Fullerton College Mission Statement
We prepare students to be successful learners.
Fullerton College will create a community that promotes inquiry and intellectual curiosity, personal growth and a life-long appreciation for the power of learning.
Fullerton College Core Values
• We respect and value the diversity of our entire community.
• We value tradition and innovation.
• We support the involvement of all in the decision-making process.
• We expect everyone to continue growing and learning.
• We believe in the power of the individual and the strength of the group.
• We expect everyone to display behavior in accordance with personal integrity and high ethical standards.
• We accept our responsibility for the betterment of the world around us.
• We value and promote the wellbeing of our campus community.
Fullerton College Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLO)
1. Communication: Students will be able to apply the principles of language
rational thought to communicate effectively.
A. Read: Students will be able to comprehend and interpret various types of written information.
B. Write: Students will be able to communicate opinions, ideas, and information in writing, including the creation of letters, reports, manuals, and graphs using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and appropriate language, style and format.
C. Listen: Students will be able to interpret, and respond appropriately to verbal and nonverbal messages.
D. Speak: Students will be able to organize ideas and communicate verbally as appropriate to the audience and the situation, including participation in
conversations, discussions, and group activities.
2. Critical Thinking and
Information Competency: Students will be able to think
critically by analyzing data in addressing and evaluating problems and issues
A. Analysis: Students will be able to apply rules and principles to new situations; discover rules and apply them to solve problems, use logic to draw conclusions from data, and differentiate between facts, influences, assumptions, and conclusions.
B. Compute: Students will be able to use basic numerical concepts, tables, graphs, charts, and basic geometric shapes to explain concepts or ideas.
C. Research: Students will be able to identify the need for data, obtain data
from various sources, organize, process and maintain records of data collected, and analyze date for relevancy by using current technology.
D. Solve Problems: Students will be able to recognize whether or not a problem exists, identify components of a problem or issue, create a plan of
action to resolve an issue, and monitor, evaluate and revise the plan as necessary.
3. Global Awareness: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the world.
A. Scientific Observation and Methodology: Students will be able to apply scientific processes to solve problems and measure and observe natural phenomena; and will be able to design and perform experiments to analyze the major differences and connections between social, natural, and physical science.
B. Global Systems and Civic Responsibility: Students will be able to interface with people from a variety of backgrounds and analyze different cultural beliefs and behaviors; and will be able to recognize important economic and political issues in the local community, the state, the country, and the world. Students will also be able to evaluate the importance of the natural environment to human well being and the impact of human activity on the well being of the global environment. C. Artistry: Students will be able to assess the visual arts, dance, music, and
literature of many cultures, and will be able to analyze the methods used to create art and interpret its meaning. Student will also be able to engage is some artistic creative endeavors.
4. Personal Responsibility and Professional Development: Students will be able to demonstrate self-awareness, social and physical wellness, and workplace skills.
A. Self Awareness: Students will be able to accurately assess their own knowledge, skills, and abilities; to self motivate and set realistic goals; to
accept criticism; and to respond appropriately to changing situations.
B. Social and Physical Fitness and Wellness: Students will be able to manage personal health and well being and to demonstrate appropriate social skills in group settings.
C. Workplace Skills: Students will learn to be dependable, reliable, and accountable; to meet deadlines and complete tasks; to maintain a professional attitude; and to work as a productive member of a team.
Fullerton College Goals
Goal 1: Fullerton College will promote student success.
Objective 1: Address the needs of under-prepared students.
Objective 2: Increase course retention and success.
Objective 3: Increase the number of degrees and certificates awarded.
Objective 4: Increase the number of transfers.
Goal 2: Fullerton College will reduce the achievement gap.
Objective 1: Address the needs of English language learners.
Objective 2: Increase retention rate of Hispanic and African-American students by 5% annually.
Objective 3: Increase success rate of Hispanic and African-American students in line with increase in retention rate.
Objective 4: Increase success rate of Hispanic and African-American students by 2% annually.
Objective 5: Increase success rate of Hispanic and African-American students in mathematics in line with increase in retention rate.
Goal 3: Fullerton College will strengthen connections with the community.
Objective 1: Double the number of members of the Alumni Association.
Objective 2: Increase contacts with local feeder high schools.
Objective 3: Increase contact with local business and industry.
Objective 4: Strengthen partnership with Foundation to increase fund raising.
Objective 5: Engage the community through Centennial events.