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Glen Oaks Community College



Vision —
    Transforming Lives and Advancing Communities

 


Mission —The mission of Glen Oaks Community College is to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of its students and the communities it serves. A dynamic and relevant curriculum, accompanied by effective support services, enables the college to serve as a catalyst for creating and strengthening linkages among students, community members, businesses, and educational institutions. The college will respond proactively to changing local needs and fulfill its role in the global economy through the effective use of instructional and emerging technologies.

 


Values —    “Glen Oaks CARES”

The core values guiding Glen Oaks Community College’s internal and external interactions:


C – Communication and Civility:  Glen Oaks values the open and responsible exchange of ideas. We uphold the importance of interacting in ways that demonstrate caring, civility, and respect while encouraging improved models for using technology to connect and improve the linkages among individuals and groups.


A – Access and Academic Success:  Glen Oaks values having an open door to all students and believe that appropriate support is vital to the success of all students. Holding students and ourselves to high expectations, we celebrate learning within an educationally transformative environment: one that embraces diverse perspectives and creates meaningful connections between students, faculty, and student affairs professionals.


R – Responsiveness and Service:  Glen Oaks values targeted actions to address area needs and internal needs within available resources. Recognizing that existing needs change dynamically, we value the role of the college in helping our communities prepare for the future as they develop, succeed, and prosper.


E – Ethical Conduct and Transparency: Glen Oaks values acting on the basis of mutual respect. We hold ourselves accountable to the communities we serve and seek to model integrity in all we do. Information related to the college and its performance is understood as public and is made accessible and transparent.


S- Sustainability and Stewardship:  Glen Oaks values habits and skills to improve our ability to acquire, develop, use, and manage resources to sustain the college’s mission. We exercise appropriate control over the college’s human, financial, academic, support services, and physical plant as essential to effective public stewardship.