The NIACC Strategic Planning process included an integrated approach utilizing the AQIP 9 Categories and the 5 HLC Criteria for Accreditation, as well as Iowa Department of Ed criteria, community, faculty, and staff input. This integration of AQIP and the 5 Criteria ensures that the Strategic plan is supported by the accreditation process and provides continuity between NIACC’s Strategic goals and the Higher Learning Commissions’ expectations.
As AQIP is an integral part of the strategic plan, the AQIP Quality Council (AQC) had been charged with assisting in the plans’ development and continues to assist with its implementation.
Our Mission: To Enrich Lives
North Iowa Area Community College enriches lives through comprehensive educational opportunities, a commitment to learner success, community engagement, and leadership.
Our Vision: To Transform Our Region
North Iowa Area Community College will transform our region into a center of opportunity by creating high-quality learning experiences, providing exceptional services, and forging collaborative partnerships that prepare students, businesses, and communities for success in a diverse, global society.
Our Core Values
- Educational Excellence
- Learner Success
- Community Engagement
- Continuous Improvement
- Collaborative Leadership
Our Strategic Priorities
Increase Student Success and Enrollment
Increase student success and enrollment by offering quality and relevant educational experiences, proactive student support systems, and academic and non-academic opportunities that are both dynamic and diverse.
Improve Student and Stakeholder Experiences
Improve student and stakeholder experiences by providing an environment that is accessible, inclusive, supportive, engaging, and safe for all.
Elevate Organizational Excellence
Elevate organizational excellence through the strategic use of resources and by creating an inspiring and engaging culture for all employees.
Forge and Support Strong Partnerships
Forge and support strong partnerships with schools, businesses, and communities by developing tailored services and programs designed to respond to the educational, workforce, and economic needs of today and tomorrow.
Enhance teaching by supporting faculty development informed by best practice, focused on promoting innovation and implementing effective instructional and assessment techniques.