The mission of the College of the Marshall Islands is to provide quality, student-centered educational services to Marshallese people who desire access to a post-secondary education.
As a community college we provide access to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and help them acquire the skills necessary to succeed in higher education, work, and in life.
As part of the larger Pacific community we provide selective higher education programming to regional audiences.
As the national college of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the College serves as a research and intellectual resource to the nation and prepares students in our island nation to succeed in a global community.
The College of the Marshall Islands will be a model community college for the Pacific Island region.
The four major components of the Vision are that the College of the Marshall Islands will:
- be a source of national hope and pride;
- provide tailored, quality, educational opportunities;
- provide a window on the global community;
- serve as a center for research and inquiry for national advancement. (Adopted 2007)
Balance (Jokkun wot juon)
CMI works to help its students and employees lead balanced lives, by teaching how to possess physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.
Communication (Kenono ippen doon im bok an doon lemnak)
CMI expects its students and employees to respectfully share ideas with others, regardless of difference in opinions or viewpoints. These are the traits of good communication, which are critical for learning, teamwork, and success for individuals and the College.
Excellence (Jimwe, Jejjot im Wanik)
CMI expects its students and employees to work toward superiority and strive for the best. When we finish a task, we should ask ourselves, “Have I done everything possible to
make this the best that I have ever done?” If I have not, then I have not finished the task.
Honor or High Character (Juon eo ewor lake im mool ippeir)
CMI acknowledges the importance of having students and employees of high honor and high character, which result from developing personal
integrity, a delicate quality that, once lost, is almost impossible to regain.
Lifelong Learning (Juon eo im ejjab bojrak an bukot jelalokjen)
CMI encourages its students and employees to develop a desire for education as a means of putting forth effort to reach goals. Lifelong learning should involve seeking and undertaking professional development opportunities, obtaining knowledge of other cultures, and becoming a well-rounded person.
CMI expects its employees to be respectful and tolerant of others. We are all members of the community of the Earth.
Creativity: (Jella ejjak lomnak im jerbal ko remman)
CMI fosters students’ and employees’ ability to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, and interpretations and to make imaginative use of limited resources. To dream is to advance.
Self-worth: (Juon eo elon bok lekot ibben)
CMI is an organization that supports students’ and employees’ development of self-worth, encouraging them to protect themselves from abuse by others and helping them
believe in their ability to tackle challenges head-on.
Stewardship: (Juon eo ej bok konan ilo jukjuk in ber eo)
CMI students and employees are expected to realize the importance of being active, productive members of society who work to give back to the social, civic, environmental, and cultural realms of the world around them.
Truth seeking: (Bukot mool)
CMI seeks to develop students and employees who desire and are determined to search for what is true. Truth seeking is the ultimate purpose of learning.