Mission, Vision, Philosophy & Strategic Goals
College of the Canyons provides relevant academic education at the lower division level, workforce training for businesses and lifelong learning programs for all who seek those opportunities. College of the Canyons will help students with diverse interests and needs meet their educational goals and develop learning strategies required of productive citizens in an ever-changing world.
College of the Canyons is dedicated to being a leading two-year college, recognized locally, regionally, statewide and nationally for technical advancement, institutional effectiveness, student support, model academic and professional programs, excellence in teaching and learning, fostering a broad range of community partnerships, maximizing student access and for the sense of community that we provide to our students and staff.
We believe in the following values:
Teaching and Learning -- We honor and reward high performance for teaching and learning.
Respect for All People -- We foster a climate characterized by civility, collegiality and acceptance. We expect honesty, integrity, social responsibility and ethical behavior.
Partnership with the Community -- We create relationships providing the foundation of success for chosen current and future partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities, businesses, government and social agencies. These partnerships advance the educational, artistic, civic, cultural and economic aspirations of our surrounding community.
Excellence -- We set the highest standards for ourselves and support the professional development of faculty, staff and administrators.
Creativity and Innovation -- We are an innovative and creative community. We encourage members of the college community to be entrepreneurial, forward-thinking, creative, persistent and spontaneous, and to welcome changes that will enhance the college's ability to fulfill its mission.
2005 STRATEGIC GOALS
Teaching and Learning -- College of the Canyons will provide a positive environment and necessary resources to support excellent teaching and student success.
Student Support -- College of the Canyons will provide student support services to facilitate student success and maximize student opportunity.
Cultural Diversity -- College of the Canyons will promote cultural diversity of the community, students and staff.
Human Resources -- College of the Canyons will select and develop high-quality staff.
Institutional Advancement -- College of the Canyons will generate support, resources, networks and information to enhance the College's success.
Institutional Effectiveness -- College of the Canyons will evaluate progress being made toward College goals on a continuous basis.
Financial Stability -- College of the Canyons will provide and develop financial resources to maintain and improve programs and services consistent with institutional commitments (mission, goals, and objectives).
Technological Advancement -- College of the Canyons will utilize state-of-the-art technologies to enhance programs.
Physical Resources -- College of the Canyons will provide facilities that are clean, efficient, safe and aesthetically pleasing to support College programs and services.
Innovation -- College of the Canyons will dare to dream and make it happen!
Campus Climate -- College of the Canyons will enhance and support a sense of community and cooperation on campus.
College of the Canyons • Santa Clarita Community College District
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: (661) 259-7800 • Internet: http://www.canyons.edu