4.1 Governing Values

Our Vision: A Community of Colleges—Colleges for the Community—working collectively and responsibly to meet the life-long learning needs of our diverse students and communities.

AMENDED December 13, 2005, Motion No. 9350
AMENDED July 22, 1997, Motion No. 8673
ADOPTED January 28, 1997, Motion No. 8626

Our Mission: The Maricopa Community Colleges provide access to higher education for diverse students and communities. We focus on learning through:

  • University Transfer Education
  • General Education
  • Developmental Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Student Development Services
  • Continuing Education
  • Community Education
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Global Engagement

AMENDED December 14, 2004, Motion No. 9288
AMENDED July 27, 1999, Motion No. 8882
ADOPTED January 28, 1997, Motion No. 8626

Our Institutional Values: The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to:

  • Community
    We value all people—our students, our employees, their families, and the communities in which they live and work. We value our global community of which we are an integral part.
  • Excellence
    We value excellence and encourage our internal and external communities to strive for their academic, professional and personal best.
  • Honesty and Integrity
    We value academic and personal honesty and integrity and believe these elements are essential in our learning environment. We strive to treat each other with respect, civility and fairness.
  • Inclusiveness
    We value inclusiveness and respect for one another. We believe that team work is critical, that each team member is important; and we depend on each other to accomplish our mission.
  • Innovation
    We value and embrace an innovative and risk-taking approach so that we remain at the forefront of global educational excellence.
  • Learning
    We value lifelong learning opportunities that respond to the needs of our communities and are accessible, affordable, and of the highest quality. We encourage dialogue and the freedom to have an open exchange of ideas for the common good.
  • Responsibility
    We value responsibility and believe that we are each accountable for our personal and professional actions. We are responsible for making our learning experiences significant and meaningful.
  • Stewardship
    We value stewardship and honor the trust placed in us by the community. We are accountable to our communities for the efficient and effective use of resources as we prepare our students for their role as productive world citizens.

AMENDED December 13, 2005, Motion No. 9350
AMENDED July 22, 1997, Motion No. 8673
AMENDED July 22, 1997, Motion No. 8672
AMENDED January 28, 1997, Motion No. 8627
ADOPTED January 28, 1997, Motion No. 8626
AMENDED February 22, 2011, Motion No. 9781, 9782