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Mission, Vision, and Values

  • UCI Division of Continuing Education


We educate to empower and elevate.


Impactful education for all.


We light the way for learners.

To fulfill our mission, to achieve our re-envisioned goals, and to implement the strategic imperatives in our plan, DCE commits to being guided by transparency and light.

  • Learners at the Center

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    We put learners first by addressing their needs, supporting their experience, and investing in their success. We are committed to providing access to all learners.

  • Intentional Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

  • We strive to create and nurture a culture of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and belonging among our learners, instructors, collaborators, and team members.

  • Greatness

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    We uphold the highest standard of excellence in all that we do — including best-in-class academic instruction and instructors with deep professional experience. We embrace innovation, spotlighting leading-edge, accessible learning experiences and exceptional services for our learners and partners.

  • Heart

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    We lead with heart, compassion, and commitment to understand learners, the community, industry, and our schools on campus. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, we illuminate ideas to provide the most valuable learning experiences possible for our local and global communities, including UCI alumni.

  • Transparency & Integrity

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    We are committed to doing what is right — and being transparent about it — even when no one is watching.

Our Promise