Wallace Community College Selma > Mission Statement
The mission of Wallace Community College Selma is to provide high-quality educational opportunities and services that are responsive to individual, community and State needs. To accomplish this mission, Wallace Community College Selma shall provide the following:
- General Education and Collegiate Programs at the freshman and sophomore levels that prepare students for transfer to other colleges and universities.
- Technical, Vocational, and Career Education that prepare students for immediate employment, re-trains existing employees, and promotes local and state economic stability and competitiveness.
- Business and Industry Development Training that meets employer needs.
- Developmental Education that assists individuals in improving learning skills and overcoming educational deficiencies.
- Student Services and Activities that assist individuals in formulating and achieving their educational goals.
- Continuing Education and personal enrichment opportunities that support life-long learning and the civic, social, and cultural quality of life.
The philosophy of Wallace Community College Selma is expressed in the following beliefs:
- Education is essential to the economic, social, environmental, and political well-being of the citizens of West Central Alabama.
- Education should be made academically, geographically, physically, and financially accessible to students.
- Wallace Community College Selma is uniquely qualified to deliver excellent and equitable educational opportunities and services.
Imperative I: Accessibility
- Goal 1: To provide educational access to individuals with a desire and documented ability to benefit from the College's offerings.
- Goal 2: To provide affordable tuition and fees and make available comprehensive financial aid programs.
- Goal 3: To provide educational offerings in locations, at times, and in facilities that can best serve the College's communities.
Imperative II: Quality
- Goal 1: To assure quality in all programs and services by employing a continuing cycle of effective planning, evaluation, and improvement.
- Goal 2: To strengthen teaching and learning by promoting innovative and effective teaching methods.
- Goal 3: To facilitate course and program transferability, equivalency, and articulation between the college and Alabama's public universities.
- Goal 4: To attract, retain and support qualified personnel and to provide comprehensive opportunities for their professional growth.
- Goal 5: To secure funding sufficient to assure a quality learning environment.
- Goal 6: To assure that the institution maintains accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and individual programs acquire and maintain appropriate accreditation.
Imperative III: Diversity
- Goal 1: To assure that educational opportunities are available without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability or age to those who have documented ability to benefit.
- Goal 2: To assess special educational needs of diverse student populations and provide support and educational services to meet those special needs.
Imperative IV: Economic Development
- Goal 1: To stimulate economic development in Alabama through education, training and retraining to meet the needs of private and public sector employers.
- Goal 2: To integrate the college fully into the local economic development effort and to increase public awareness of the college's in this role.
Imperative V: Community Services
- Goal 1: To provide community service activities and establish partnerships which support civic, economic, educational, and cultural needs within the college's service area.
- Goal 2: To provide adequate and flexible facilities, equipment and institutional services to cooperating businesses, agencies and other non-profit groups for community program activities consistent with institutional goals and policies.
Imperative VI: Public Relations Strategies
- Goal 1: To foster public awareness of the College and its mission and to promote clear identity.
- Goal 2: To reach potential consumers of education and training.
- Goal 3: To increase community support for the community college.