ERIC Number: ED451865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Mission Project: Building a Nation of Learners by Advancing America's Community Colleges.
American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
This document describes the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), its new mission and vision statements, and a recommended set of strategic action areas deemed essential to creating the future described in the mission and vision statements. The proposed AACC mission statement reads: "building a nation of learners by advancing America's community colleges." AACC core values, representing the set of beliefs upon which all its actions and policies are premised, include integrity, excellence, leadership, learning, diversity, commitment, and connectedness. AACC intends to act as a bold leader in creating a nation where all have access to the learning needed to participate productively in their communities and in the economy. AACC intends to be an agile, aggressive leader promoting better understanding of community colleges as essential resources for the nation's vitality. Proposed strategic action initiatives are concentrated in five areas: (1) national recognition and advocacy for community colleges; (2) economic and workforce development; (3) leadership development; (4) learning and accountability; and (5) connectedness across AACC membership. (PGS)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Leadership, Mission Statements, Organizational Objectives, Social Values, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges, Values Clarification
For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/about/missionproject.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.