Mission, Impossible?

The college has scheduled a series of meetings to examine it’s mission, vision, and values statements. I’m excited to know this because part of my interview for the vacant seat on the board last November was that we’ve lost our way over the past few years and we need to refocus on students.

I particularly like the part of the notice that reads, “We realize that in the past, efforts like these were viewed as simply a way for the college to add another plaque to its collection of honors. Please know those days are over … These steps are being taken to make the institution better, not to get an award.”

I couldn’t have written it better myself — well, maybe.

JCCC’s Mission: Learning Comes First at JCCC
INTERNAL FORUMS SCHEDULED TO EXAMINE VISION, MISSION AND VALUES STATEMENTS

Students, faculty and staff can weigh in on JCCC’s vision, mission and values statements at open forums on Jan. 30 and 31.
This year we are taking a new look at the college’s vision, mission and values statements, an effort that will help identify new institutional goals and initiatives to use for strategic planning.
Members of the community expressed their thoughts about JCCC in a series of open forums held in October.
On Jan. 30, forums will run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. On Jan. 31 – a Saturday — a forum will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with the Executive Council preparing breakfast for those participants willing to come in on the weekend!
We realize that in the past, efforts like these were viewed as simply a way for the college to add another plaque to its collection of honors. Please know those days are over. The college is committed to continuous quality improvement, as shown by our involvement in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), the college’s accreditation process through the Higher Learning Commission. These steps are being taken to make the institution better, not to get an award.
Please consider attending one of the forums in January, and register for your desired forum through Staff Development using the CRNs noted below:
* Jan. 30, 8-9:30 a.m., CRN 30419, 101 RC
* Jan. 30, 3-4:30 p.m. , CRN 30420, 101 RC
* Jan. 31, 9:30-11 a.m., CRN 30421, 101 RC
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