Mission, Vision, and Core Values
Santa Fe Community College is responsible for providing the region with affordable high quality education and training. Presented through a variety of delivery methods and time formats, this includes basic skill programs; certificates and technical degrees; associate degrees with four year transfer potential, and personal enrichment courses both for credit and not for credit. These offerings are designed to add value to the lives of our community members by broadening opportunities; enhancing personal income; improving working and living conditions; and fostering richer, healthier lives. The College also responds to the economic and workforce needs of the community by quickly and flexibly providing essential training, especially in emerging technologies.
As a public institution, SFCC is responsible to the taxpayers of the state of New Mexico and the taxing district of Santa Fe, as well as to its students, faculty, and staff, all of whom support it through their tax dollars, tuition dollars, and labor. It is incumbent upon the College to use its resources efficiently and effectively.
Santa Fe Community College is the gateway to individual and community success by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of the diverse Santa Fe community.
Santa Fe Community College is an effective and efficient teaching/learning organization, both a compelling destination and a commanding presence within the Santa Fe community—an agile and broad-based resource for educational, social, cultural and economic leadership.
As a core value, learning is different from other values in that it is the central mission and purpose of the college, supported by the other core values.
SFCC conceives of learning as an ever-expanding multi-dimensional spiral, originating in "raěz", the cultural root, an unfolding toward the mas allá, the beyond. Learning is both an informative and transformative process connecting self to community through a life-long process. Instruction, curriculum, and assessment are used to help students grow in performance, reflective skills, ideas, knowledge, and respect. Self and community are expanded through notions of sustainability and innovation, reflected in the cognitive, affective, psychomotor, aesthetic, and ethical domains. Learning nurtures the achievement of personal goals, self-expression, communication, language, leadership, and service. The growth dynamic is never-ending, expanding possibilities without limits toward the mas allá.
We commit to a positive environment, wherein each person experiences a sense of belonging and value. We honor relationships and take responsibility for fostering trust, respect, and good will. We value active and vital participation in our community.
When we teach, we are all devoted to student learning. When we collaborate, we speak openly, honestly, bravely, and truthfully. We see people as integrated wholes to be treated with respect and dignity. We take pride in serving the greater community.
We recognize that individuals and programs grow most effectively when they strive for excellence. We seek constantly to set our standards high; to improve the academic experience for our students; to simplify administrative procedures for everyone; to remain abreast of educational and technical trends within a culture of inquiry; and to promote balance in the lives of all our community members.
We support, trust and empower our valued and respected employees to further the shared mission of the college through responsible decision making, risk-taking, participation in planning and being accountable for outcomes. We support these activities through training, job-duty distribution, and appropriate, timely access to reliable information. We value and respect students as persons who are responsible for pursuing their own personal and education goals. We support and assist them in these activities through accessibility to staff, faculty, and administrative personnel, comprehensive advisement, reliable, timely information, and adequate course offerings.
With acceptance, respect, and civility, we create a learning environment that enhances the human potential of all members of the SFCC community without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation/gender identity, socio-economic status, physical/emotional abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. We acknowledge the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual by creating a safe, positive and nurturing environment.
We believe in a culture of kind, respectful, open, and honest discourse. We foster relationships of trust and mutual responsibility through listening; clear and direct expression of ideas, feelings, and information; and purposeful use of diverse modes of communication.
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