Chemeketa's Mission, Vision & Values
The work of the college is guided and defined by our mission, vision, values and core themes.
Mission (Our Purpose)
Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.
Vision (What Carrying out Our Mission Accomplishes)
Chemeketa will be a catalyst for individuals, businesses, and communities to excel in diverse and changing environments.
VALUES: THE MANNER IN WHICH WE CARRY OUT OUR WORK, OUR DESIRED CULTURE & BELIEFS
Collaboration – We collaborate to ensure purposeful, effective programs and services that support all students. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage the free exchange of ideas.
Diversity – We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.
Equity – We promote a just and inclusive environment in which all individuals receive equitable support to reach their full potential. We do this through fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all, aiming to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.
Innovation – We innovate through reflection, analysis, and creativity. We design quality instruction, programs, and services to prepare students to meet the changing needs of our communities in a global society.
Stewardship – We act with personal and institutional accountability for the responsible use of environmental, financial, and human resources to meet the needs of current students without compromising the needs of future generations of students.
CORE THEMES: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE MISSION
Academic Quality – Quality programs, instruction, and support services are provided to students.
Access – A broad range of educational opportunities and workforce training is provided to students in pursuit of their goals.
Community Collaborations – Instruction, training, and workforce development are provided through collaboration with education partners, businesses, and community groups.
Student Success – Students progress and complete their educational goals.
Chemeketa Strategic Plan: How we plan to fulfill the mission
The strategic planning process is designed to align college activities with its mission and vision. Each year, a Strategic Plan Placemat is developed with the highest priority college initiatives intended to fulfill the college's commitment to its communities.