The goals for UNC presence on behalf of the UCPLC should be to develop and implement programs that:
Provide local opportunities for 4-year and graduate degrees in teacher education, thereby increasing the supply of these professionals in the region;
Provide continuing education and professional development for existing teachers, thereby increasing their effectiveness and reducing turnover;
Assist teachers, counselors and other community service-providers in encouraging K – 12 students to excel in school and apply to, enroll in and graduate from higher education institutions; and
Provide other higher education programming needed in the region, based on demand in the region and supply capability of the member institutions and sustainable funding.