Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

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 & 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 CCCTI Board of Trustees, October 21, 2015

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—Through excellence in teaching, we foster an educational climate that promotes lifelong learning, intellectual growth, and scholarship.
  • Student Success—We foster environments and opportunities that are conducive to student learning, development, and success.
  • Academic Excellence—We are committed to providing exemplary educational experiences.
  • Innovation—We aspire to improve the college environment through critical and creative thinking.
  • Integrity—We foster 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 are committed to creating a positive working and learning environment where we honor relationships and take responsibility for fostering trust, respect, and goodwill. We value active and vital participation in our college community, region, state, and global community.

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 CCCTI Board of Trustees, October 21, 2015

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 diverse educational opportunities that broaden knowledge and enhance skills;
  • Offer progressive and flexible programs and services responsive to student and community needs;
  • Promote educational, personal, social, and economic growth and development;
  • Provide student‐centered lifelong learning experiences;
  • Partner with the broader community to enhance the quality of life through education; and
  • Model exemplary standards of higher education, integrity and academic and administrative excellence.

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 CCCTI Board of Trustees, October 21, 2015

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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