The mission of Eastfield College is to provide excellence in teaching and learning.
Eastfield College is a comprehensive community college founded by the Dallas County Community College District in 1970. The college anticipates and responds to the educational needs of students and employers by providing four types of programs: academic credit-transfer, college-readiness, technical-occupational, and non-credit continuing education. Eastfield delivers educational services at its main campus in Mesquite, at a community campus in the Pleasant Grove area of Dallas, at selected community locations, and through distance learning.
Eastfield College embraces an environment that reflects, respects, and celebrates diversity. The college offers an educational experience that emphasizes critical thinking, decision-making, reflection, and creativity. It is committed to being accessible, adaptable, and accountable to students, the community, and other stakeholders.
This mission is carried out in a culture that values integrity, scholarship, success, honesty, person-centeredness, stewardship, innovation, responsibility, fairness, collaboration, diversity, and joy.
To accomplish this mission, Eastfield College has identified the following strategic goals:
We believe in being honest and ethical and in doing what we say we will do.
We believe in rigorous inquiry through research, analysis, and critical thinking for decision making and problem solving.
We believe that a quality education, planning and hard work enable people to achieve their goals.
We speak and act truthfully without hidden agenda.
We believe in the dignity and worth of the individual regardless of status or role.
We value and encourage responsible use of our resources.
We believe in an environment that fosters creativity for our words and actions.
We are accountable for our words and actions.
We believe in just and equitable treatment for all.
We believe we work best when we work together.
We welcome intellectual, cultural, and ethnic differences.
We embrace a pleasant, joyful college environment.
Approved by Dallas County Community College District Board on 2/7/2012.