Mission

The Mission, approved by the UH Board of Regents in May 2012, and the Philosophy of Leeward Community College

Vision: Leeward Community College is a learning-centered institution committed to student achievement.

Mission: At Leeward Community College, we work together to nurture and inspire all students. We help them attain their goals through high-quality liberal arts and career and technical education. We foster students to become responsible global citizens locally, nationally, and internationally. We advance the educational goals of all students with a special commitment to Native Hawaiians.

These core values shape Leeward Community College’s mission:

Community
We value cooperation, collaboration, social responsibility, and concern for others as crucial elements in building a sense of community inside and outside of the institution.

Diversity and respect
We value individual differences and the contributions they bring to the learning process. We believe that our students are enriched through a diverse intellectual and social environment, where learning occurs through exposure to world cultures, and through interaction with peoples of diverse experiences, beliefs, and perspectives.

Integrity
We value personal and institutional integrity by fostering a culture of continuous improvement to open pathways to student success. We hold ourselves accountable for providing a high-quality academic experience.

Open access
We value all students. We seek to meet their needs, as well as those of the community, by offering a diversity of courses, degree and certificate programs, and training opportunities, through traditional and distance education modes of delivery.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe in the dignity and potential of each individual and the power of that belief to help people learn and grow. We are committed to providing an educational environment that accepts people as they are and fosters the development of each student’s unique talents.

At Leeward Community College, education is a cooperative endeavor in which students, faculty, and staff share responsibility.


KULANUI o HAWAIʻI
KE KULANUI KAIAULU o ʻEWA

KA NUʻUKIA

ʻO ke Kulanui Kaiaulu o ʻEwa, he kula kia i ka hoʻonaʻauao a he kūpaʻa hoʻi i ka holomua a ka haumāna ma nā ʻano like ʻole.

KE ALA NUʻUKIA

Ma ke Kulanui Kaiaulu o ʻEwa, alu like mākou ma ka mālama a me ke kīpaipai i nā haumāna.  Kōkua ʻia nā haumāna ma ka huli a loaʻa kā lākou mau pahuhopu ma o nā polokalamu hana noʻeau laulā a me nā polokalamu ʻoihana pākōlea like ʻole.  Paipai ʻia nā haumāna i ka lilo i hoa makaʻāinana pono ma ke kaiāulu, ma ke aupuni, a ma ke kauʻāina.  Kākoʻo ʻia nā pahuhopu hoʻonaʻauao a nā haumāna a pau me ke kūpaʻa nō hoʻi i nā ʻōiwi Hawaiʻi.

NĀ KAHUA HANA

Kaiāulu: He mea nui loa ke alu a me ka hana like me ka mālama nō hoʻi i ke kanaka ma ke kūkulu kaiāulu i loko a i waho aʻe o ke kahua kulanui.

Kākoʻo a Hōʻihi i nā kānaka like ʻole: He mea nui loa ke kākoʻo i nā kuanaʻike like ʻole a he waiwai nō ia ʻike i ke aʻo pono.  Pōmaikaʻi nā haumāna i ke komo i ke kaiāulu o nā ʻike like ʻole, ʻo nā ʻike moʻomeheu like ʻole o ke ao nei nō hoʻi kekahi, a me ka launa pū me nā poʻe o nā moʻolelo like ʻole.

Kūpono: He mea nui loa ka hana pono o neʻi nei a hōʻike ʻia ma o ka hoʻomōhala a hoʻoikaika mau i nā ala pono hele ʻia e ka haumāna.  Hoʻohiki ʻia nō ka pōʻaiapili aʻo pono loa.

Kūākea: He mea nui loa nā huamāna a pau.  Hoʻokō ʻia nā mea e pono ai ka haumāna a me ke kaiāulu ma o ka hoʻomākaukau i ka papa, ke kekelē, a me ka papahana palapala ma ke aʻo ʻana i ke kahua kula a ma o nā ʻenehana like ʻole.