ANC MISSION |
Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to providing
accessible, quality educational programs, services, and lifelong
Because Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to the ideal of the
worth and dignity of individuals, its philosophy is to provide
opportunities to youth and adults for development of purposeful,
gratifying, and useful lives in a democratic society. These
opportunities are provided through programs of study designed to fit the
needs of students of varying educational and career goals and those
which provide co-curricular activities and community services consistent
with the concept of the community college.
Operating in the larger context of local, state, regional, and national
higher educational patterns, the College seeks to respond to the needs
of individuals and their levels of ability and development.
Arkansas Northeastern College is committed to these purposes:
To provide an access to quality higher
education opportunity for all individuals regardless of age, sex,
race, or ancestry; economic, cultural or physical condition or
previous educational attainment, within the provisions of law and
To provide programs of study for students
who wish to transfer to other institutions to pursue a baccalaureate
To provide career and technical programs and
curricula leading to immediate employment and to offer programs for
students who wish to upgrade their skills for current or future
To offer programs in general education and
facilitate access to baccalaureate and masters programs.
To offer credit/noncredit courses which meet
To offer developmental programs to improve
To offer academic and career counseling and
To promote the civic and cultural activities
and provide for the avocational needs of enrolled students and the
To provide a positive and constructive
experience for new students enhancing their educational growth,
aspirations, and abilities to continue their education at this
institution and beyond.
A leader in transforming learning, lives, and
community through bold innovation.
The College shall offer relevant curricula
and quality educational programs that utilize flexible delivery
methods while ensuring academic excellence and integrity.
The College shall facilitate the transition
of students into higher education by strengthening partnerships and
improving communication with secondary schools, governmental
agencies, business/industry and senior-level colleges and
The College shall provide equitable systems
and processes to expand student access, to support student access,
and to facilitate transition into careers or further learning
The College shall enhance instruction,
student learning, and the delivery of administrative and educational
services to students, faculty, and staff by implementing and
supporting technological systems and services.
The College shall participate in regional
economic development as a partner and innovative leader in training,
retraining, and educational services provided to business and
industries in the region.
The College shall ensure the efficient and
effective use of all available resources by maintaining a high level
of stewardship and accountability.
The College shall cultivate a learning
environment that promotes cultural enrichment, communication,
diversity, equity, and lifelong learning opportunities for its
The College embraces the following core values
which guide its efforts to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals.
These values direct the operational strategies and procedures of the
Inclusiveness and Diversity
ANC values inclusiveness and diversity and views
the uniqueness of students, faculty, and staff as a resource, strength,
and benefit to the College.
Provides an inclusive and welcoming work and
learning environment where individual and cultural differences are
recognized and celebrated.
Incorporates diversity and equity into the
employee recruitment and hiring practices, student recruitment, and
all outreach activities of the College.
Ensures that individuals from all
backgrounds and perspectives are served equitably through its
employment practices, educational programs, services, and workforce
ANC values innovation and the ability to
anticipate, respond, and adapt to change through a culture which
promotes, supports, and rewards new ideas or ways of thinking to solve
problems, seize new opportunities, or meet unstated needs.
Fosters an environment that encourages
creativity, inquiry, risk-taking, the open exchange of ideas, and
recognizes and rewards exploration.
Seeks to identify new, creative, or improved
programs and services for students and the community which lead to
positive effective change.
Incorporates the most recent technologies
and methods to be responsive to the needs of students, the
community, and its business and industry partners.
ANC values collaboration through institutional,
business, industry, and community partnerships, which serve as critical
links to achieving economic vitality and quality of life in our region.
Strives to build relationships that foster
communication, teamwork, shared decision-making, and the innovation
necessary to achieve common goals.
Seeks to create partnerships inside and
outside the College that contribute to continuous growth and
enrichment of students, employees, and the community.
Develops connections with business, industry
and other agencies to more effectively serve the changing needs of
students, the College, and the community.
ANC values integrity and is committed to acting
in an honest, fair, consistent, and respectful manner, creating a
culture of trust that is evident in all decisions and interactions.
Acts responsibly in utilizing resources to
meet student and community needs.
Adheres to high ethical standards of
conduct, practices, and procedures that promote accountability and
Maintains and uses data and information
ethically and responsibly.
Provides an ethical and respectful
environment in which students, faculty, and staff are treated in a
fair and consistent manner.
ANC values academic excellence and provides
students with high quality learning experiences and support services
that foster personal and intellectual growth for productive careers and
Provides a high quality and rigorous
teaching and learning process that delivers current and relevant
Provides qualified and skilled instructional
faculty and staff.
Promotes and supports professional
development for faculty and staff.
Promotes the use of new technologies,
teaching methods, and instructional materials.
Implements strategies and support services
to improve student success.
Promotes a climate of continuous improvement
with high expectations of student and employee success.