2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 4

A-4 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
A–General Information
OVERVIEW
Vision
TruckeeMeadowsCommunityCollegecreates the
futurebychanging lives.
Mission
TruckeeMeadowsCommunityCollegepromotes
student success, academicexcellenceandaccess
to lifelong learningby supportinghigh-quality
educationand serviceswithinourdiverse
community.
Values
ThevaluesuponwhichTruckeeMeadowsCommunity
Collegebases itsmissionandvision statementsare
theprinciples, standards, andqualities thecollege
considersworthwhileanddesirable. TruckeeMeadows
CommunityCollege iscommitted to:
• Student access and success
• Excellence in teachingand learning
• Evidence of student progress throughassessment of
student outcomes
• Nurturinga climate of innovativeand creative
thought
• Collaborativedecisionmaking
• Communitydevelopment throughpartnerships and
services
• Ethical practices and integrity
• Respect, compassion, and equality for all persons
• Responsibleand sustainableuse of resources
• Fosteringattitudes that exemplify responsible
participation inademocratic society
CoreThemes
CoreTheme1: Support lifelong learning through
strengthening institutional infrastructureand
partnershipswithinourdiversecommunity.
CoreTheme2: AcademicExcellence.
CoreTheme3: Student Success.
StudentResponsibilities
• Readandunderstand the contents of the course
catalog;
• Become familiarwith collegepolicies andprocedures;
• Beaware of collegedeadlines, includingdates for
registration, feepayments, dropping classes and
registration changes;
• Keep the college informedof changes inname,
address, phonenumber, enrollment changeswhich
couldaffect financial aidawards and/or anyother
circumstanceswhich couldaffect satisfactory
progress towardadegree/emphasis/certificate;
• Attend class and completeall assignments in
accordancewith the expectations establishedby the
instructor; and
• Behave inamannerwhich contributes toapositive
learning environment for all in the classroomandon
the campus. (SeeAppendixLor contact the student
conduct officer toaddress any conduct concerns.);
• Use the catalogprogramworksheet toplanwhich
courses to take each semester andutilize the
AcademicAdvisorReport (AAR) to trackyour
programprogress;
• Scheduleanappointmentwitha facultymember
inyour chosenprogramof study todiscuss your
timelineandpathway toprogram completion.
Physicallyor learningdisabled studentsmaycall 775-
673-7277 to receiveacopyof this coursecatalog ina
moreaccessible form.
AccreditationStatus
TruckeeMeadowsCommunityCollege is accredited
by theNorthwestCommissiononColleges and
Universities.
Accreditationof an institutionofhigher education
by theNorthwestCommissiononColleges and
Universities indicates that itmeetsor exceeds criteria
for theassessment of institutional qualityevaluated
throughapeer reviewprocess.Anaccreditedcollege
oruniversity isonewhichhas available thenecessary
resources toachieve its statedpurposes through
appropriateeducational programs, is substantially
doing so, andgives reasonableevidence that it
will continue todo so in the foreseeable future.
Institutional integrity is alsoaddressed through
accreditation.
Accreditationby theNorthwestCommissionon
Colleges andUniversities isnotpartial but applies
to the institutionas awhole.As such, it isnot a
guaranteeof everycourseorprogramoffered, or
thecompetenceof individual graduates.Rather, it
provides reasonableassuranceabout thequalityof
opportunities available to studentswhoattend the
institution.
Inquiries regardingan institution’s accredited status
by theNorthwestCommissiononColleges and
Universities shouldbedirected to theadministrative
staffof the institution. Individualsmayalsocontact:
NorthwestCommissiononColleges andUniversities
8060165thAvenueN.E., Suite100
Redmond,WA98052
(425) 558-4224
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