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Results of January 2011 Plebiscite regarding the proposed Mission, Vision and Core Values


Hello WCC Faculty & Staff,

The voting period for the MVCV statement has concluded.

A total of 112 people participated (67% turnout).

The majority of voters (69%) selected version #1 (see below)

The faculty senate will discuss these results at our next meeting, after which we expect to make a formal recommendation to the chancellor.

Thanks for your participation!


Ross, Libby, & Kate
Faculty Senate Chairs

Version 1 - “Windward Community College offers innovative programs in the arts and sciences and opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of Hawai‘i and its unique heritage. With a special commitment to support the access and educational needs of Native Hawaiians, we provide O‘ahu’s Ko‘olau region and beyond with liberal arts, career and lifelong learning in a supportive and challenging environment — inspiring students to excellence.”

Ka Mālamalama o ke Ko‘olau - “Enlightening Ko‘olau”
Students and community members will be enriched by “the light of knowledge” through quality programs and able to lead full, productive lives in a rapidly changing world.

The college and its mission, goals and actions are guided by core values that reflect the Hawaiian culture.
Na‘auao — Learning
Student-centered learning environment
Excellence in academics and workforce training
Creativity and critical thinking
Intellectual freedom
Lifelong learning
Global awareness

Ho‘okomo — Access
“Open-door” admissions policy
Excellence in financial aid service
Need-centered education
Diverse approaches to learning
Disability sensitivity
Educational outreach to communities

Laulima — Collaboration
Shared accomplishments
Shared governance
Service to community
Campus and community engagement
Experiential learning

Ho‘ihi — Respect
Cultural awareness and aloha
Student voice
‘Ohana-style inclusiveness
LGBTI Safe Zones

Mea Hou — Innovation
Creative use of research and technology
Positive transformation in student learning, curriculum, and campus growth

Mālama ‘āina — Sustainability
Stewardship of our interrelated natural resources
Conservation awareness