The college's new strategic plan and culture charter identify the shared vision, values and priorities that our community can use to move us forward.
A Collective Way Forward
The College of Sciences strategic plan and culture charter are designed to support leadership toward building a stronger and more collective future for the college. The planning process identified opportunities for the college to create unique value and greater equality of opportunity for its various internal and external stakeholders.
And given the adage that “culture eats strategy for breakfast,” a number of existing challenges identified through the creation of the strategic plan can be improved if the college leadership and community members prioritize continuing to work together to define and animate the college’s culture and what makes it unique.
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
By adhering to these principles, we can open the doors to science and build equity.
To provide an inclusive, world-class science education to our students, to catalyze scientific research and innovation that improve our world and our collective understanding, and to invite the people of North Carolina, the U.S.A., and the world, into our work as we become a local and global hub for open science.
We are urgently expanding equity, public participation and discovery in science, so that anyone can contribute solutions to our world’s greatest challenges for a sustainable, data-driven and just future.
Our Core Values
Our Strategic Priorities
Priority 1: Deepen Scientific Foundations
Let’s work together to develop robust and relevant foundational skills and research to advance scientific knowledge toward abetter future for all.
Priority 2: Elevate Support Infrastructure
Let’s invest in people and infrastructure that will empower excellence, inclusion and openness in research, teaching and community partnerships.
Priority 3: Advance Equity
Let’s nurture a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that values the experiences and perspectives of faculty, staff and students, and breaks down barriers to equity and equality of opportunity.
Priority 4: Open Up Science
Let’s empower the college to become a local and global hub for public participation in science to connect our entire community to scientific discovery and innovation in meaningful ways.
The Planning Process
The college will use this space to periodically report on progress toward the priorities laid out in this plan. This will be informed in large part by members of our community, who can submit their activities and ideas that address plan priorities. Expect the first update in the second half of 2022.