The New Community College was established to improve student learning, retention and graduation rates. To achieve its mission, the college has adopted the following institutional goals:
- To maintain student learning as the primary driver for all decisions made throughout the institution.
- To develop and refine a model of community college education that successfully integrates developmental and credit-bearing coursework.
- To create innovative instructional and student support practices that are proactive, guided by inquiry and supported by research.
- To provide students with clearly defined pathways to degree completion, further education and entry to careers.
- To promote connections between college and the workplace by engaging partners from New York City business, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies; arranging experiential learning opportunities; and making use of the city as an extension of the classroom.
- To use ongoing assessment to inform student learning and professional development and to improve institutional practice.
- To equip students to use technology in their careers and throughout their lives.
- To recruit, support and retain a diverse faculty and staff committed to the mission o the college.
By pursuing these goals, the NCC will make a tangible and enduring contribution to New York City by:
- achieving a three-year graduation rate of 35%;
- increasing degree attainment among those least likely to persist in higher education;
- enabling graduates to become active participants in New York City’s workforce; and
- serving as a laboratory for research-based innovation in community college education.