College Mission Statements
The rapid growth of international education programs among California community colleges has coincided with the integration of support in college mission statements and other official documentation. The following refers to data obtained by member colleges
52% of CCIE colleges explicitly mention International Education in College Mission Statements.
48% of CCIE colleges have no reference to International Education in College Mission Statements.
15% of CCIE colleges explicitly mention International Education in all of the following: College Master Plan, Annual Priorities and Strategic Plans
30% of CCIE colleges do not refer to International Education in either College Master Plan, Annual Priorities or Strategic Plans
COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENTS THAT MENTION INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL EDUCATION
CHAFFEY: Mentions preparing our students for a diverse population.
CITRUS: "serve its diverse communities by providing a center for learning, cultural development and career education"
COAST CCD: A comprehensive and detailed description of International Education is a part of district and college mission policy statements. 5-year plan: Goals expand programs that address international and intercultural educaiton. Explore the exchange of our faculty and students
EL CAMINO: Not explicitly. Overall mission mentions "to offer quality comprehensive educational opportunities to its diverse community."
FOOTHILL/DeANZA: In 1990, taking into account recommendations in AACJC's "Building Communities: A Vision for a New Century", and responding to the needs in our local area, the Foothill-DeAnza Board of Trustees revised the mission to clearly include a global focus. Revision was developed by a District committee and reads: "our mission rests on these assumed values: Foothill-DeAnza CCD is an organization of people for people, whose purpose is to serve students by... fostering intercultural and international understanding.... Our values and organizational principles give rise to these strategies:.. recruit students from all areas, among all groups in our community and internationally... Board of Trustees... serves as an advocate at local, state, federal and international levels; The Office of the Chancellor promotes effective communication among all segments of the District and its communities - local, state, federal and international; The colleges, as centers of in the instructional program, establish and maintain educational opportunities that promote a greater cultural understanding of the global community.... In view of the foregoing values, the district establishes the following priorities as the basis for determining what programs will be offered to the community:... serving international students here and abroad is an essential element of the District's commitment to foster understanding and build global partnerships... The following examples illustrate the priorities numbered above: F-1 Visa Program and International Work Exchange Program. No specific mission inclusion for DeAnza College.
LOS RIOS CCD : "In our community and nationwide we distinguish ourselves by: a) Offering outstanding certificate, associate degree and transfer programs; b) Preparing students for transfer and careers in an international marketplace"
MT. SAN ANTONIO: Preparing students for "global competitiveness" is mentioned.
NORTH ORANGE COUNTY CCD:
Cypress: International and global education is inferred: "The purpose of the college is to provide students with the means for attaining their maximum potential through the development of intellectual, social and physical skills in a college atmosphere. All instructional divisions and support services of the college are coordinated to provide the students with individualized assistance in the attainment of their educational goals and personal growth. Well-educated students will be able to contribute to the betterment of the society by an active involvement in economic, social and democratic processes, based on an awareness of ethical values, an aesthetic appreciation of cultural life and an informed sense of history and contemporary civilizations." Strategic Plan: One direction is entitled: "Campus Climate" It states: "Promoting a campus climate that embraces diversity and supports excellence, integrity, collegiality and inclusiveness."
OHLONE: "Ohlone College: a world of cultural unity in learning"
PERALTA: Vista: Global education mentioned in Vision Statement which describes preparing students for world citizenship, promoting globalism/multicultural ism. Our plan includes building on Intercultural Studies program, since we already have an international trade program.
RIVERSIDE: Rewriting for 2005 and will be included.
SAN FRANCISCO: "are responsive to the needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds, including students with varying sexual orientations and disabilities. . . promote various dimensions of international education (Goal 8)"
SANTA ROSA: "To prepare our students for participation as citizens at the local, national and global levels ... "
Reedley College: The mission of Reedley College is to offer an accessible student-centered educational environment which provides high quality, learning opportunities essential to meeting the challenges of a diverse, global community
State Center CCD: State Center CCD provides quality, innovative and accessible educational programs and services that enhance student learning and global citizenship
SAN DIEGO CCD:
District: As stated in the SDCCD Principles & Priorities (2001-2005), one of the District’s guiding principles is to "to provide accessible, high quality learning opportunities that meet the diverse educational needs of learners from San Diego and global communities." The same document includes a priority for "fostering a commitment to global education opportunities for students, faculty and staff." The SDCCD’s current involvement in global and international education activities mirrors the California Community College’s Mission Statement for Economic and Workforce Development which is... "to advance California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through quality education and services focusing on continuous workforce improvement, technology deployment, and business development, consistent with the current needs of the state’s regional economies."
San Diego Mesa: Global awareness is one of the Student Learning Outcomes for the Associate Degree adopted by the college. The Outcome reads: "Global Awareness: Ability to articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times and environments, demonstrating understanding of cultural pluralism and knowledge of global issues."
VENTURA CCD: Oxnard: No - but is included in the College Philosophy/Value Statement in the student catalog: "We value change that leads to the development of innovative educational programs and services; as part of the interdependent global community."
WEST VALLEY/ MISSION: Cited three times in the current strategic plan. Is in the "vision" brochure, but is not one of the objectives in the Balanced Curriculum Committee.
YOSEMITE CCD: Vision 2000 lists International Awareness as a major goal.
NO STATEMENT DETAILS: East Los Angeles: Los Angeles Pierce; Santa Barbara; Siskiyous
NOT LISTED AS PRIORITY: Compton; Glendale; Fullerton; Imperial Valley; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Napa; Pasadena; Saddleback CCD; Siskiyous
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL EDUCATION MENTIONED IN THE MASTER PLAN, ANNUAL PRIORITIES AND/OR STRATEGIC PLANS
The following colleges include international education in their:
All Three - Master Plans, Annual Priorities & Strategic Plans: Citrus; Foothill; Ohlone; Rancho Santiago CCD; Santa Barbara; Santa Rosa
Master Plan: Coast CCD; Hartnell; LAPC; Monterey Peninsula; Vista; Riverside; San Diego District & City College; San Francisco; Santa Rosa; State Center CCD; Mission/WEst Valley CCD & Yosemite CCD
Annual Priorities: Chaffey; Coast CCD; Compton; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; Cypress; Riverside; San Diego District & City College; San Francisco; Sierra; State Center CCD; Yosemite CCD;
Strategic Plan: Compton; Los Rios CCD; Mt. San Antonio; North Orange Co. CCD; San Diego District & Mesa College; Shasta; Sierra; Mission/West Valley CCD; Yosemite CCD;
Colleges that do not include international education in any college documents: Cabrillo; College of the Desert; De Anza; ELAC; El Camino; Fullerton; Glendale; Lake Tahoe; Long Beach; Napa; Pasadena; San Bernardion Valley; San Francisco; Siskiyous; Solano; South Orange Co. CCD; Taft