Theory, Practice, and Change
Chapter One: The Community College Vision and Mission
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISION AND MISSION
This chapter focuses on clarifying, articulating, explaining, and examining the vision and mission of the community college, as well as its influence on the functions and operations of the institution. Focus is given to critically examining the role and changing nature of these concepts in leading today’s community college. We also discuss the importance of leaders’ role in integrating the values of the community college vision and mission within their everyday leadership practices.
When reading this chapter, consider the following questions:
•What are the vision, mission, functions, and operations of the community college? What are their core elements?
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