Vision Mission Core Values

Vision, Mission, core themes and Core Values

2015-16 through 2020-21


Transforming lives through learning


Lane is the community's college; we provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning‚Äźcentered educational opportunities that promote student success.

Core Themes

  • Responsive Community Engagement
  • Accessible and Equitable Learning Opportunities
  • Quality Educational Environment
  • Individual Student Achievement

Core Values


  • Working together to create a learning-centered environment
  • Recognizing and respecting the unique needs and potential of each learner
  • Fostering a culture of achievement in a caring community


  • Welcoming, valuing and promoting diversity among staff, students and our community
  • Cultivating a respectful, inclusive and accessible working and learning environment
  • Working effectively in different cultural contexts to serve the educational and linguistic needs of a diverse community
  • Developing capacity to understand issues of difference, power and privilege


  • Supporting creativity, experimentation, and institutional transformation
  • Responding to environmental, technological and demographic changes
  • Anticipating and responding to internal and external challenges in a timely manner
  • Acting courageously, deliberately and systematically in relation to change

Collaboration and Partnership

  • Promoting meaningful participation in governance
  • Encouraging and expanding partnerships with organizations and groups in our community


  • Fostering an environment of respect, fairness, honesty, and openness
  • Promoting responsible stewardship of resources and public trust


  • Strategically growing learning opportunities
  • Minimizing financial, geographical, environmental, social, linguistic and cultural barriers to learning


  • Integrating practices that support and improve the health of systems that sustain life
  • Providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that builds understanding of sustainable ecological, social, and economic systems, concern for environmental justice, and the competence to act on such knowledge
  • Equipping and encouraging all students and staff to participate actively in building a socially diverse, just, and sustainable society, while cultivating connections to local, regional, and global communities

-return to Lane's Strategic Plan