Board Policy D-200.00
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Enrichment


NMC shall provide lifelong learning opportunities to regional residents by offering quality educational opportunities for all ages. Programs shall be designed to be flexible, convenient, and responsive to the needs of the community. Moreover, NMC is committed to enriching and broadening the knowledge base and cultural life of the community. It shall so by offering a wide range of programs and curricula that emphasize continuing education, skill enhancement, professional development, and cultural and personal enrichment. The enrichment criteria shall measure how effectively NMC performs in responding to the community's learning needs in those areas.

The President shall exercise and promote innovative and creative leadership in pursuit of enrichment at Northwestern Michigan College.  In so doing the President is hereby granted full authority and autonomy by the Board of Trustees to utilize College resources to that end in any manner deemed appropriate, so long as the President exercises prudent judgment, ethical and lawful behavior, and reasonable interpretation of this policy.  The President shall ensure that appropriate academic freedom and artistic freedom of expression are maintained.

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 December 18, 2006
Reviewed with no changes October 23, 2017
Revised November 21, 2022