Commitment

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve.

We will

  • Support the mission and vision of the Institute.
  • Focus on student and stakeholder needs.
  • Respond to the changing needs of our communities in a timely manner.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve programs, services, systems, and policies.

Respect

We recognize the expertise of all members of the Institute community and encourage individual contribution.

We will

  • Include stakeholders in the decisions that affect them.
  • Treat people with dignity and encourage feelings of self-worth.
  • Promote trust through professional courtesy and fair treatment.
  • Recognize and support employee and student contributions.

Excellence

We strive to develop and pursue higher standards.

We will

  • Exhibit quality in staffing, facilities, programs, and services.
  • Promote continuous improvement.
  • Anticipate needs and respond accordingly.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, and risk-taking.
  • Utilize systems that promote student and employee success.
  • Exceed student and stakeholder expectations.
  • Encourage decision-making at the level of implementation.
  • Encourage interdepartmental collaboration.
  • View setbacks as learning experiences.

Accountability

We assume and demonstrate responsibility for our actions.

We will

  • Take responsibility for personal and professional growth and development.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve our systems and policies.
  • Establish and communicate clearly defined and articulated goals and objectives.
  • Ensure our work adds value to the Institute and District.
  • Demonstrate fiscal and social responsibility.

Diversity

We believe that our similarities and differences are opportunities for establishing a common bond and strengthening the Institute.

We will

  • Ensure fair and equal access for all.
  • Recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the strength of diversity.
  • Provide educational experiences that promote a greater appreciation for diversity.
  • Implement learning activities that integrate diversity topics in the classroom.
  • Seek and consider multiple points of view.