Mission

Mission 

To provide access to quality student-centered instruction and learning support systems for individuals desiring higher learning.

(Click here for a printer-friendly PDF copy of the CCC Mission.)

 

Instructional and Service Priorities

  • Applied technology and occupational education.
  • Transfer education including general academic transfer programs.
  • Public service, adult continuing education, economic and community development, foundations education, customized workforce training, and personal development.
  • Applied research to enhance instructional programs, student achievement, institutional effectiveness, public service activities, and professional development.

Geographic Focus

Twenty-five counties in central/south central Nebraska.

 

Governance

Public higher education institution governed by a regionally elected 11-member governing board.

 

Values

Central Community College values:

  • Diversity among Central Community College’s students, Board of Governors, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Fostering a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Partnerships that promote and create educational opportunities.
  • Learner-centered environments that support holistic student development.
  • Providing access to quality instructional programs and support services through:
  • Affordable education and training.
  • Multiple instructional delivery methods.
  • Continuous quality improvement processes including data based decision-making.
  • Integrity demonstrated through high ethical and professional standards.
  • Risk taking, innovation, and creativity that builds on the Central Community College heritage while envisioning the College’s future.

Vision

Central Community College — the first choice for individuals seeking to improve their lives and careers through exemplary learning programs.

 

Strategic Directions and Goals

1.     Provide quality instructional programs leading to successful learning experiences by:

  •         Rank order planning for faculty, facilities, and other resource needs in instructional and support service programs.
  •         Providing for faculty members’ professional development in educating diverse student populations.
  •         Continuously analyzing, developing, and improving teaching, learning, and other critical instructional support processes.

2.     Focus on enrollment management processes that include:

  •         Developing and implementing a marketing and recruiting strategy that results in Central Community College becoming central Nebraska’s college of first choice.
  •         Identifying crucial retention issues and developing strategies and goals to continuously improve retention statistics.
  •         Developing predictive measures for program and course enrollment management.

3.     Develop strong institutional infrastructures that adapt to the higher learning needs of a changing society by:

  •        Continually assessing the internal operational processes of Central Community College and effectively and efficiently responding to the ever-changing area, state, and global learning needs.
  •        Developing and implementing a plan for leadership and professional development for full- and part-time employees.
  •        Monitoring the infrastructural needs and systematically upgrading critical systems and processes.

4.     Improve the financial status of Central Community College by:

  •        Improving efficiencies in selected programs and services.
  •        Identifying new dependable revenue sources such as foundations, business and industry partnerships, grants, and technology fees.

Strategic Processes

Central Community College students, Board of Governors, faculty, administrators, and staff will collaborate in achieving the College’s mission through the following strategic processes:

1.   Informing potential students of learning opportunities by:

  •    Analyzing public and business educational and training needs, and designing appropriate curriculum and delivery strategies.
  •    Creating lifelong learning maps resulting in certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead into occupational and/or professional careers.
  •    Promoting educational programs and class schedules to potential learners.
  •    Partnering with businesses, institutions, and agencies to create alternative learning experiences.

 

2.    Providing access to learning experiences through:

  •    Affordable pricing.
  •    Technology supported group/class activities, individualized learning processes, and distance delivery.
  •    Classes scheduled for students at convenient times in environmentally safe, accessible, and aesthetically pleasing facilities.

 

3.     Delivering, supporting, and validating teaching and learning in educational programs by:

 

  •    Encouraging higher orders of thinking and learning, advocating the free exchange of ideas, promoting appreciation for diversity, and fostering a global perspective.
  •    Providing comprehensive learning and student support services.
  •    Utilizing teaming concepts in student-centered learning activities.
  •    Providing technologies that enhance student learning.
  •    Assessing student learning and strategically adjusting curriculum, teaching, and learning support resources.
  •     Utilizing quality improvement concepts to assess and modify educational programs and services.

4.     Documenting learner attainment by:

  •    Validating learner achievement of institutional graduation requirements.
  •    Awarding comprehensive associate degrees and occupationally focused diplomas and certificates to students who successfully complete required programs of study.
  •    Providing transcripts of record for those who seek documentation of learning achievement.

5. Leading in the accomplishment of the college’s mission by:

  •    Appropriately involving students, the Board of Governors, faculty, staff, and administrators in designing and utilizing effective learning processes and support structures.
  •    Evaluating, planning, and allocating the utilization of resources to improve the quality of learning and to respond to future challenges and opportunities.
  •    Providing evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness.
  •    Fostering and supporting the value of inquiry, creativity, social responsibility, and lifelong learning among the students, Board of Governors, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  •    Maintaining high standards of integrity and professional conduct.
Written by Vijaya Musunuru   
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:08