Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement

DACC is a responsive and accessible learning-centered community college that provides educational opportunities to a diverse community of learners in support of workforce and economic development.

Vision Statement

DACC will be a premier learning college that is grounded in academic excellence and committed to fostering lifelong learning and active, responsible citizenship within the community.

Values Statements

As a learning-centered community college, DACC is committed to the following core values:

Education that —

  • offers lifelong learning opportunities
  • fosters dynamic learning environments designed to meet the needs of our students
  • guarantees equality of rights and access
  • ensures integrity and honesty in the learning process
  • provides comprehensive assessment of learning

Students who will be —

  • respected for their diversity
  • provided with a safe and supportive learning environment
  • challenged to become critical and independent thinkers
  • expected to take an active role in their learning process

Leaders and employees who—

  • practice transparency and inclusiveness in decision-making through shared governance and with external stakeholders
  • encourage and support professional growth
  • demonstrate high ethical standards and integrity
  • encourage collaborative interaction among faculty and staff
  • practice responsible fiscal management and personal accountability
  • ensure equal opportunities for a diverse faculty and staff

Communities that —

  • build partnerships, including educational alliances
  • strengthen industry partnerships to provide workforce development services and programs in support of economic development
  • develop and adapt instructional programs in response to changing educational needs

NMSU System Values

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Discovery
  • Engagement
Last updated: July 10th, 2017