Mission Statement

Our Mission

Southeastern Illinois College promotes quality, accessible, and accountable learning that is responsive to student and community needs.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide excellent educational and service-focused leadership for our region to inspire personal growth, cultivate community connections, and prepare for a transforming 21st century society.

Our Values 
  • Integrity
  • Student-focused
  • Inclusion
  • Compassion

Institutional Priorities

Teaching and Learning
We prioritize a commitment to life-long learning by providing quality learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom for students, faculty, staff and community.

Service to the Community
We prioritize the needs of our community by actively collaborating with stakeholders to promote economic growth, workforce development, and community enrichment.

We prioritize availability to our stakeholders by creating an inclusive, equitable environment that fosters the educational and social well-being of all.

We prioritize sound stewardship by ensuring our actions faithfully serve the best interests of our students and community.

General Education Goals


  • Demonstrate proficiency in the written and verbal use of English
  • Demonstrate proficiency in organization and analysis when writing, speaking and listening
  • Demonstrate proficiency and integrity regarding the basic methods and skills of contemporary academic research and reporting

Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major areas of the diverse, aesthetic expressions and forms of disciplines such as music, literature, creative writing, cinema, theatre, and art
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of learning about diverse aesthetic, creative, and artistic activities of the humanities.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Develop insights into personal behavior and one’s relationship with a diverse society in its past, present, and future
  • Develop a basic understanding of the cultural, geopolitical and socioeconomic forces and their impact on society Mathematics
  • Use appropriate mathematical symbols, terminology, and techniques to solve practical applications
  • Perform complex and theoretical calculations

Physical and Life Sciences

  • Demonstrate knowledge about the fundamental laws governing living systems, the fundamental laws governing composition of matter, and the fundamental laws of nature
  • Gain an understanding of laws that describe energy changes and how they influence changes in nature, living systems, and matter
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the orderliness of nature as well as develop the ability to evaluate the effects of science and technology on their lives

Career and Technical Education Goals

  • Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management
  • Utilize technology to enhance productivity
  • Apply academic and technical skills in the workforce
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to solve problems
  • Incorporate new and emerging foundation skills needed to perform tasks proficient
Institutional Goals
  1. Provide a general education program that creates a foundation for further study and enlightened citizenship.
  2. Empower students to achieve their educational goals, enabling them to successfully live and work in a culturally diverse global society.
  3. Provide students access to quality transferable courses and programs.
  4. Prepare students to succeed in a highly competitive workforce through career and technical education.
  5. Provide opportunities in developmental and adult basic/secondary education.
  6. Enhance learning by integrating educational opportunities in and out of the classroom.
  7. Utilize existing and emerging technologies to equip students, enhance learning and provide services.
  8. Sponsor award-winning, competitive, and service-oriented activities.
  9. Offer lifelong learning opportunities to explore potentials, abilities, and interests.
  10. Enrich and enhance the community through cultural and general interest events.
  11. Provide resources, training and leadership for economic development of business and industry.
  12. Provide a wide range of student and administrative services to support achievement of student learning and personal development.
  13. Create a culture where assessment of student learning outcomes and college services are valued and used across the institution.
  14. Responsibly manage the resources entrusted to the college on behalf of the community college district.
  15. Establish and maintain mutually beneficial educational, corporate and community partnerships.