All individuals have the right to pursue educational goals and should have the opportunity to realize the potential of their abilities through quality education. Involvement and interaction between the College and the community are essential to ensure relevance and vitality in all educational programs, activities and services and to enhance cultural, economic and social life. The College is committed to the concept of the learning college, an institution of higher education that focuses on student learning. Currently, important learning initiatives include the implementation of curricular learning communities, campus-wide incorporation of the latest in innovative instructional methodologies and technologies, definition and assessment of student mastery of the six intellectual competencies in the core curriculum and measurement of demonstrable student learning and student success in all courses and programs.
Del Mar College provides access to quality education, workforce preparation, and lifelong learning for student and community success.
• Learning: meeting individual needs • Student Success: achieving full potential • Excellence: high-quality instruction • Integrity: honesty and transparency • Access: open to all • Accountability: responsibility to stakeholders • Innovation: progressive programs and services • Diversity: valuing differences
Statement of Purpose
Del Mar College is dedicated to providing access to educational opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin or disability. The College affirms that student learning is its highest priority. By encouraging and supporting continuing excellence in instruction and institutional support services at reasonable student cost, the College will fulfill its mission within the limitations of its physical and financial resources. Specifically, the College has the following seven purposes: • To provide fully accredited occupational, academic and pre-professional courses leading to certificates, associate degrees and/or the first two years of transferable credit toward baccalaureate degrees. • To provide opportunities to train for economic independence; and to prepare for job entry, occupational advancement and career development. • To provide developmental, adult literacy and basic skills instruction to help entering students to perform successfully in their chosen academic or occupational fields of study. • To provide student support services, including a continuing program of counseling and guidance, to assist students in achieving their indi13
2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas