Organizational Practices

In the context of our organizational values, we provide the highest quality learning environment by practicing these behaviors:

  • Identifying the learning needs of the communities, students, and employees we serve and using that information to guide our teaching, programs, and services
  • Welcoming new opportunities for learning and professional growth
  • Identifying and using benchmarks and best practices to improve our work as we focus on institutional purpose, vision, mission, and values
  • Holding and communicating high standards for ourselves, our students, and our colleagues
  • Practicing inclusive, learning-centered planning and decision-making, informed by data and our best judgment
  • Recognizing problems, collaborating to seek root causes, and implementing effective solutions
  • Empowering and freeing those closest to the work to make responsible decisions
  • Assuming personal and collective stewardship of college systems, processes, programs, facilities, and resources to keep them vital
  • Celebrating individual and group initiatives and achievement
  • Promoting, both individually and collectively, a positive image of the college and its collegiate high school to all segments of the communities we serve

Core Competencies

Richland’s Core Competencies are our areas of greatest expertise. Core Competencies are strategically important capabilities in our educational market, providing a sustainable advantage for our organization.

  • Agility and innovation
  • Values-inspired culture
  • Highly diverse learning environment
  • Student success in:
    • achievement of A, B and C course grades
    • engagement as measured by the CCSSE
    • class retention (grades other than “W”)
  • Strategic performance improvement
  • Seamless transitions for lifelong learning
  • Development and engagement of faculty and staff
  • Sustainable community building

Emerging Core Competencies

Emerging Core Competencies are areas of continued focused effort toward reaching core competency designation.

  • Student persistence
    • degree/certificate completion
    • core completion
    • university transfer
  • Service excellence