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    Butler County Community College
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mission, Vision, Goals


BC3 is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible education, training and enrichment opportunities responsive to the needs of the communities we serve. The College is committed to fostering a supportive, student-centered environment that values integrity, diversity and excellence.

Vision

BC3 will become a regional institution of higher learning.

The College will be recognized for:

  • Excellence in teaching and learning,
  • Affordable, responsive and innovative programs,
  • Leadership in workforce development, lifelong learning and public safety,
  • Improving the quality of life for the communities we serve.

 

Goals

Student Success

Comprehensive support services that will enable students to achieve academic success.

Learning

Effective academic innovations that will engage diverse learners as partners in the teaching and learning process through pedagogy and assessment that advance student success.

Employee Development

Professional development opportunities that will promote the welfare of employees.

Physical Environment

Providing a safe, secure, accessible and pleasant campus environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors while on BC3 campuses.

Fiscal Responsibility

Practical business solutions that demonstrate fiscal responsibility.

Communication

Timely and transparent communication, as needed, for internal and external audiences.

Continuous Improvement

Regular evaluation and improvement of services.

Community Services

Responsive programs to support community needs for workforce development, lifelong learning, and public safety.

 

Nondiscrimination Policy

Butler County Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity in admissions and treatment of students, in educational programs for students, in employment opportunities and in governance of the College, without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age, or sex.

The College shall take affirmative action to ensure (1) that it does not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment or another person because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age or sex; (2) that it does not subject students to unlawful discrimination in the admission process, take any action, direct or indirect, to segregate students in a classroom or course, or subject students to different or separate treatment in, nor restrict the enjoyment by a student of, a service, facility, activity or program at the College on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age or sex; and (3) that it does not discriminate in the employment of administrators on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, handicap or disability, age or sex and that its governance structure includes diverse membership broadly representative of the public interest as may be required by law or regulation.

There shall be no retaliation against any applicant, employee, or student for filing a harassment or discrimination complaint, or assisting, testifying, or participating in the investigation of such a complaint. Any applicant, employee, or student reporting sexual or other harassment or discrimination will also be protected from reprisals or retaliation by the College, any supervisors, and/or co-workers as a result of such complaint(s).

The College is committed to be in compliance with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (43 P. S. §§ 951-962.2) and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act (24 P.S. § § 5001-5009). Employment and educational opportunities at Butler County Community College are available to all as required by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and all applicable laws and regulations.

For information regarding equal education and employment opportunity including services, activities and facilities that are usable and accessible to disabled persons, contact the Director of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer, Butler County Community College by telephone at (724) 287-8711, Ext. 8353, or in writing at P. O. Box 1203, Butler, PA 16003-1203. If an applicant, employee, or student is physically or mentally disabled, he/she may request accommodations, academic adjustments, or auxiliary aids or services. Information on the College’s services for disabled students may be obtained from the Academic Counselor and Disabilities Coordinator at Ext. 8327. Employees or applicants should contact the Director of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer at Ext. 8353 for more information.

For information regarding the College’s Grievance Procedure, visit our website or contact the Director of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Compliance Officer, Butler County Community College by telephone at Ext. 8353 or in writing at the above address.