and contribute to their communities.
Provide graduate students and postdoctoral trainees with high-quality mentoring, teaching, research training and professional development.
Achieve national prominence as an emerging, top-tier research university.
Advance the research mission by recruiting, nurturing and retaining world-class, diverse faculty, staff and students.
Expand postbaccalaureate education, doctoral studies and postdoctoral training and achieve the highest recognition for exemplary programs.
Enhance the academic reputations of all colleges and foster signature areas of research, scholarship and creative discovery.
Bolster interdisciplinary, intra-institutional and inter-institutional, and global collaborations to address complex challenges.
Fulfill our role as North Carolina’s urban research university to benefit our city, region and beyond by co-producing transformative solutions to societal issues and challenges.
Support the improvement of educational and socioeconomic outcomes for the Charlotte region by mobilizing University resources and community collaborations.
Elevate the University’s role as a talent and workforce cultivator to support community needs.
Serve as an intellectual center for our students, employees, alumni and region.
Serve North Carolinians more completely by valuing the region’s unique characteristics, histories and peoples to foster educational success among traditionally underserved groups within our state.
Foster a thriving culture based on integrity and respect that values all people and the planet.
Demonstrate leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Enhance policies, practices and resources to make the University a highly desirable place to live, learn and work.
Elevate and broaden student, alumni, faculty and staff engagement, investment and lifelong pride in the University.
Expand the use of community programs and activities, including athletics, performing arts, design, gardens and campus, to enhance the University’s reputation, grow enrollment and bolster engagement.
Explore our full plan to read about each strategic area's objectives and actions.