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Our mission is to make available to all residents of the District excellent introductory, college-level instruction in reading, composition, literature, and language study; to support those offerings with effective remedial instruction at a variety of levels; to monitor and administer an effective system of English placement; to promote understanding and appreciation of literature and language in the College and in the community at large; to keep English instruction up to date by developing and promoting worthwhile staff development among the Department's instructors; to promote a healthy and creative work environment and promote that in our students.