NVC Touchstones

Our Commitment: We, the students, faculty, and staff of the Northwest Vista College community, are committed to making a difference through learning and through service. To that end, we are guided and inspired by a unifying set of touchstones:

We strive to create a quality learning environment in which each of us grows in effectiveness as a worker and a citizen while acquiring knowledge and understanding of self, community, and our cultural diversity.
We think beyond the usual parameters to engage in and support innovations that continually recreate our learning community as a model of excellence in higher education.
We strive to be a community in which all members are empowered to contribute as learners and leaders, practicing mutual respect and building mutual trust.
We engage in open and honest communications that create an atmosphere of trust and an openness to change for the benefit of students. 
We believe in caring - for ourselves, for each other, and for this place - and exhibit that caring through service to others.
We act with integrity, placing high ethical standards before personal gain and modeling that behavior for others.
We work together to make our shared vision a reality, recognizing that the whole we can create together is greater than the sum of its parts.
We value laughter and play that enriches our work and lives.
We value diversity, appreciating different ways of knowing and ways of living and recognizing that our diversity is a source of strength.