— Transforming Lives and Advancing Communities
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
— “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.