Academic Affairs

About Us: Mission Statement

Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities.

The division allocates resources to recruit and retain faculty scholars and to create a learning environment that encourages students to:

  • think critically
  • develop problem solving and communication skills
  • foster an appreciation for all forms of scholarship
  • value lifelong learning
In collaboration with other divisions of the university, Academic Affairs:
  • supports technology-based instruction and learning both on campus and through distance education
  • encourages intellectual inquiry across disciplines to promote innovation and discovery
  • provides for the economic, social and cultural advancement of the greater Wilmington community through continuing personal and professional education