CEI Core Themes

Mission Statement

To provide open access to affordable, quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community.

Core Themes

Work and Life

Learning for Work and Life
CEI is a place of learning where students prepare for transfer, careers, and effective citizenship. The college embraces active learning, and provides instruction that is not only academically rigorous, but tailored to the needs of the student and the community. Learning for work and life takes place in all areas of campus through transfer degrees, career-technical education, college and career readiness, and workforce training.

Student Centered

CEI faculty and staff throughout the college are committed to students and their success. Well-functioning student support areas are critical to our students' success because they help model outstanding professional behaviors, and they provide comprehensive student support from first contact through degree and/or employment.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement
CEI's focus on community is evident in a safe and inviting campus, which fosters communication, professional growth and adult enrichment through broad, collaborative relationships within academic and employer communities throughout the region.

Mission Definitions

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect is an award that recognizes individuals or groups that show commitment and execution of CEI's core themes.  The core themes help inform the mission of the college and are important pieces to the direction of the college.  Each term, CEI selects a core theme focus.  The focus rotates through the three core themes as follows:

To Nominate
Individuals and groups are nominated by anyone who has seen or worked with them and witnessed the behavior that demonstrates the core theme. The nominations are collected on a per term basis and in regard to the chosen core theme focus.  To nominate someone, use this link to fill out the form and submit: 


Evaluation Process
All submissions must be received via the electronic form before the deadline:

All submissions are reviewed by the accreditation committee for the selection of the recipient of the award.  The award is presented at each fall and spring in-service, and the new focus is announced.

College of Eastern Idaho
1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
(208) 524-3000