Critical Mission, Strong Values
In order to fulfill our duty as responsible stewards of a valuable resource, we profess the following statements as guiding principles in all that we hope to achieve in service of the community at large.
College of DuPage will be the primary college district residents choose for high quality education.
The mission of College of DuPage is to be a center for excellence in teaching, learning, and cultural experiences by providing accessible, affordable, and comprehensive education.
We expect the highest standard of moral character and ethical behavior.
We expect truthfulness and trustworthiness.
We expect courtesy and dignity in all interpersonal interactions.
We expect fulfillment of obligations and accountability.
College of DuPage believes in the power of teaching and learning.
We endorse the right of each person to accessible and affordable opportunities to learn and affirm the innate value of the pursuit of knowledge and its application to life. Our primary commitment is to facilitate and support student success in learning.
College of DuPage is committed to excellence.
We seek quality in all that we do. To ensure quality, we are committed to continual assessment and self-evaluation.
College of DuPage values diversity.
We seek to reflect and meet the educational needs of the residents of our large, multicultural district. We recognize the importance of embracing individual differences and cultures and value the contributions made to the College by people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We affirm our role as a catalyst for promoting dialogue and tolerance on issues supporting the common good.
College of DuPage promotes participation in planning and decision making.
We support participatory governance and the involvement of the College community in the development of a shared vision. We believe that all students, staff, and residents can make meaningful contributions within a respectful environment that encourages meaningful discourse. We strive to build an organizational climate in which freedom of expression is defended and civility is affirmed.
College of DuPage will be a benefit to students and community.
The needs of our students and community are central to all we do.
- Grow combined Fall and Spring (Academic Year 2012-2013) 10th day FTES enrollment by 1 percent, from 29,967 to 30,267.
- Implement the Enhanced Student Experience Implementation Plan (ESEIP) to increase student satisfaction and to improve the combined Fall and Spring (Academic Year 2012-2013) within-term retention rate by 1% for degree and certificate-seeking students taking traditional (face-to-face) courses.
- Add new degree and certificate programs, as well as modify and/or discontinue existing programs, to ensure that our curricular offerings are high quality and in alignment with changing community needs.
- Add new 3+1 and hybrid 2+2 academic partnership agreements to reach a total of twenty baccalaureate program options by June, 2013.
- Ensure the financial integrity and performance of the College (e.g. receive clean audit opinion, augment the unrestricted fund balances in the General Fund, Auxiliary Fund and Working Cash Fund to no less than 50% of total general fund operating revenues and maintain "AAA/Aaa" ratings by Standard & Poor's and Moody's, respectively).
- Commence renovation of Physical Education Center, Seaton Computing Center, Student Resource Center (Library and adjacent areas) and McAninch Arts Center; demolish M Building; commence construction of Campus Maintenance Center; and, continue site development.
- Provide at least $500,000 from the Foundation for academic scholarships and programs.
- Develop and implement professional development programs that enhance employees' effectiveness and capabilities in supporting the goals and tasks of the College.
- Strengthen student and employee programs and activities which foster a culture of inclusiveness.
- Reaffirm Higher Learning Commission/AQIP accreditation by applying for the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Awards and advance institutional quality and innovation by developing and implementing action plans around the ILPEx Feedback Report.
- Ensure the College's input in Illinois higher education performance-based funding guidelines and align the College with those guidelines.
- Strengthen fiscal performance of all auxiliary enterprises (e.g., radio station, Waters Edge/Waterleaf, MAC, Business Solutions), Multi-media Services and five Regional Centers.
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
2012 College of DuPage