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Core Values of Peirce College

Vision & Innovation: We believe visionary and innovative thinking is integral to our mission and critical for institutional growth. Being a visionary is at the core of who we are and the lens in which we view our roles. We know higher education, employers’ needs, and the workforce are ever-changing. We understand how important it is to use creative thinking to channel our imagination and create new solutions. We know that our students need to be prepared with the skills and credentials required for jobs and professional growth, and we know employers need skilled people. At Peirce, we believe thinking creatively, trying new things, taking measured risk and adapting to changing circumstances are pivotal characteristics of success.

Excellence: Our commitment to excellence impels both individuals and the college to consistently strive for outcomes that are exemplary rather than satisfactory. Striving for excellence resonates through all aspects of the college from academic programming, adult learner-services, external partnerships, recruitment, and college operations. This value inspires us to recognize our people’s significant achievements and contributions that fulfill our mission and further our strategy.

Integrity: Integrity, whether personal or institutional, implies coherence between words and acts. When faced with difficult decisions or hard choices we do the right thing even in adversity. We are committed to our values and we protect our college culture through our commitment to possessing integrity and acting ethically at an organizational level. Carrying out each action with honesty will foster trustworthiness amongst each other, with our adult learners, and in our dealings with others.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging: Diversity builds a community that fosters a climate that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas and perspectives. We strive to be a welcoming, caring, and equitable community where adult learners, faculty, and staff with different backgrounds, perspectives, abilities, and experiences can learn, innovate, and work in an environment of respect, and feel empowered to engage in any community conversation.

Collaboration: We believe in the power of working together by building trust and strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We practice open and honest communication and sharing information that is essential for success. We treasure the opportunity to be recognized as a valued community partner.

Learning Centered: At Peirce, we approach learning as a process not a product. Learning at Peirce means increasing the capacity of our adult learners, our people and our organization to achieve the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will enable success. At bottom, learning at the College is about solving problems and creating opportunities

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