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Gogebic Community College exists to provide educational and enrichment opportunities
for its students and the surrounding communities in the College service region.
Gogebic Community College values a student-first policy, stakeholder-driven operations, integrity and mutual respect, a caring and responsive staff, a student-learning emphasis, accessibility, affordability, accountability, and a quality focus.
Gogebic Community College believes in offering all individuals opportunities to prepare for active participation in the economic, domestic, political, aesthetic, and cultural affairs of the communities in which they live. This preparation includes:
- The development of an increased ability to deal intelligently with the responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing global society.
- The development of techniques to foster self-criticism, initiative, and intellectual curiosity leading to poised, well- rounded, and mentally, physically, and socially adjusted individuals.
- The development of the understanding that education is a life-long process and that the techniques and skills acquired in learning how to learn will be of life-long benefit.
Consistent with the belief that the community college is the most readily available, and often the only, avenue to higher education, Gogebic Community College sets the following institutional purposes:
- To assure the maintenance of appropriate post-secondary educational programs that meet the changing educational needs of students, community, and society.
- To assure institutional leadership in the promotion and support of economic development in the western region of the Upper Peninsula.
- To assure a baccalaureate-oriented curricula suitable for transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
- To assure occupational/career training for those students who wish to upgrade their skills or be retrained in new areas and for those students who wish to prepare for immediate employment upon completion of their program of study.
- To assure students the opportunity to participate in a curriculum or in a sequence of developmental or advanced courses consistent with their individual needs and abilities.
- To assure a general-education component with a variety of learning experiences within an academic framework.
- To assure continuing education/community service opportunities for specific benefit of the citizens of the College district by utilizing College resources through a cooperative effort with individuals, civic groups, educational institutions, and other public or private organizations
- To assure guidance, counseling, advisement, and placement services to meet the personal, academic, social, and career needs of students.
- To assure student educational achievement and growth through appropriate, systematic, and periodic assessment.