Mission and Vision

View our 2020 Plan for Engagement at UNC

Mission
UNC is promoting transformative education that infuses, supports, and values reciprocal public engagement throughout our academic enterprise. In so doing, we nurture the interconnections among teaching-learning, research, scholarship, creative works, and practice situated in local and global communities.

Vision
UNC’s commitment to engagement will authentically enhance our mission as a public institution to teach, learn and serve in the public interest, and will honorably reflect the values and norms that we identify with as an inclusive, caring and genuine community that delivers education with humanity. UNC Engagement will:

  • ENGAGE students in authentic teaching and learning by applying their knowledge to real-life problem solving, thus leading to transformative education.
  • ENQUIRE and advance human understanding by addressing local and global issues through community oriented, community based, and/or community built, mutually beneficial and reciprocal research, scholarship and creative works.
  • ENRICH campus and community connections among students, faculty, student affairs professionals, staff, departments, programs, centers, units and other entities on and off campus, in order to share expertise, cultivate existing efforts, and develop new, inclusive collaborations and reciprocal partnerships.