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Galveston College Vision, Mission and Goals

Galveston College Vision

GALVESTON COLLEGEa beacon of light guiding lifelong learning.

Galveston College Mission

GALVESTON COLLEGE, a comprehensive community college committed to teaching and learning, creates accessible learning opportunities to fulfill individual and community needs by providing high-quality educational programs and services.”

Galveston College Purposes

In accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 130.003, the College District shall provide:

  • Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates;
  • Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semiskilled and skilled occupations;
  • Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences;
  • Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading;
  • Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;
  • A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
  • Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs;
  • Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and
  • Such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of post secondary education in Texas.

Galveston College Goals

The College District shall:

  • Provide dynamic programs of study and shall conduct appropriate cultural activities to meet the needs of a diverse student body that is reflective of the community and service area constituents;
  • Provide comprehensive student support services that enhance student success;
  • Provide effective recruitment and retention processes;
  • Provide a qualified and diverse faculty and staff, through fair hiring processes and continuous professional development;
  • Provide facilities and grounds that create a physical environment conducive to teaching and learning in the 21st Century;
  • Provide and continuously improve technology collect and store data, provide required information, support learning needs, and facilitate effective communications;
  • Provide effective and accountable management of resources;
  • Seek additional resources to support the mission of the College District;
  • Conduct and document comprehensive institutional research, planning, and information services that support continuous improvement of every facet of College District operations; and
  • Meet all federal, state, local, and accreditation agency accountability standards for operations and quality.

Galveston College Values

The shared values listed below are among the beliefs that guide Galveston College in the development of its mission, goals, programs, and services:

  • Access
  • Achievement
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Stewardship

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