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Mission, Values, Goals

Mission

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute prepares our culturally diverse Native American students as life-long learners through partnerships with tribes, employers and other organizations. We establish a strong educational foundation for student success.

Vision

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute aspires to be an intellectual asset to Indian country that is highly effective and puts students’ success first.

Goals

  • Goal I: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute will improve student success, guided by an institutional culture of evidence.

  • Goal II: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute will expand its role in tribal nation-building by better understanding and responding to the educational and workforce needs of tribes, and to better support the sustainability of tribes’ fundamental needs (e.g., food, water, healthcare and energy).

  • Goal III: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute will modernize its facilities and technologies to better support student learning.

  • Goal IV: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute will improve its college operations to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Goal V: The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute will position itself within the community of tribal colleges, and among all community colleges, nationally.

Value Statements

As a national Indian Community College, SIPI will adhere to the following values within its structure, policies and practices:

Values:

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute:

  • Values integrity and accountability.
  • Values respect for self.
  • Values respect for diverse cultures.
  • Values its sense of community.
  • Values the importance of data in supporting decisions.
  • Values open and honest communication.
  • Honors indigenous culture, language, and self-determination.
  • Is a mission-driven institution