Mission & Accreditation

Strategic Plan

North Seattle College’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan, coupled with our District Strategic Plan, provide a roadmap with clear objectives for creating and sustaining a future that keeps student success at its center. This roadmap enables all parts of the campus, from the high-level strategic planning, to unit-level planning, to see themselves in the plan and to integrate core themes and indicators into daily work.

The Institutional Effectiveness plan was formerly a five-year plan, but, in 2016, the college moved to a seven-year plan. The move allowed the college to be strategically aligned with the accreditation cycle and ensure active and scaled annual assessment of institutional effectiveness. The college recently submitted its Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation Report for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  

Our Mission

North Seattle College is committed to changing lives through education.

We achieve our mission by:

  • • offering comprehensive educational opportunities. 
  • • creating a highly supportive learning environment.
  • • engaging in effective and enduring partnerships.

 

Our Vision

North Seattle College is a progressive educational resource, actively engaged with its community, and known for innovation and responsiveness.

Our Values

In promoting continuous learning and growth, we practice:

  • • Caring
  • • Collaboration
  • • Diversity
  • • Innovation
  • • Integrity
  • • Quality


Our Core Themes

All that we do is focused on three Core Themes.

  • • Advancing Student Success
  • • Excelling in Teaching and Learning
  • • Building a Sustainable Community


Essential Learning Outcomes

North Seattle College serves a diverse student population with a wide variety of educational backgrounds and goals. As a learning community, we foster and promote the following outcomes:

Inquiry based on information accessed through ethical research

Problem Solving using critical and creative thinking, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, information literacy, and disciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge.

Communication in oral, written, and artistic modes of expression, individually and in collaboration with others

Responsibility for understanding and integrating intercultural competence, practicing ethical reasoning and conduct, applying sustainability principles, and demonstrating respect for self and others.  


Accreditation

North Seattle College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation documents including self-study reports, evaluation team reports, and annual updates can be found on this webpage.