Core Expectations of Students In a Culture of High Aspirations and High Expectations at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

  • Demonstrate engagement with education by being prepared for class, arriving to class on time, by participating actively in classroom activities and displaying self-reliance in learning

  • Build community through interactions that demonstrate a passion for learning and a respect for diversity

  • Aspire to academic excellence by studying or practicing skills 2-3 hours for every hour of credit/week, proving ones mastery of the course components with integrity and honesty

  • Collaborate with fellow students and instructors by listening carefully, sharing ideas and respecting class times and deadlines

  • Inspire each other to set and reach short-term and long-term academic goals; evidence a commitment to set and reach such goals

  • Display intellectual curiosity, vision new ways of thinking and learning, and eagerly and respectfully discuss ideas and issues throughout the campus

  • Show commitment that honors the college community and contributes to its ongoing life, showing respect for and dedication to learning