First Learning Year Philosophy

Foundations of Excellence in the First College Year

Philosophy Statement

Metropolitan Community College-Longview recognizes that the first year of college is the foundation of successful learning.

  • We commit to providing excellence in teaching and support services which ease the transition to college and promote learning and co-curricular engagement in the first year.
  • We commit to challenge first-year students to accept responsibility and commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity, and civic responsibility.
  • We commit to assisting students in their development of a constructive sense of self and in their awareness of the individual as a powerful innovator in the social, economic, and political communities.
  • We commit to continuously assess and respond to the dynamic needs of first-year students.
  • And, we hope first-year students will develop a sense of pride and involvement in MCC-Longview, an appreciation for cultural differences, and a philosophy that learning is a life-long process.
Last Modified: 9/19/11