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Goodwin College Overview

The mission of Goodwin College is to educate a culturally diverse student population in an environment that builds bridges between education, commerce and community. Our degree and certificate programs prepare students for professional careers while encouraging lifelong learning and promoting civic responsibility. The College offers certificates, associates and bachelor degrees. In the fall of 2013, over 3,000 students enrolled in our programs. The College also recently opened its Early Childhood Magnet School, the new home of our magnet high school, The Connecticut River Academy, and the new home of Pathways Academy of Technology and Design, a Hartford Public High School.

At Goodwin College, we believe that every student who graduates should possess certain abilities regardless of their academic program. We call these core abilities Institutional Outcomes. Upon graduation, Goodwin College students will: Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen field of study. Possess effective communication and analytical skills. Acquire the desire and skills necessary to engage in lifelong learning. Demonstrate civic responsibility.
Goodwin College, the first choice of students seeking a supportive and compassionate learning community that re-imagines traditional approaches to education.
The mission of Goodwin College is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing college community we challenge students, faculty, staff and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional and personal potential.
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Goodwin College’s Core Values are its deeply held beliefs that represent the College’s highest priorities and fundamental driving forces. They define our passion for what we do and how we choose to resonate with and appeal to students, employees and the greater Goodwin community.
Purpose: Goodwin College provides access to all who seek higher education. Our interaction and engagement with students is personal, sincere, respectful, and considerate of life circumstances that are the driving forces behind the need for change in a student’s life.
Academic Excellence: We are a dynamic academic institution with high expectations for all. We believe in preparing our students for lifelong learning through rigorous, career-based curricula, which promote critical thinking and personal growth and lead to strong employment outcomes. We focus on effective teaching as everyone’s responsibility and central to our endeavors.
Student Success : Students are the focus of our work at Goodwin College. We have the responsibility to create innovative learning environments and provide support services, which are nurturing, yet hold students accountable for their own success.
Service to Community: Our obligation and responsibility is to give back to individuals and the broader community. We encourage collaboration and seek out meaningful experiences for students, faculty, and staff.
Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and respectful of others, and we foster these traits in our students, faculty, and staff.
Opportunity: By embracing the sharing of diverse ideas, viewpoints, learning styles, and abilities, each individual enriches the College as a whole. Our system of shared governance offers an opportunity for the entire Goodwin community to have a voice in the continuous improvement of the College.
Navigators: We are Navigators! It is the responsibility of everyone at Goodwin College to guide ourselves, colleagues, and students through this shared transformational journey of personal and professional development.
East Hartford, CT
461 US Employees
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