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1200 COLLEGE VISION, CORE VALUES, MISSION AND GOALS

Original Date: 1/27/1994     *     Last Revision Effective: 5/21/2009
Policy Contact: President

POLICY

Bellevue College’s statement of vision, core values, mission and goals is as follows:

Vision

Bellevue College is the region’s college of choice, based on its excellence, innovation, and national recognition for exemplary programs.

Core Values

We, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and administration of Bellevue College, place students at the center of all we do and support and promote the excellence of their efforts. We affirm and embody pluralism; value collaboration and shared decision making; and honor creativity and innovation. We consider it our duty to anticipate changing demands in education and welcome the opportunity to shape its future. We acknowledge our responsibility to society and embrace the belief that widespread access to excellent postsecondary education is the cornerstone of a democratic society.

Mission

Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

Goals

Access
Bellevue College will provide access to educational programs and services that strengthen the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community.

Student Success
Bellevue College will support students’ lifelong educational development by offering programs and services consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities.

Teaching & Learning Excellence
Bellevue College will offer educational programs and services that are responsive, flexible, and of the highest quality.

Institutional Accountability
Bellevue College will maintain a viable and supportive system of organizational review that verifies and improves college effectiveness and ensures the integrity of programs.

Professional & Organizational Excellence
Bellevue College will foster creativity and innovation, high standards of professional excellence, a developed sense of community, and continuous organizational renewal.

Financial Sustainability
Bellevue College will remain preeminent by strengthening its financial position.

Technology Leadership
Bellevue College will be a leader in administrative and educational technology, including online learning.

Pluralism
Bellevue College will advance diversity programs that promote pluralism, inclusion, and global awareness.

Community Leadership & Partnership
Bellevue College will be a leader and partner in building a strong and vibrant region.

REVISION HISTORY

Original 1/27/1994
Revisions 10/29/2003; 3/22/2005; 6/11/2008; 5/21/2009

APPROVED BY

Board of Trustees
President's Staff

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000