North American College, as an institution of higher learning, is committed to providing a nurturing environment for the systematic pursuit of academic excellence, professional and personal development, responsible citizenship, and global cultural competency. The college aims to achieve these goals through instruction, scholarly inquiry, free discussion and dissemination of ideas, and creative activity.
The following core values should guide all members of the college community as they strive to achieve individual and joint goals.
Learning – Dedication to the discovery, construction, discussion and dissemination of knowledge and its real-world applications.
Honesty and Integrity – Commitment to truth and consistency in one’s actions and communication.
Leadership – Courage and commitment to lead with integrity, innovation and openness to new ways of thinking and inquiry.
Teamwork – Pursuit of excellence through consultation and collaboration.
Ethical and Professional Conduct – Pursuit of high ethical and professional standards in every endeavor.
Human Dignity – Recognition that every human being is unique and valuable, and has something of value to contribute to the college environment and society at large.
Goal 1: Academic Excellence
Objective 1.1 Foster academic learning
Objective 1.2 Attract and nurture highly qualified faculty
Objective 1.3 Attract and nurture promising students
Objective 1.4 Provide educational materials and infrastructure that support student learning
Goal 2: Professional Proficiency
Objective 2.1 Develop a curriculum that helps students excel in their professional formation
Objective 2.2 Develop a curriculum that is responsive to the needs and visions of employers
Objective 2.3 Promote life-long learning skills
Objective 2.4 Promote ethical and professional behavior at both the individual and organizational level
Goal 3: Student Centeredness and Personal Development
Objective 3.1 Nurture a student-oriented environment that is responsive to student needs and career goals
Objective 3.2 Provide academic and social services which support students through their stay at the institution
Objective 3.3 Provide educational programs and experiences that promote global cultural competency and respect for diversity
Goal 4: Engagement with Stakeholders
Objective 4.1 Promote institutional programs and activities to stakeholders such as students, employers, advisory committees, occupational experts and community members
Objective 4.2 Seek input from stakeholders on an ongoing basis in the development of institutional plans and programs.
Goal 5: Good Stewardship
Objective 5.1 Manage resources entrusted to the college responsibly by maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of programs, services, and operations throughout the college.