College Mission & Values - Vision 2020
College Mission:Northwest Florida State College improves lives. We deliver outstanding educational programs that are relevant, accessible, and engaging for students of all ages and provide exceptional cultural, athletic, and economic development activities for the communities served. We commit to excellence, creativity, integrity, and service.
Values:Opportunity - meeting each student's educational need at his or her level of ability
Excellence - achieving the highest standards
Learning - acquiring new skills, insights, and ideas
Success - preparing students for the future
Creativity - finding innovative ways to accomplish our objectives
Community - listening and responding to community needs
Teamwork - supporting and respecting each other and those we serve
Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees, certificates
and diplomas. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia
30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest
Florida State College.
Vision One: A Learning-Centered CommunityNorthwest Florida State College will be a college that places the teaching-learning process at the core of our existence and seeks to improve student success.
We will assess student learning, hold ourselves accountable for learning outcomes, and invest in resources to improve student learning outcomes.
We will use learning-focused methods that actively engage students and will seek to help students understand that they are an integral part of the teaching-learning process.
We will provide learning environments, both in and out of the classroom, that meet student learning needs and encourage student success.
Vision Two: Access to OpportunityNorthwest Florida State College will be the gateway to higher education opportunity for students in areas we serve.
We will provide educational opportunities at multiple sites and varying times and through alternative delivery methods that maximize the opportunity to earn an education.
We will seek efficiency and quality while maintaining an affordable tuition level.
Vision Three: Community EngagementNorthwest Florida State College will be recognized as a critical community resource and a valuable partner in advancing cultural, economic, and educational aspirations.
We will develop partnerships with community organizations to promote educational opportunity.
We will provide a rich inventory of cultural, athletic, life-long learning, and academic experiences that engage community members in the life of the college.
We will offer cultural and educational opportunities to the many constituencies we serve in a deliberate effort to broaden and enrich the lives we touch.
Vision Four: Institutional GrowthNorthwest Florida State College will seek to grow strategically in areas that increase our impact on the communities we serve.
We will increase program offerings and enrollments in baccalaureate and career/technical programs.
We will increase the proportion of students we enroll from the communities we serve.
Vision Five: Financial StewardshipNorthwest Florida State College will be financially secure and will practice wise financial stewardship.
We will grow the College Foundation's asset base and increase its annual impact on the college.
We will maintain sufficient financial reserves to provide security, flexibility, and institutional innovation and development.
Vision Six: A Great Place to WorkNorthwest Florida State College will be one of the leading employers in our service area by offering competitive compensation packages and investments in personal and professional development programs and will place an emphasis on job security.
We will offer a combination of salary and benefits that allows us to recruit and retain the best possible employees.
We will invest in the personal and professional development of our workforce and provide employees with the tools they need to do their jobs well and prepare them for future career opportunities.
Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College.
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