Mission, Vision, Values, 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 and achievement through high-quality and innovative instruction, providing individual attention to student needs in an inclusive and accessible learning environment, and providing services to students at all stages of their educational and/or career path. Mendocino College embraces its role as an intellectual, economic and cultural anchor for the region. (revised June 12, 2019)

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:  Students come to us with rich experiences, goals and backgrounds.  We create meaningful learning environments to support each student in developing and accomplishing their personal, educational and career goals and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and achievement.  

Collaboration:  We promote collaboration among and across many groups:  students, faculty, staff, and our community partners.

Respect:  We recognize the inherent value of each individual.  We work and communicate collegially, creating working and learning environments which are conducive to the open exchange of ideas.

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

Diversity: We value the creativity and insight that emerge from multiple perspectives and we recognize the importance of equity and diversity in achieving our goals.  As an institution we are strengthened by our many communities, cultures, and traditions.

Continuous Improvement:  We are committed to inquiry, professional development, and reflection.  We adjust our practices and embrace new tools and methods to provide equitable opportunities and outcomes.

Sustainability:  We are responsible stewards of fiscal, natural and human resources.

(revised February 6, 2018)

Our Strategic Goals 

  1. Support and enhance an equitable campus culture and environment to support a diverse student population through vibrant, relevant and inclusive campus and community experiences.

  2. Support and create more professional development opportunities that will strengthen our inclusive, equitable and ethnically diverse college and community.

  3. Foster ongoing student, faculty and staff learning communities where continued reflection, growth, and support promote campus diversity, equity and student success.

  4. Develop classroom practices which value diverse student voices and experiences, create safe learning environments.

  5. Assess the needs of students and employers to support and expand Career Technical Education programs.

  (revised September 2016)