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Pacific Oaks College    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum 
    
 
  Jun 21, 2021
 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

Mission Statement


Mission Statement

Grounded in its social justice heritage, Pacific Oaks College prepares students to be culturally intelligent agents of change serving diverse communities in the fields of human development, education, and related family studies.

Vision

The vision of Pacific Oaks College is to provide quality education to adult learners while maintaining its core values.

Core Values

Central to the Quaker tradition and history of Pacific Oaks is the value we place on the individual. This translates into the core values we live by at Pacific Oaks.

Inclusion

In accordance with our mission, our consistent commitment to participatory decision making reliably brings input from multiple perspectives across the entire Pacific Oaks Community.

Respect

We respect and value the unique experiences and cultures of each individual. We strive to create a community that is collegial and challenging, and one in which all engage authentically and effectively in the teaching and learning process.

Diversity

We value and promote the diversity of our work force. In our Quaker tradition, we actively seek out diversity in our students and employees.

Social Justice

We strive to ensure and to teach the principles of equal opportunity and fairness for all and to recognize the ways in which theories, practices, and institutions can be biased and oppressive.

Institutional Learning Objectives

Regardless of program or degree level, our goal is that every Pacific Oaks graduate:

  • Is able to engage authentically and effectively with widely diverse populations in a global environment;
  • Combines professional knowledge with a respect for the unique values and experiences of the individuals and communities with whom they work to solve problems;
  • Improves the profession through actions that advocate for social equity and serve the changing needs of diverse communities.


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