Northland Pioneer College provides educational excellence that is affordable and accessible for the enrichment of communities across northeastern Arizona.
NPC continually responds to the needs of our communities by cultivating generations of learners. By 2030, NPC will transform lives by advancing student success and socio‐economic well‐being through a spirit of innovation, partnership, and creative problem-solving.
NPC will live our vision through the following Shared Values. At NPC, we value:
By Integrity, we mean consistently taking responsibility for our actions and preserving the trust communities place in us. We demonstrate Integrity by:
- Setting achievable and measurable goals.
- Maintaining transparency in project planning, implementation, and reporting while honoring the college’s shared governance process.
- Being consistently truthful and fair in our internal and external interactions.
By Inclusion, we mean empowering all people – regardless of individual differences and/or historical under-representation – to have the right to be involved, engaged, respected, and appreciated as valuable members of our communities. We demonstrate Inclusion by:
- Ensuring all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation have opportunities to equitably engage with, participate in, and benefit from the NPC community.
- Recruiting individuals and partnering with organizations that reflect and represent the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and interests of our area.
- Using diverse perspectives to make better-informed decisions.
By Adaptability, we mean a commitment to being agile in responding to the ever-changing needs of our diverse communities through collaboration, innovation, and informed risk-taking. We demonstrate Adaptability by:
- Keeping an open mind to learn or develop new ways to respond to changes.
- Experimenting with different styles of working and adjusting as needed.
- Using valid and reliable data to make decisions with confidence and efficiency.
By Civility, we mean maintaining one’s own beliefs and perspectives without demeaning the beliefs and perspectives of others1. We demonstrate Civility by:
- Using active listening and acknowledgment without judgment while interacting with others, even when there are deep-rooted and fierce disagreements.
- Seeking common ground as the starting point for dialogue about differences.
- Modeling, teaching, and promoting the practices of civility and expecting others to do the same.
By Access, we mean striving to minimize barriers to lifelong learning. We demonstrate Access by:
- Striving to keep costs low and connect students with available resources and financial support.
- Offering education, student services, information, and resources in multiple formats to optimize equitable opportunities across our communities.
- Implementing the principles of universal design2 to promote access to campus spaces, events, and activities.