Values for Teaching Excellence

Each faculty member at Southwestern Community College . .

  • Inspires students to become independent learners.
  • Promotes the development of critical-thinking skills.
  • Respects each student as an individual.
  • Fosters a sense of cooperation and community in and out of the classroom.
  • Recognizes the use of technology to enhance the teaching-learning process.
  • Engages students in learning for practical use and personal growth.
  • Provides an innovative and accessible educational experience.
  • Demonstrates an excitement about teaching and learning.

LEARNING COLLEGE - Placing Learning First

Learning Colleges embed learning in the institutional culture as the highest priority.

As decisions are made, two basic questions are asked. These questions are:

  1. Does this action improve and/or expand learning?
  2. How do we know this action improves and/or expands learning?

From: Creating More Learning-Centered Community Colleges by Terry O’Banion