CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION


B1.1 Vision Statement: Del Mar College empowers student learners in our communities through comprehensive, accessible, quality education.

B1.2 Mission Statement: Del Mar College provides access to quality education, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning for student and community success.

B1.2.1  Core Values: 

B1.3 Guiding Principles:

B1.3.1 Quality Education: Challenge students to engage in academic and occupational programs through high-quality teaching and learning.

B1.3.2 Academic Excellence: Promote the full range of intellectual achievement from basic literacy to successful academic transfer.

B1.3.3 Academic Freedom and Responsibility: Provide the foundation for a learning environment that promotes academic excellence, independent and creative thinking, and respect for the individual.

B1.3.4 Workforce Preparation: Collaborate with business and industry partners to equip students to compete in the marketplace and to augment economic development.

B1.3.5 Student Success: Empower students inside and outside of the classroom to achieve their greatest potential.

B1.3.6 Educational Access: Provide affordable educational opportunities for all, developing responsible citizens who enhance their communities.

B1.3.7 Personal Enrichment: Foster lifelong learning, citizenship, and health and wellness through educational, cultural, and recreational pursuits.

B1.4 Del Mar College is a comprehensive community college with two primary campuses located in Corpus Christi, Texas. Del Mar College is supported by local taxes, appropriations by the Texas Legislature, tuition, and fees, and gifts and grants.

A1.5 Vision and Mission Statements Review: Del Mar College will periodically study its vision and mission statements, considering internal changes as well as the changing responsibilities of the institution to its constituents.