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With our partners and oversight by the UNC Board of Governors, the University will undertake this initiative through a four-part process:

1)     Preparation                February – July 2007

Work with campuses to analyze what they are currently doing to meet present and future challenges facing our state and their region and how they identify those challenges; conduct internal review of existing resources; and synthesize and update existing reports and studies.

2)     Assessment                August 2007 – January 2008

Meet with business, nonprofit, community, policy, and governmental leaders in each of the state’s regions and in statewide sectors to hear from them what they need from UNC over the next twenty years; Commission issues report and recommendations to UNC BOG.

3)     Response                    February 2008 – May 2008

Develop a response to identified needs by UNC and each campus consistent with UNC’s mission as well as systemic changes to internal processes to ensure continued focus in future years.  The UNC BOG will approve response plans.

4)     Implementation         June 2008 – January 2012

Implement responses at the UNC and campus level by integrating responses into missions, programs, and curriculum, and assessing progress toward goals.


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