• truly succeed only when improved and expanded learning can be documented for learners The College upholds the principles of collaborative participation and decision making and views the staff, faculty and students as equal partners in the learning environment. Staff and faculty facilitate student success, encourage students to play an active role in their own learning and development and embrace the diverse needs and backgrounds of the individuals who comprise the student body. The Dean of Student Engagement and Retention is responsible for administering and coordinating student services and for representing students’ interest to the fullest possible extent. The services provided are an integral part of the educational process and are supportive, informative and geared to benefit the students. Specifically, Student Services: • affords opportunities for students to develop and enhance intellectual capacity, aesthetic and ethical awareness, social and cultural enrichment and qualities essential for successful scholarship, citizenship and leadership • supports students’ holistic learning experiences, educational goals, career aspiration and personal development, • regards students with respect and dignity and as unique and diverse individuals • continually seeks to identify and provide coordinated, comprehensive and quality programs and services to encourage lifelong learning and self-empowerment of students • empowers students in the acquisition of knowledge and skills essential for success by providing access to College support services, technology and information and • is committed to standards of excellence and measures its effectiveness by the satisfaction and achievement of the students it serves.
2012-2013 Edition of the Catalog and Student Handbook for Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas