Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission and Core Values

Our Mission

Chesapeake College empowers students from diverse communities to excel in further education, employment, and participation in an interconnected world.

Embracing the importance of student learning to our mission, the College:

  • Empowers 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
  • Challenges 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
  • Provides a curriculum and activities that meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population
  • Enhances learning opportunities, in partnership with community organizations, that reinforce the value of service to others and strengthen students’ ethical development and civic engagement
  • Ensures an environment conducive for learning by providing appropriate facilities, support services, technology, and other resources to enhance student learning

Recognizing our role as an engine for regional economic and community development that improves the quality of life for those in our service region, the College:

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

Our Core Values

Empowering and supporting each student to achieve their greatest potential while making decisions with our students in mind

Creating a dynamic environment for learning and development that establishes high standards for individual excellence

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

Engaging our community and serving as a catalyst for positive change on campus and in our region through effective communication

Teamwork and Shared Governance
Working together through collaboration to develop ideas, knowledge, and creative solutions

Creating an environment where campus stakeholders are empowered to exercise collaborative creativity and innovation

Diversity and Respect
Fostering inclusiveness and an appreciation for individual differences

Responding rapidly to local and global change