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Purpose, Values, Mission

Mission

Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open-door, and comprehensive community college committed to excellence in higher education. Through an accessible and supportive learning environment, the college mission is to provide higher education and lifelong learning to the varied communities, primarily in its service area of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.

Values

Kansas City Kansas Community College commits itself to:

  • An appreciation for multicultural education, respect for diversity and the enhancement of positive human relationships among its students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.
  • The development of a caring and concerned community based upon the principles of fair treatment, open communication, and cooperative efforts.
  • Accessible, affordable, convenient opportunities designed to serve the interests and needs of our students and communities.
  • High academic standards and high expectations for faculty and student performance through accountable, value-added experiences.
  • Alternative support programs and services to assist students in reaching their goals .
  • An openness to innovation and change at every level and in every unit throughout the college environment.
  • An emphasis on quality through efficient, effective, fiscally responsible education and services and on-going professional development.

Purpose

Kansas City Kansas Community College seeks to fulfill its mission by providing:

  • An educational environment that encourages a strong commitment to high academic standards that sustains and advances excellence in learning and encourages challenging, innovative, and varied programs, teaching methods, and delivery systems; enhances student intellectual and social development to the fullest extent possible; and stresses the attitudes, behaviors, responsibilities, and skills required for effective learning and citizenship in a multicultural democracy.
  • Transfer education in the liberal arts and sciences that enables students to pursue a baccalaureate degree.
  • Career education in a technical or professional field that enables students to achieve a certificate and/or associate degree.
  • General education and support services that expand students' social, cultural, ethical, and intellectual horizons through the investigation of the liberal arts and sciences.
  • Continuing education that enables students to achieve and maintain workforce credentials, and to enhance personal growth and cultural enrichment.
  • Developmental education that enables students to improve basic learning skills in reading, writing, and mathematics to make satisfactory progress toward educational objectives.
  • Community services that offer cultural and recreational activities, provide access to college facilities, and that serve as a planning, research, and resource center to the college's varied communities.
  • Education and support services that are responsive to the needs of the college's service area, including educational systems, business and industry, community agencies, and other post-secondary institutions.
  • Student support services that assist students in achieving their educational objectives through quality advising, counseling, financial aid, enrollment services, child care, job placement services, and tutoring and access.
  • A multicultural environment that reflects and respects diversity and seeks to increase understanding and appreciation of differences.
  • Administrative and institutional support services that continuously assess and evaluate college policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that the College is fulfilling its mission and achieving its purposes.
  • Activities that encourage student and community involvement geared to broaden occupational, social, political, cultural, aesthetic, athletic, and recreational interests.
  • a campus environment that promotes the teaching and learning process through accessible, comfortable, safe, and well-maintained facilities.
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