Sep 26, 2018  
2018-2019 Chesapeake College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Chesapeake College Catalog

Vision Mission and Core Values


Vision Statement

Chesapeake College will harness the talent and resources necessary for students, employees, and citizens of the region to thrive as individuals and as contributors to their communities and to society.

Mission Statement

Chesapeake College’s core commitment is to prepare students from diverse communities to excel in further education and employment in a global society.

Chesapeake College is a comprehensive public two-year regional community college serving the educational needs of the residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. The college’s core commitment is to prepare students from diverse communities to excel in further education and employment in a global society. We put students first, offering transformative educational experiences. Our programs and services are comprehensive, responsive and affordable. The college is a catalyst for regional economic development and sustainability and a center for personal enrichment and the arts.

The college offers a large selection of credit and continuing education offerings designed to help students prepare for transfer to upper level institutions, for immediate entry into a career, or for enhancing work-related skills. Beyond the curricula, the college offers many opportunities for further academic, social, personal, cultural, and athletic development through a rich variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

To enhance student learning and to promote teaching excellence, the college commits to providing a supportive learning environment characterized by a dedicated, caring and highly qualified faculty and staff. The college offers all employees professional development opportunities that are aligned with goals outlined in its Strategic Plan. Through these commitments, the college nurtures a community of lifelong learners among faculty, staff and students.

In particular, the college embraces its commitment to student learning in the following ways:

  • Prepare students as independent learners who are intellectually competent, skilled in the application of learning, technologically proficient, and grounded in the values and common goals of our civic culture
  • Challenge students to see beyond themselves to better understand their place in a global society and culturally diverse world, while preserving and enhancing the rich cultural heritage of the region
  • Provide a curriculum and activities that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population
  • Enhance learning opportunities, in partnership with community organizations that reinforce the value of service to others and strengthen students’ ethical development and civic engagement
  • Ensure an environment conducive for learning by providing appropriate facilities, support services and other resources to enhance student learning

The College offers a large selection of credit and continuing education offerings designed to help students prepare for transfer to upper level institutions, for immediate entry into a career, or for enhancing work-related skills. Beyond the curricula, the college offers many opportunities for further academic, social, personal, cultural, and athletic development through a rich variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

To enhance student learning and to promote teaching excellence, the college commits to providing a supportive learning environment characterized by a dedicated, caring and highly qualified faculty and staff. The college offers all employees professional development opportunities that are aligned with goals outlined in its Strategic Plan. Through these commitments, the college nurtures a community of lifelong learners among faculty, staff and students.

In addition, the college embraces its commitment to regional economic and community development that will improve the quality of life by acting on the following:

• Support workforce development by providing the courses and training needed to build a skilled labor force.
• Enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the arts by incorporating cultural activities into the curriculum and bringing fine and performing arts events to the region.
• Sponsor a broad range of community and civic activities that reflect the college’s role as a community-learning center.
• Extend access to baccalaureate and graduate degree programs for Upper Shore residents through inter-institutional partnerships.

Core Values

At Chesapeake College we are guided by the following core values:

Quality
Creating a learning environment that establishes high standards for individual excellence.

Student-centeredness
Encouraging and supporting each student to achieve his or her greatest potential.

Community 
Engaging our community and serving as a catalyst for positive change.

Diversity and Respect
Fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation for individual differences.

Adaptability
Responding rapidly to local and global change.

Teamwork and Collaboration
Working together to share ideas, knowledge, and creative solutions.

Responsibility
Taking responsibility for our actions, acting as stewards of our resources, and adhering to the highest standards of ethical and civic behavior.