Creativity for AllUnless a student chooses an academic path in the arts, universities are generally not equipped to provide meaningful and ongoing programs for art-based creativity projects and inspiration. For more than 200 years, we at Carolina have kept the liberal arts education at the very core of the student experience because we believe this broad foundation yields a more well-rounded and real-world-ready adult. The same is true for exposure to and opportunities in the arts. With this philosophy in mind, we will support and expand thought-provoking arts programming to strengthen creativity and critical thinking among all students and faculty as well as in our community.
Making Spaces a Source for Innovative ThinkingA poorly positioned room or an under-resourced environment can adversely affect success, productivity and proficiency. We will do all we can to ensure our student spaces, classrooms, working environments, labs, and more are built not just to give people a place to be, but a place to succeed. To do this we will create buildings and spaces that foster innovation and multi-disciplinary solutions to global challenges.
Getting Ideas to Market FasterUniversities are known for their slow-moving ways, but in today’s fast-changing technological environment, we must focus on methods and ideas that accelerate the pace of moving entrepreneurial ideas with commercial promise or social impact to markets and people in North Carolina and around the world.
- Global Impact
More Impact in North Carolina and around the WorldStaying true to the chancellor’s strategic framework, being “of and for the public” is a priority for the future of Carolina, and equal to that is creating a “culture of innovation”. We focus on these core imperatives, not to raise our rankings, but rather to make a great impact on the people we serve. The only way we can sustain and grow solution-oriented service is to enhance our position as a preeminent translational research university, thereby strengthening our impact in North Carolina and beyond.
“Michael Piehler’s childhood inspired him to pursue his life’s work in restoring ecosystems in need.”