AD(LEGAL) - EDUCATIONAL ROLE, MISSION, PURPOSE, AND RESPONSIBILITY

Role and Mission

Purpose

  1. Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates.
  2. Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations.
  3. Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences.
  4. Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading.
  5. Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students.
  6. A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals.
  7. Work force development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs.
  8. Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults.
  9. Such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas.

Education Code 130.003(e)

19 TAC 9.53–.54

Institutional Responsibility

  1. Transmit culture through general education.
  2. Extend knowledge.
  3. Teach and train students for professions.
  4. Provide for scientific, engineering, medical, and other academic research.
  5. Protect intellectual exploration and academic freedom.
  6. Strive for intellectual excellence.
  7. Provide educational opportunity for all who can benefit from postsecondary education and training.
  8. Provide continuing education opportunities.

Education Code 51.354

Vernon College

AD(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 30

DATE ISSUED: 3/27/2015