Board Policy C-102.00
Ends Policy


Our individual and collective efforts create the legacy of NMC. In order to achieve our mission, we are individually committed and responsible to live these values:

Learning:  We are life-long learners; learning is foundational to a thriving community and is at the center of all we do.

Integrity:  We act with the highest degree of ethics, personal responsibility, fairness, and openness ensuring that we match our actions with our words. 

Collaboration:  We embrace co-creative solutions and celebrate the joy of working together, empowering each other and nurturing community partnerships for the benefit of our learners. 

Respect:  We demonstrate mutual regard and appreciation for one another to assure a culture of trust.

Inclusion: We foster belonging and build organizational capacity that celebrates diversity and promotes equity.

Innovation:  We are agile, imaginative, and forward-thinking, taking risks to meet future needs of the college and our communities.

Stewardship:  We practice stewardship by investing responsibly in the human, physical, financial, and environmental resources entrusted to our care.

Excellence:  We commit to the highest standards of quality and service, and to exceeding the expectations of our learners and communities through continuous improvement.

If any provision(s) of this policy or set of bylaws conflicts with laws applicable to Northwestern Michigan College, including the Community College Act of 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, or the Open Meetings Act, as each may be amended from time to time, such laws shall control and supersede such provision(s).

Adopted by the Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees November 23, 1998
Replaces C-102.00, adopted August 28, 1995
Revised March 26, 2007
Revised November 22, 2010
Reviewed without changes December 21, 2015
Revised December 20, 2021
Revised January 24, 2022