Value statement

ACM Value Statements

Faculty, staff, and administrators share a common set of values that guides the College in fulfilling its mission. These values influence our actions, guide our decisions, mould our policies, and determine our strategic planning.

Excellence in Education. We are dedicated to excellence in education by providing a highly competent, innovative, and supportive faculty and staff; facilities equipped with current technology; quality academic and occupational programs; and integrity and high standards in teaching, learning, and service.

Accessibility and Achievement. We are committed to access and affordability of education for all students and the delivery of education and support services that will enable students to achieve their individual educational goals in course, skill set, or program completion.

Respect for Diversity. We value intellectual and cultural diversity. We believe that all individuals should have an opportunity to learn and succeed in the classroom, in the workplace, and in the community and encourage a diverse student body through open admission and delivery of educational services that support student success.

Accountability. We are committed to efficient and effective management of human and financial resources that will maintain public trust and ensure a fiscally responsible, sustainable environment for the institution.

Quality of Work Environment. We value each member of our community; promote free, open and responsible exchange of ideas; foster respect, trust, and support among faculty, staff, and students through shared governance; encourage ethical risk-taking and innovation; recognize exceptional performance and contributions made to our dynamic learning environment.

Contribution to Community and Economic Development. We are committed to serving the academic, occupational, and enrichment needs of our communities; enhancing quality of life; and supporting economic development through effective business and industry partnerships and collaborations.

Commitment to the Future. We are dedicated to continuous evaluation of the institution in order to address the needs of the present and the challenges of the future.