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Walla Walla Community College

Mission Statement

Walla Walla Community College removes barriers to access, provides high quality educational experiences, and facilitates equitable learning and success to cultivate thriving rural communities.



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Vision Statement

Walla Walla Community College is the best community college in the nation at producing a well-educated and highly-skilled workforce, and promoting thriving communities.

Guiding Principles

Actively Promote Learning Opportunities

Champion Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

We value learning and encourage everyone to acquire a rich and wide body of knowledge and skills, as well as a passion for their chosen discipline. We provide an environment that fosters active learning and the support services necessary to help everyone achieve their potential. Our actions focus on expanding student access, retention, completion, and success, both inside and outside of the classroom. We strive to achieve equity for students and for all members of the communities we serve. We are committed to dismantling or overcoming barriers that separate people from opportunities. Such barriers include, but are not limited to: socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, belief system, physical/mental abilities, and experience with the educational system.

Create an Environment for Community to Flourish

Nurture Collaboration and Partnerships

We strive to build community connections where all individuals are welcomed and given the opportunity to be meaningfully involved. We support and demonstrate respect for one another. We value partnerships across all parts of the College and with the communities we serve to create collaborative plans, actions, and shared results.

Model and Promote Integrity

Embrace Mission-Driven Innovation

We value integrity as an essential component of the common bond within Walla Walla Community College. Trust and mutual respect serve as the foundation for achieving institutional goals. We value and expect honesty, fairness, and ethical behavior at all times. We value and respect the thoughtful and purposeful pursuit of new ideas, calculated risk-taking, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Foster Health, and Celebrate Kindness and Humor

Support Personal and Professional Growth

We provide a safe and healthy atmosphere that encourages humor, creativity, and positive interactions. We promote health, wellness, and safety within the College and the communities we serve. We promote the growth of our employees. We believe that life-long learning enriches personal lives, leads to fulfilling careers, and benefits the broader community.

Expect Excellence

Cultivate Sustainability

We foster excellence through accountability to the mission and dedicate appropriate resources and support to advance continuous improvement in all college programs and services. We value the well-being of our communities and are dedicated to protecting, managing, and restoring our resources. We advocate for, invest in, and demonstrate practices that promote economic and environmental sustainability.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

At Walla Walla Community College, institutional learning outcomes (ILOs) represent essential skills that support the success and achievement of every student, both personally and professionally. Institutional learning outcomes align with the college’s mission, are woven throughout the curriculum regardless of program or field of study, and reflect the core competencies of every graduate.

WWCC’s Institutional Learning Outcomes are:

  • Communication: Graduates have the ability to create meaning and enhance understanding between author and audience by listening, reading, speaking, and writing effectively. (Communication Rubric)
  • Community Engagement: Graduates are able to express the value of cultural differences and commonalities among people and engage with others in the learning environment and community with respect for those differences. (Community Engagement Rubric)
  • Critical Thinking: Graduates engage in the comprehensive exploration of ideas, issues, artifacts, and experiences across college disciplines that transfer to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus. This includes both quantitative and non-quantitative problem solving. (Critical Thinking Rubric)
  • Information Literacy and Technology: Graduates use current technology and data to accomplish tasks.
    (Information Literacy and Technology Rubric)
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Institutional Planning

WWCC’s institutional plans provide the foundation for how we align our resources, decisions and actions in achieving our college Mission and Vision.