Mission & Vision


Butler Community College exists to develop responsible, involved lifelong learners and to contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves.


Butler will be the Learning College of Choice for the Region, engaging students and other stakeholders in exceptional instructional programs and services that directly relate to their needs and prepare them for success.

Strategic Priorities

To serve as the Learning College of Choice for the Region, Butler will focus its efforts upon the following strategic priorities.

Support Students and their Success
•    Maximize equitable access for students
•    Improve student outcomes including retention, persistence and completion of student goals
•    Increase overall enrollment

Advance Communities and Partnerships
•    Provide “return on investment” for student and taxpayer resources committed to the college
•    Strengthen partnerships with business and industry, advisory committees, and stakeholders to support economic and workforce development

Enhance Employee Success and Excellence
•    Attract and retain the best employees
•    Promote internal and external opportunities for professional development and educational advancement
•    Enhance staffing and capacity levels

Drive Institutional Sustainability and Growth
•    Strengthen instruction and programming through collaborative partnerships, continuous capital equipment, faculty excellence and technology improvements
•    Strengthen internal and external partnerships to develop new funding sources
•    Increase fund reserves to support future financing of strategic priorities and innovations
•    Ensure institutional accountability and compliance

Champion Excellence in Innovation
•    Develop increased student centered approaches to learning
•    Enhance digital literacy and fluency for students and staff
•    Strengthen competency based education (CPL, Military credit, apprenticeships, etc)

Inspire Values of Equity and Access
•    Maximize a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizational environment by encouraging engagement, input, communication and respect toward others’ ideas and experiences
•    Establish and/or strengthen partnerships with organizations that provide services and support underrepresented populations in support of student access and success
•    Close the achievement gap of underrepresented populations
•    Enhance recruiting and hiring practices to support a diverse workforce

Timeless Institutional Values





PACT - College Learning Outcomes

The nationally recognized Butler Learning PACT is the instructional approach which Butler, as a Learning College, uses to facilitate the preparation of students to function as principled, productive individuals who are responsible, involved lifelong learners. The Learning PACT promotes a group of skills and knowledge that learners develop during their Butler experience. These Learning PACT skills and knowledge are vital for any adult to function successfully in the ever changing world of the 21st century. A learning outcome is a body of knowledge or a set of skills which a student masters through doing coursework. If the student masters that learning outcome through the coursework then he/she is equipped to make use of that body of knowledge or set of skills in the future. The Learning PACT is the list of the college wide learning outcomes which are the foundation for General Education at Butler. A faculty-driven process which used input from all segments of Butler stakeholders and a wide array of other American community college personnel and members of the regional and national business world formulated the list of Learning PACT skills. The Learning PACT is integrated throughout all of the college's academic and student life programs in coursework, co-curricular activities, and all other learning opportunities.

The Learning PACT skills fall into four categories:

P = Personal Development Skills
(personal management, interpersonal interaction)

A = Analytical Thinking Skills
(critical thinking, problem solving)

C = Communication Skills
(creation and delivery of messages, reception and interpretation of messages)

T = Technological Skills
(general computer use, discipline-specific technology)