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English Division Mission Statement

Image of English Division Dean, Amy UlmerThe primary mission of the English Division is to provide a core curriculum for students to be successful in attaining their educational goals.   The Division's longstanding commitment to student excellence and success is exemplified in all five of its programs: The Writing Center, Literature, Reading, Composition, and Creative Writing .   The Division provides the core language curriculum for all certificate, degree, and transfer students at PCC and incorporates an appreciation and understanding of diversity in all of its five major programs.   In alignment with the college's mission statement, these Divisional programs are instrumental in assisting PCC's students in achieving success and furthering their scholarship at four-year colleges or universities, attaining professional and vocational careers, and/or pursuing activities of personal creative development.   The Division is also committed to providing equity for all student populations by addressing the many learning styles of students through various pedagogical approaches. Finally, through composition, reading, and literature, the Division works to develop and enhance the critical thinking skills of all students in English programs.

I hope you will take some time to explore our website and get to know more about what we can offer you. As the Division Dean, I am very proud of what we provide our students and our community, and I am committed to supporting the English programs, students, and faculty. Let us be a resource for you.