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Mission Statement

College of Marin‘s commitment to educational excellence is rooted in our mission to provide excellent educational opportunities for all members of our diverse community by offering:

  • preparation for transfer to four-year schools and universities;
  • workforce education;
  • basic skills improvement/English as a Second Language;
  • intellectual and physical development and lifelong learning; and
  • cultural enrichment.

The College of Marin is committed to responding to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment with a strong foundation of sustainability, which will instill environmental sensitivity in our students.

(Approved at the April 20, 2010 Board Meeting)

Our Vision

College of Marin will be a premier educational and cultural center that provides programs of the highest caliber to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected global society. Our vision will be guided by our values.

Statement of Values

Student and Community Centered Education
We promote student success by providing programs and services that are learner centered and reflect the changing needs of our students and surrounding community.

Academic Excellence and Innovation
We are dedicated to academic excellence and encourage innovation. We foster intellectual inquiry by encouraging critical thinking, information literacy and technical competence. We continually evaluate the effectiveness of our programs.

Collaboration and Open Communication
We cultivate a culture of mutual respect, open communication, collaborative working relationships and participation in decision making among students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve.

We cherish a learning environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds and recognizes the knowledge and experiences among its students, faculty and staff. We will provide open access and strive to remove barriers to student success.

We will apply environmentally sustainable and green principles in our college community to ensure the future of our planet.

We will be accountable for our decisions and actions on behalf of the students, college and community. Our decisions will be academically, fiscally and environmentally responsible.

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