Mission

Fullerton College advances student learning and achievement by developing clear pathways for students from our diverse communities who seek educational and career growth, certificates, associate degrees, and transfer. We build a supportive and inclusive environment for students to be successful learners, responsible leaders, and engaged community members.

Vision

Fullerton College will transform lives and inspire positive change in the world.

Core Values

Access

Diversity – We embrace diversity in our community and work to build on the strengths and opportunities it brings. We recognize that diversity is intersectional with multiple dimensions.

Equity – We commit to equity for all we serve by eliminating injustices and barriers to students’ educational and career goals.

Inclusivity – We design our planning and decision-making processes to include all stakeholders

Antiracism – We recognize that institutional barriers based on perceived racial categories were erected over centuries and we commit to identifying and dismantling them.

Community

Belonging – We promote belonging and connection that fosters the well-being of those on our campus and surrounding areas.

Responsibility – We accept our responsibility for the betterment of the world by identifying opportunities for leading our community to respond to local issues.

Respect – We support an environment of mutual respect.

Compassion – We attend to our students as whole people, identifying their changing needs personally, academically, and professionally. We adapt the institution in response to our shared understanding of who our students are and what they need.

 

Learning

Growth – We create an environment where personal and professional growth is expected, supported, and rewarded for all members of our community.

Intellectual Curiosity – We encourage each other to ask questions that drive further inquiry, research, and experimentation.

Excellence – We hold ourselves accountable to high standards.

 

 

COLLEGE GOALS

Goal 1: Ensure Equitable Access and Outcomes

Fullerton College will use an inclusive and race-conscious approach to address persistent equity gaps.

Objective 1: Eliminate disproportionate impact for Black students in successful enrollment, first-year English and math completion, fall to spring persistence, degree/certificate completion, and transfer attainment.

Objective 2: Eliminate disproportionate impact for Latina/o/x students in first-year English and math completion and transfer attainment.

Objective 3: Increase usage of basic needs support for housing, food insecurity, transportation, and mental health.

Objective 4: Improve the sense of belonging and mattering in shared physical and online spaces for students of color.

Objective 5:  Deepen engagement in DEIA-focused professional development for full-time and part-time faculty and staff.

Goal 2: Success for Every Student

Fullerton College will support students in achieving their educational and career goals.

Objective 1: Improve the completion of transfer-level math and English in students’ first year.

Objective 2: Increase the number of students earning Associate Degrees, Associate Degrees for Transfer, and/or Certificates

Objective 3: Increase the number of students who transfer to a four-year university within one year of leaving the College.

Objective 4: Increase the number of students who earn a regional living wage after exiting the College.

Objective 5: Increase the number of Career Technical Education graduates who are employed in a job closely related to their field of study

Objective 6: Increase efficiency in the completion of an Associate Degree, Associate Degree for Transfer, or Career Technical Education Certificates.

Objective 7: Decrease the gap in success and retention rates between online and in-person courses.

Goal 3: Strengthen Connections with Our Community

Fullerton College will develop and strengthen collaborative projects and partnerships with educational institutions, civic organizations, and businesses in North Orange County and beyond.

Objective 1: Increase equitable access to Dual Enrollment courses and Pathway programs offered at local high schools.

Objective 2: Increase enrollment for student populations that disproportionately left the College after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objective 3: Increase collaboration around transfer pathways with local four-year universities and Career Technical Education partners.

Objective 4: Identify and implement environmental justice projects to serve environmentally disadvantaged students and employees.

Objective 5: Create and expand collaborations with local businesses and civic organizations.

Goal 4: Commit to Accountability and Continuous Quality Improvement

Fullerton College will continually improve operational efficiency and effectiveness to ensure delivery of high quality instructional and support programs.

Objective 1: Create a clear, comprehensive, and inclusive process for prioritizing human, physical, financial, and technological resources.

Objective 2: Align and improve the planning and resource allocation processes to increase participation and transparency from campus stakeholders.

Objective 3: Improve technological infrastructure to support flexible course schedules.

Objective 4: Improve accessibility for students and employees in the physical and online space.

Objective 5: Develop, implement, and assess a campus-specific sustainability plan.

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

Communication

Communicate clearly and appropriately for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Critical Thinking and Information Competency

Analyze and synthesize data/information in a variety of forms (numerical, textual, graphic) for the purpose of interpretation, problemsolving, and decision-making.

Global Systems Awareness and Ethical Citizenship

Analyze the interconnectedness of racial, cultural, political, social, economic, and environmental issues from multiple perspectives and recognize the individual agency and collective responsibility necessary for positively influencing those systems.

Aesthetic Appreciation and Production

Interpret, appreciate, and create artistic forms of knowledge and expression.

Personal Responsibility and Professional Development

Articulate personal values and goals as well as explain the skills, mindsets, and behaviors necessary to achieve well-being and professional success.

Statement of Ethics

As representatives of Fullerton College, we all share the responsibility to conduct ourselves with integrity, and to act in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner. We recognize the need for openness and reliability in what we say and do. We are committed to addressing issues in a forthright and professional manner, and to engaging people without prejudice. As members of an educational community, we are committed to excellence in all that we do, and to adhering to the principles of ethical behavior established in this statement.

The conduct of each member of Fullerton College is expected to be consistent with and to comply with the principles contained in this statement. All members of the campus community are expected to engage in the following:

  • Trustworthy conduct — including dependability, loyalty, and honesty in communications and actions.
  • Respectful behavior — treating everyone with civility, courtesy, tolerance, and acceptance, and recognizing the worth, dignity and unique characteristics of each individual.
  • Accountability — taking personal responsibility for one’s own actions and decisions.
  • Fair and just actions — utilizing equitable processes in decision making.
  • Compassion — caring for others, both within and apart from the campus community, and providing services to others in a manner that reflects our commitment to them and to their well being.

UPDATE: Building 700 Closed April 12-April 15 for Repairs

Building 700 will be closed Friday, April 12 through Monday, April 15, to all classes, students, staff and faculty to repair a water leak.

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