Core Themes

Mission and core themes


Lane is the community's college: We provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success.

Core Themes

Lane's core themes manifest essential elements of the school's mission by reflecting the central identity of our institution. The Themes are also an essential and powerful tool that allows the college to accurately assess mission fulfilment.

The college recently completed an inclusive process to develop new core themes and their related objective and indicators that more accurately describe, align, and reflect its mission statement. Below is the abbreviated version of our Core Themes which does not include indicators and rationale. The full document can be found in this PDF, Core Themes, objectives, indicators and rationales.

Core Theme #1 - Responsive Community Engagement

As an engaged member of our community, Lane's programs, services, and activities serve the community's needs.

  • Objective 1: Lane offers comprehensive programs that support individual and community needs
  • Objective 2: Lane serves the intellectual and social needs of the community through non-academic programs and services

Core Theme #2 - Accessible and Equitable Learning Opportunities

Lane's policies, procedures, programs, and services facilitate open, fair, and just educational experiences.

  • Objective 1: Lane minimizes barriers and maximizes opportunities for diverse student populations

Core Theme #3 - Quality Educational Environment

Lane's quality educational environment embraces academic and instructional integrity, relevancy, rigor, innovation, and transparency.

  • Objective 1: Lane employs high-impact practices
  • Objective 2: Lane faculty and staff regularly engage in professional development
  • Objective 3: Lane's curricula are designed with intention to support discipline-level/ program-level, and college-level outcomes

Core Theme #4 - Individual Student Achievement

Lane's students advance on their academic paths and reach their educational goals.

  • Objective 1: Students progress toward their educational objectives
  • Objective 2: Students complete their educational goals

To learn about how the college developed these themes in winter through summer 2015, please see History page.