Mission, Vision, Philosophy and Goals
College of the Canyons is a learning-centered community college that provides academic education and workforce training at the lower-division level, to all capable of profiting from instruction. The faculty and staff promote substantive personal growth and intellectual progress of learners, by combining time-proven concepts with the latest technological advances.
College of the Canyons is dedicated to enhancing our reputation as a leading two-year college, recognized locally, regionally and statewide for technical advancement, institutional effectiveness, student support, model academic and professional programs, excellence in teaching and learning, and the sense of community that we provide to our students and staff.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
We honor and reward high performance in teaching and learning.
RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE
We foster a campus climate characterized by civility, collegiality, and tolerance. We encourage honesty, integrity, and social responsibility.
PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY
We create lasting 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, intellectual, artistic, civic, cultural, and economic aspirations of our surrounding community.
We set the highest standards for ourselves and support the professional development of faculty, staff, and administrators.
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
We provide an environment conducive to innovation and creativity. We encourage members of the College community to embrace changes that will enhance the College’s mission.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
College of the Canyons will provide a positive environment and necessary resources to support excellent teaching, student learning, and the completion of students’ goals including attaining degrees and certificates.
College of the Canyons will provide student support services to facilitate student success and maximize student opportunity.
College of the Canyons will promote diversity of the community, students, and staff.
College of the Canyons will select and develop high-quality staff.
College of the Canyons will generate support, resources, networks and information to enhance the college’s success.
College of the Canyons will use outcomes data on progress being made towards college goals -- including student learning outcomes, administrative unit outcomes, and other accountability measures -- on a regular basis to inform planning and decisions.
College of the Canyons will provide support, direction and oversight for all District financial Resources to ensure fiscal compliance, proper accounting and positive audits and develop financial resources to maintain and improve programs and services consistent with institutional commitments (mission, goals, and objectives) and in alignment with our enrollment management plans.
College of the Canyons will utilize state-of-the-art technologies to enhance programs, services and operations.
College of the Canyons will provide facilities that are clean, efficient, safe, and aesthetically pleasing to support College programs and services.
College of the Canyons will dare to dream and make it happen!
College of the Canyons will enhance and support a sense of community and cooperation on campus.
College of the Canyons will assert its leadership to increase educational, economic, and cultural opportunities for the community including businesses, industry, arts groups, and community-based organizations in the region.