An Introduction to Crowder College
IT is our mission and purpose to serve the needs of people by actualizing each person who chooses Crowder College in terms of his or her self-worth and ability to function in society as a responsible citizen.
WE believe that access and quality are compatible; and that both can be more fully realized through a proactive stance seeking to make the public aware of and interested in opportunities available.
WE believe in strong ties and relationships between the college and other educational institutions, both secondary and postsecondary, the community, and the businesses and organizations that support our community.
WE view the college as having an active role in economic and social development through continuing education and customized training, directed toward improving work skills and productivity, creating a more desirable work and social environment, and adding to the general quality of life within the region.
IN each course and program, all endeavors will be concerned about and committed to the development of each individual’s ability to master the content of offerings, make ethical decisions, develop analytical skills, cultivate physical health and well-being, develop self-worth and learn the value of working together and serving others.
THE college recognizes a two-fold responsibility in its commitment to student growth and development. The first is to assist in acquiring the skills and awareness needed to function as productive and responsible citizens. The second is to evaluate this progress so that both the student and the institution are able to measure the growth.
Philosophy and Policy on Values and Rights
It is the policy of Crowder College to convey certain fundamental values, insofar as possible, to all those enrolled as students. Emphasis, in all course work, extra-curricular activities and social contact, is given to developing a growing awareness in the individual of the importance of integrity, lawfulness and other characteristics of maturity, such as respect for the rights of others as individuals and the value of work and productivity in the lives of everyone. This policy takes recognition of economic selfreliance as a cherished priority. It strongly embraces character building as a proper function of education. The sanctity of the family is to be encouraged as we recognize the family as a cornerstone of a healthy society. Reference is made to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 which led to the establishment of land grant colleges which states, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.” This policy in no way takes away from the established goal of competency in and mastery of course content in all offerings at Crowder College. We the undersigned members of the board of trustees of Crowder College, hereby reaffirm this policy for continued implementation by the administration and faculty of Crowder College.
Adopted by Crowder College Board of Trustees, July 13, 1978