Institutional Research and Planning

University Planning

University Planning pursues the stated mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington by providing comprehensive planning support for the administrative leadership of the university. Below has information on Mission Statements, UNCW's Strategic Plan, SACSCOC, Historical Archives / Past Planning Documents, Peer Institutions, Quality Enhacement Plan (QEP), and Data Sources.

Mission Statements

View the UNCW Mission Statement and the UNC System Mission Statement.

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Strategic Plan

Excellence, integrity, diversity and innovation have long shaped the student-centered learning experience at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. These values, along with our ever-present dedication to community engagement, serve as the foundation for our strategic plan, developed by the campus community to guide our growth through 2021. Inside this publication, you will discover the many ways our strategic plan focuses on the distinctive qualities that make UNC Wilmington one of the best institutions of higher education in the nation.

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. 

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Historical Archives / Past Planning Documents

An analytical tool that allows you to benchmark teaching workloads, instructional costs and productivity, by academic discipline.  More than 700 institutions have participated in the  comparative analysis of faculty teaching loads, direct instructional cost, and separately budgeted scholarly and public service activity. 

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Peer Institutions

The UNCW official peer instititions list approved by the the UNC Board of Gov. for benchmarking and comparision purposes.  

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Quality Enhacement Plan (QEP)

Cultivating the Collaborative Campus: High-Impact Interdisciplinary Research & Training is UNCW's Quality Enhancement Plan, a plan which aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration across campus. 

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Data Sources

Helpful sources of data on higher education.

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