Among her comments:
- Our university’s goal is to position UNCG to be as strong academically as possible, consistent with our mission, strategic plan and responsibility to the people of North Carolina, she said.
- From what she has observed so far, one thing is clear: “This process, as challenging as it has been for the campus, has identified significant areas of strength and opportunity that will shape the direction of this university in coming years.”
She believes the outcome of the process will highlight three major areas of work moving forward:
- the identification of a number of strengths which we should consider as candidates for future investment
- the identification of challenged programs which will require further study and plans to strengthen those critical to the vision and mission of the university
- the identification of programs for discontinuation
“Our future as a leader in meeting the needs of our students and the people of North Carolina is linked to the first two areas,” she said. Regarding the third area, she indicated those difficult decisions will enable the university to focus increasingly scarce resources on the programs and activities essential to our continued success.
Additionally, she noted that the current UNCG Strategic Plan ends in 2014. The insights and knowledge gained from this review will be of great help as our university shapes the next strategic plan. They will also be helpful as our university prepares for the next major comprehensive campaign.