Strategic Plan

Share Your Input about UNCW’s Strategic Design and Planning

May 2, 2022

Many thanks to the Seahawks who were able to attend UNCW’s Strategic Design and Planning webinar on April 27. If you missed the webinar, the recording and a copy of the presentation are available online 

Input Requested by May 18
We value your thoughts about the strengths, opportunities and challenges the committee presented. 
share your input via this anonymous survey managed by Institutional Research and Planning. The opportunity to offer feedback through the survey will be available throughout our strategic planning process; however, the committee requests your input for immediate review by Wednesday, May 18, so they can incorporate into work over the summer. 

Thank you, 
Committee Co-Chairs 

Dr. Nathan Grove, Faculty Senate President & Professor, Chemistry  
Susan Smith, Former Staff Senate Chair, Member Services & Operations Coordinator, Campus Recreation  
Dr. James Winebrake, Provost & Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

UNCW Engaged in Strategic Design and Planning Process

In spring 2021, UNCW launched an inclusive strategic design and planning process to build on the success of the current Strategic Plan, which was extended through 2022. The extension provides the university with time to plan for the next phase of UNCW’s future while also navigating the effects of the global pandemic.

The Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli announced formation of the Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee. The SDPSC comprises faculty, staff and students from across UNCW to represent a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. The committee co-chairs are:  

See a full list of the Strategic Design and Planning Steering Committee.

Committee Activities 

  • Review key literature and participate in trainings, workshops and discussions related to design thinking and strategic planning principles. 
  • Develop timeline and framework for strategic design and planning work through the 2021-22 academic year.  
  • Facilitate the collection of information from key campus stakeholders, including hosting campus fora and/or public discussions. 
  • Participate in regular meetings. 
  • Represent their respective constituencies through transparent communication. 
  • Translate input from constituents into overarching problem-solving and strategic priorities for campus. 
  • Identify campus constituents to comprise various workgroups related to problem-identification and strategic priorities. 
  • Collect information from workgroups to design strategic actions, goals, targets, and objectives.  
  • Craft and review draft reports that will ultimately lead to the final plan. 
  • Solicit endorsement from campus governing bodies. 

See more information about the SDPSC's activities.

Campus and Community Involvement Needed

When members of the SDPSC reach out to you for your input and support, please assist them in this important work. Your voice matters throughout this process. Have questions? Please contact one of the co-chairs.