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Mission, Values and Vision

Our Mission

Berkeley City College’s mission is to promote student success, to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities, and to transform lives.
~ Adopted by the Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees April 12, 2005

Our Values

A Focus on Academic Excellence and Student Learning.

We value our students’ varied educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles as well as educational objectives.
Strategic Intention: Berkeley City College faculty use teaching and learning strategies that respond to the many different needs of Berkeley City College students. Berkeley City College ‘s scheduling and delivery methods are responsive to students’ needs for access, convenience, and different learning styles.

A Commitment to Multiculturism and Diversity.

We value diversity, which fosters appreciation of others, depth of understanding, insight, empathy, innovation, and creativity, characteristics our institution seeks in its students, faculty and staff.
Strategic Intention: Berkeley City College provides students with an environment that supports diversity in learning and self-expression, and with a curriculum supportive of multiculturalism. Berkeley City College hires faculty and staff that reflect the diversity of its communities and students.

A Commitment to Preparing Students for Citizenship in a Diverse and Complex Changing Global Society.

We value the fact that students live and work in an increasingly complex society and world.
Strategic Intention: Berkeley City College faculty members prepare students with learning experiences that help them develop cultural and global perspectives and understanding.

A Commitment to a Quality and a Collegial Workplace.

We value the high quality that characterizes everything we do.
Strategic Intention: The college implements review and improvement processes that constantly improves quality. The college develops leadership skills and respectful, close ties among all employee groups continuously improving the institution.

The Importance of Innovation and Flexibility.

We value innovation because it encourages our students to question the typical and expand their thinking in a flexible manner that allows them to understand life’s dynamic potential.
Strategic Intention: We celebrate the maverick attitude which challenges conventional ways of viewing life.

Our Vision

Berkeley City College is a premier, diverse student-centered learning community, dedicated to academic excellence, collaboration, innovation, and transformation.
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