General Info > Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Directions & Goals

Our Mission

Mendocino College partners with a dynamic community of diverse students to help them achieve their educational goals.  Informed by research, reflection and dialogue, the College offers programs in Basic Skills, Transfer Preparation and Career and Technical Education as well as Workforce Improvement.  The College demonstrates its commitment to student success through high-quality and innovative instruction, providing individual attention to student needs in an inclusive and accessible learning environment. Mendocino College embraces its role as an intellectual, economic and cultural anchor for the region.

(revised April 10, 2013)

Our Vision

Mendocino College faculty, staff and students inspire each other to engage in quality educational experiences to achieve student success.

Within this partnership, all members share a mutual accountability for student success. Faculty and staff serve as the catalyst for students actively engaged in the learning process; students accept their responsibility to define their goals and to work actively toward them.

Our Core Values

Student Success:  We are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals.

Collaboration:  We participate in our communities to become informed about and engaged in local and global issues.  We work and communicate collegially, both on campus and in our communities.

Respect:  We recognize the worth of individuals by encouraging active participation, open exchange of ideas and collaborative decision making.

Integrity:  We maintain public trust by being honest, fair and equitable and by honoring our commitments to our students, staff and communities.

Diversity: We respect the dignity of each individual; we value the creativity and insight that emerge from individual differences; and we recognize the importance of diversity in achieving our goals.

Continuous Improvement:  We work to integrate the best practices in education and to ensure progress toward achieving our goals by operating in a culture of evidence.

Sustainability:  We embrace sustainable practices and recognize our responsibility as global citizens.

Our Strategic Goals 

Within our learner-centered partnership:

  1. Foster student success and learning as measured by outcomes and by considering the educational achievement gaps among all students.

  2. Promote student access to college programs and services.

  3. Support and enhance a vibrant, inclusive, equitable and culturally diverse student-centered experience in the classroom, campus and community.

  4. Maximize the efficient, sustainable and student-centered use of financial, human, physical and technology resources.

  5. Develop new and strengthen existing relationships with educators, business, public agencies and other constituents of our communities and regionally.


Created: March 18, 2002 @ 12:00 AM
Last Modified: February 21, 2014 @ 12:29 PM


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