MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission

Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and
sustainability.

Approved by PaRC in November 2015; Approved by Board of Trustees in February 2016

Our Vision

Foothill College educates students from diverse backgrounds that represent the demographics of the Bay Area, with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented populations. Foothill students master content and skills which are critical for their future success. They develop and act upon a sense of responsibility to be stewards of the public good.

Adopted by PaRC in Fall 2014

Our Values

Honesty - Integrity - Trust - Openness - Transparency - Forgiveness - Sustainability

Our Purpose

To provide access to educational opportunity for all with innovation and distinction.

Foothill College Offers:
  • an associate in arts or associate in science degree, or specialty certificate;
  • preparation for transfer to another college, university or post secondary institution;
  • career education, training, and services;
  • basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL), leadership skills and student development; and
  • student support services to promote student success.

Foothill College's success is measured by the following quality indicators:

  • Access: Educational Opportunity for All
  • Student Success: Completion of Student Goals
  • Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Support of Learning
  • Climate for Learning
  • Fiscal and Enrollment Stability
  • Reputation: Innovation and Distinctiveness

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