Diversity within the Metropolitan Community College involves creating an environment that demonstrates civility, equity and mutual respect of each person. We are each charged with the responsibility of providing an organizational climate where students and employees feel that they are welcome and an integral part of our community and each of our campuses. Our success depends upon us learning from each other and working together to achieve the vision and mission of this institution.
Metropolitan Community College is committed to fostering an educational philosophy that values the input and inclusion of all individuals and cultural groups within our institutions and the communities we serve. Valuing different perspectives allows us to focus as one entity on the goals we have in common, and helps us fulfill our mission of preparing students, serving communities and creating opportunities.
MCC embraces diversity in our student body, workforce, curriculum and community. We know that diversity supports learning, excellence and preparation of global citizenry.
MCC is committed to achieving a community free from all forms of discrimination and harassment in its policies, practices and endeavors. Further, MCC is committed to fostering a diverse community and to promoting greater awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity.
Toward that end MCC asserts the dignity and worth of every human being and the value of diversity as a source of its strength, including diversity of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability and perspective among students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Preparing students, serving communities, creating opportunities.
In order to accomplish this mission, the board of trustees has empowered the chancellor, as executive officer, to implement its policies. The chancellor, with the other officers of the District, will provide leadership in the implementation of the mission and goals of the District.
Learning is the focus of everything we do at Metropolitan Community College. Student learning is central to our mission; employee learning is key to our strength; and organizational learning is the foundation for innovation and growth. Learning is a lifelong process. Learners are whole persons with intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, ethical, vocational, and economic dimensions. As learners, as facilitators of learning, and as an organization, we accept responsibility to:
- Manage learning and commit the time and energy that meaningful learning requires.
- Encourage free, open, and respectful exchange of ideas as a natural part of change.
- Synthesize tradition and innovation in order to enhance academic achievement.
- Design and implement structures and processes that promote learning.
- Draw on diversity to influence and inform learning.
- Engage in continuous assessment, reflection, and adaptation.
- Create a physical, social, and intellectual environment that supports learning.
- Build partnerships that promote individual, institutional, and community betterment.