MACC will be a dynamic institution noted for academic excellence, accessibility, innovation, and service to students and the community.
We value learning.
We emphasize a supportive learning environment that fosters student success. Student learning and development are central to our mission. Quality instruction and innovative instructional approaches allow all students not only to prepare for careers but also to embrace learning as a lifelong process. We recognize that learning is a holistic process involving all members of the campus community. We participate in a culture of assessment to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
We value people.
We respect our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other supporters for their personal and professional worth and dignity. We honor academic freedom and encourage professional growth, individual development, and personal initiative. We protect individual privacy and safety.
We value our reputation for excellence.
We operate with and expect academic, personal, and professional integrity and are guided by high standards. Coalescing from leadership across all levels, this excellence focuses on honesty, respect, and dedication to the quality of our service to the students, our fellow employees, and the community. We solicit regular feedback to ensure that we are maintaining our reputation for excellence.
We value accessibility.
We provide affordable, convenient, and flexible educational opportunities for all learners. An open admissions philosophy is the foundation of accessibility.
We value diversity
We encourage respect for individual differences in cultural, academic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We strive to create global awareness by bringing global experiences to our students, faculty, staff, and community.
We value community outreach
We are responsive to the needs of our constituents and are committed to the development and posterity of our service region. Seamlessly linked to institutions, businesses, and other stakeholders, we work collaboratively with these entities to satisfy the educational and training needs of our service region and to improve the quality of life for the citizens we serve.
We value participatory decision-making.
We emphasize a team approach as we work to achieve our educational mission. Communication and shared governance are central to building mutual trust and respect across all levels within the institution.
We value forward thinking.
We are prepared to meet the future. Innovative thinking and state of the art technology allow us to embrace growth and change.
We value our heritage.
As one of the oldest community colleges in the state, we respect the traditions and customs of our campus community.
We value stewardship.
We embrace sound management policy and practice responsible and efficient use of federal, state, and local resources.