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Mission and Vision

The City College Council for Inclusive Excellence

Mission and Vision

Approved November 10, 2011


The vision of the City College Council for Inclusive Excellence is a City College of New York where the administration, faculty, and staff engage cooperatively in striving toward excellence of achievement and fairness of treatment for every member of the college community. The Council further envisions a City College that celebrates the reflection among its students, faculty, and staff of the full array of diversity found in New York City and strives to be inclusive of this diversity in fulfilling the College's mission.


The City College Council for Inclusive Excellence serves to enhance the City College of New York's ability to incorporate the full diversity of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences of faculty, staff, and students in realizing the goal of an inclusive community that values excellence in scholarship, creative arts, teaching and learning, and student development. To accomplish this, the Council analyzes current trends and concerns related to inclusion in all areas of the College and, based on these analyses, provides need-based recommendations to the President that promote inclusive excellence. These recommendations focus on encouraging inclusiveness in hiring; fairness in faculty retention, tenure, and promotion; and provision of equal opportunity for all faculty and staff to rise, on their merits, to leadership positions. The Council also makes recommendations that promote an understanding of how inclusion and participation of the diverse groups within the College community fosters excellence. It further works to encourage a culturally rich and cohesive environment that nourishes student retention and academic success.