Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Effective August 12, 2021: All Phoenix College employees, students, and visitors are required to wear masks while inside on campus. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. Student services are available remotely, online, and in person. Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Need Help?  | Remote Services & Support  | Library

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.