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Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan defines our vision, mission, priorities and core values that align with our culture charter and guide us in all that we do.

Our Vision

A compassionate world in which textiles enhance sustainability and quality of life for all.

Our Mission

We exist to advance the success of our students, and the textile industry in North Carolina, the U.S., and around the world, through teaching innovation, research excellence, strong partnerships and service.

Our Priorities

A hyper-collaborative culture rooted in equality of opportunity.
Sustainability in all of our work.
Enhance quality of life for all.

Our Core Values

Compassion

We demonstrate compassion for each other, our alumni, our partners and everyone we come in contact with.

Equity

We commit to deconstructing inequities and building a welcoming environment where everyone belongs.

Collaboration

We collaborate with everyone that seeks to use textiles to improve the quality of life.

Innovation

We drive research and scholarship to push the textile industry forward and prepare the next generation of leaders.

Sustainability

We integrate sustainability in all that we do to improve our society and protect the environment.

Culture Charter

Our Leaders:

Leadership and Collaboration

  • Lead on strategy, vision and culture.
  • Listen and communicate with empathy and openness.
  • Approach problems collaboratively and aligned with our values.
  • Make evidence-based, equitable, transparent and timely decisions.

Culture, Equity and Compassion

  • Act to expand equity for underrepresented / marginalized groups.
  • Deconstruct inequity.
  • Invest in all members equitably to support their full potential.

Professional Development

  • Demonstrate accountability for personal learning and growth.
  • Ensure opportunities for learning and growth for all.
  • Respect boundaries, capacities and contributions of others.

Our Community:

Culture, Equity and Compassion

  • Advocate for underrepresented and marginalized peers.
  • Identify challenges and advocate for solutions to inequity.
  • Advocate for leadership accountability.
  • Listen and communicate with empathy and openness.

Collaboration

  • Support leadership in making decisions by sharing contributions, expertise and perspectives.
  • Share resources (funds, space, expertise, tools, etc.), opportunities and ideas to support the success of strategic and cultural goals.
  • Solve problems collaboratively and aligned with our values.
  • Support others in articulating their boundaries / contributions.

Professional Development

  • Demonstrate accountability for personal learning and growth.
  • Advocate for themselves and peers seeking opportunities for learning and growth.

Sustainability is not only a priority in all that we do here at the Wilson College, it’s also one of the core values that informs each decision we make. If you are printing the Wilson College of Textiles’ Strategic Plan and Culture Charter, use this more sustainable option, which uses less ink.