Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

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Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Mission

Purpose

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is a public, comprehensive post-secondary institution whose primary service area is Caldwell and Watauga counties. Operating under the legal framework of the State of North Carolina and in partnership with the North Carolina Community College System, we are an open-door institution that values the diversity of its constituencies and offers equal opportunities.

Philosophy

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is committed to providing an environment conducive to student success through institutional integrity, ethical practices, and an expectation of excellence. The institution provides leadership during social, economic, and cultural transitions through teaching, promoting lifelong learning, improving the quality of life, and fostering academic and civic enrichment.

The mission of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is to:

  • provide accessible, quality instruction to enhance student learning,
  • support economic development through comprehensive resources to business, industry, and agencies, and
  • offer diverse services and opportunities which improve the quality of life.

Adopted and approved by the CCC and TI Board of Trustees, September 6, 2006
Approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, November 14, 2012
Reaffirmed and approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, October 21, 2015
Reaffirmed and approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, August 19, 2020

Core Values

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s core values represent our shared beliefs within the institution. These values define the character or essence of the institution, describe expectations, set standards, and drive our organization’s priorities.

As an institution, we value:

  • Teaching and Learning—We embrace an educational climate that promotes lifelong learning, intellectual growth, and scholarship through excellence in teaching.
  • Student Success—We cultivate environments and opportunities that are conducive to student learning, development, and success.
  • Academic Excellence—We commit to providing exemplary educational experiences.
  • Innovation—We aspire to improve the college environment through critical and creative thinking.
  • Integrity—We encourage an environment of fairness and honesty by upholding the highest ethical standards throughout the college.
  • Communication—We recognize that effective communication is essential to establishing a culture that fosters collaboration, strengthens relationships with others, and promotes the mission of the college.
  • Community—We nurture partnerships and relationships that strengthen the local, regional, state, and global communities.
  • Inclusion and Diversity—We create respectful and equitable work and learning environments across differences where every person feels valued and has opportunities for growth and potential.

Adopted and approved by the CCC and TI Board of Trustees, September 6, 2006
Approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, November 14, 2012
Reaffirmed and approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, October 21, 2015
Approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, October 19, 2020

Institutional Vision

As an institution of the community and for the community, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is committed to creating a supportive learning‐centered environment that encourages innovation and creativity and acts as a catalyst for growth in the intellectual, cultural, and economic life of the community. We are responsive to the educational needs of a diverse population and are dedicated to student success by opening doors to educational potential. As we look to the future, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will continue to build and maintain academic excellence and economic vitality in the region it serves.

Vision Statement

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will continue to be a state, national, and global community college model for student‐centered higher learning. Toward these ends, we will:

  • provide services and resources that empower students to succeed;
  • sustain, enhance, develop, and deliver relevant and innovative educational programs and services that prepare graduates for significant careers and meaningful lives;
  • foster an institutional culture that promotes commitment to excellence and accountability through equity, inclusion, and diversity;
  • elevate the college’s presences in the communities it serves;
  • enhance facilities, upgrade technologies, and advance operations to create an environment of excellence; and
  • develop and maintain programs and services to enrich and advance the workforce of our communities.

Adopted & approved by the CCC and TI Board of Trustees, September 6, 2006
Approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, November 14, 2012
Reaffirmed and approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, October 21, 2015
Reaffirmed and approved by CCC and TI Board of Trustees, August 19, 2020

Contacts:

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Liz Silvers
Director

Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Grants
Institutional Effectiveness, Research & Grants
Caldwell - A - 128
828.726.2375
lsilvers@cccti.edu
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