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WCCCD’s mission is to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve their goals through excellent accessible services, culturally diverse experiences and globally competitive higher education and career advancement programs.
Wayne County Community College District will be recognized as an institution that has achieved national and international recognition for enduring excellence as a comprehensive multi-campus community college district. WCCCD will focus on continuous self-evaluation and improvement; preparation of a highly skilled workforce in support of the Wayne County economy; student academic and career success, and leadership in strengthening the open door philosophy of educational opportunity.
1. Excellence in Teaching and Learning
We value excellence in teaching and learning; we enable students to achieve desired learning outcomes through individual attention and varied approaches to teaching. Our programs and courses are designed for students from all backgrounds in an effort to help them achieve academic and career success.
We value and celebrate the multi-cultural, gender, generational, socio-economical status and experiential global understanding of our students and others we serve. We nurture increased appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures, ideas and ways of thinking needed to live as responsible citizens in a global society.
3. Student and Community Service
We value being a student-centered and community-based community college. We provide a caring, friendly, responsive, safe and accessible learning environment for students. We are an integral part of the communities we serve, providing community services that improve the economic, social, cultural and educational life of these communities.
We are accountable to the students who depend on us to provide them with a quality education, to the citizens who support us with their tax dollars and to the businesses that depend on us to provide them with highly trained employees. We commit to being good stewards of the resources that are provided to us and to being accountable for creating a positive learning environment that produces student knowledge and skills.
We exemplify the values of honesty, trust, fairness, reliability and mutual respect in every aspect of our work.
The Importance of WCCCD’s Foundational Statements
WCCCD’s foundational statements are truly those on which the District is founded. These statements are a declaration of why the District exists, what its values are, what it does to carry out its mission and values and what it will become in the future. When completed, these statements will appear in all the District’s key documents and will be displayed in all of its facilities. The statements will guide the actions of the Board of Trustees, the day-to-day decisions of the District’s executive leaders, faculty and staff, student leaders and our interactions with business and community associates.