DECONSTRUCTING YOUR MISSION STATEMENT Lloyd Thomas, West LA Lesley Kawaguchi, Santa Monica Determining your college’s mission statement: • Ed Code 66010.4 • ACCJC Standard I.A. Components of your mission statement: • Look at Ed Code 66010.4 and Standard I.A. ▫ Similarities? ▫ Differences? • How does a college create a mission statement that is unique? Time for deconstruction • Look at your college’s mission statement and circle the five words that you like. • Feedback Time to construct • What five words do you think are missing from your statement? • Feedback What else has your college added? • Examples: Mission, Vision, and Goals • Values • Institutional Learning Outcomes How often does your college examine its Mission Statement? • Only for accreditation? • Through a strategic planning process? • Annual part of the college planning process? Who does it? • College-wide dialogue? • Planning body? • In a secret cabal? Example: • West Los Angeles College Questions?