Learning Principles

Learning Principles


  • Evaluation guides every decision making process by asking the question, "How does this improve and support learning?"
  • The evaluation culture assesses the effects of our actions to improve our decisions and accountability.
  • We actively seek solutions and provide direction in a simple, efficient, inclusive, and forward-looking manner guided by the results.


  • We communicate expectations required at all levels of the institution by choosing common vocabulary, clear language, and open dialogue.
  • Expectations and roles/responsibilities of learners are straightforward and consistent.
  • Understanding the perceived message is the responsibility of all communication participants.


  • A shared vision for a learning and learner-centered college is cooperatively constructed by the institution, the community it serves, and the partners to whom the institution is accountable.
  • Strong partnerships promote shared vision, strengthen efforts for learner success, and create innovation through multiple perspectives.
  • Collaborative environments allow individuals to be influential at all levels including the classroom.


  • Learners are responsible for their learning.
  • Learning facilitators work to create physical, social, cultural, and academic learning settings that support success for all learners.
  • We strive for sustainable learning environments and effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Learners enhance their understanding of social and civic responsibility and adopt a global perspective.