Belmont College is a dynamic organization which is sensitive and responsive to the
changing educational needs of individual learners and stakeholders. The environment
for learning at Belmont College is a liberating, motivating force that empowers
students, employees, and external stakeholders to be in mutual partnership in the
learning process and to strive for excellence in attaining teaching and learning
goals. The environment fosters lifelong personal and professional growth with a
commitment to the intellectual, physical, emotional, and cultural development of
students, employees, and community.
Learning is an active, participatory process. It transcends time and space as individuals
learn differently and have preferred learning styles. Faculty, staff, and students
share responsibility for learning and adapting to diverse teaching and learning
styles. Learning involves a mutual relationship among faculty and students. Faculty
are caring, competent, and knowledgeable in the relationship, and students are responsible
for full engagement in the relationship in order to become motivated, confident,
and competent. An institutional culture of self-reflection and evaluation, team
building, positive and constructive reinforcement, and accountability supports the
Belmont College is a learning-centered organization. Core learning competencies
include analytical, critical/creative thinking; communication skills; active learning;
and personal responsibility. All are paramount for student success. The use
of technology is an integral part of supporting and enhancing the learning process.
Positive role modeling, respect, and a community characterized by a systems approach
to learning and problem-solving are the hallmarks of the Belmont College learning
community. Belmont College creates substantive change in individual learners.
Belmont College is a student-centered organization. The primary purpose of academic
support services is to assist students in meeting their educational goals. College
departments and functional units are aligned and coordinated to support teaching
and learning. Employees are professional, accessible, and helpful.
Accountability for learning is shared by students, stakeholders, and employees.
Best practices are actively and continually adopted. Outcome competencies for each
program and department are the backbone of the Belmont College continuous feedback
loop, which allows an ongoing, systematic, college-wide assessment of student achievement
and institutional best practices.