MISSION AND PURPOSE
The mission of the Morrison Institute of Technology is to provide for those technology oriented students in the Midwest and surrounding areas desiring to achieve an education in the fields of engineering technology and allied programs. The college will be predominately an undergraduate institution, which will provide educational experiences that will (a) prepare the student to function successfully in his/her personal life and chosen career, with special emphasis on communication and other skills basic to general education, (b) provide an academic foundation on which the student may continue a lifelong learning process on a formal or informal basis, and (c) prepare the student to assume a productive and contributing role as a citizen, locally, nationally, and worldwide.
ACCREDITATION AND APPROVALS
The college is authorized to operate and grant degrees in the state of Illinois under the applicable state statutes administered by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commissions (ETAC) of ABET, Baltimore, MD. Additionally, the Design Drafting CAD program at Morrison Institute of Technology is certified by the American Drafting Design Association at the design/drafter level. The college is also accredited by the Council on Occupational Education COE. The State of Illinois, Department of Veterans Affairs, and State Approving Agency, has approved Morrison Institute of Technology for veteran’s training under Chapter 36 of Title #38, U.S. Code. The Division of Rehabilitation services (DORS) and the Workforce Investment Act, WIA, (formerly JTPA) both refer clients to the college for training. The college is listed in the Educational Directory, U.S. Department of Education, as a legally authorized institution of higher learning, allowing qualified students to participate in a number of federally funded student financial aid and grant programs. There are also scholarship and special loan programs available to qualified students. The college is also a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), thus extending educational opportunities to service personnel while on active duty. The college is also a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Morrison Institute of Technology is a member of the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), which means that the college recognizes appropriate credits earned by servicemen in military schools or college extension programs while serving their country. Also, Morrison participates in the Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAp) sponsored by the Army Recruiting Command. In this program, a person can enroll at Morrison at the same time that he or she enlists in the military or while he or she is currently serving. In this way, the student is guaranteed a place when his or her hitch is completed with tuition and fees being paid for from Montgomery G.I. Bill education benefits.
The college maintains small class sizes to provide students with more individualized instruction. Maximum multi-media lectures will not exceed sixty students. Remaining lecture courses have a maximum of forty students. Typically, many lectures are well under the maximum levels.
The college maintains policies, rules and regulations that all students are expected and required to adhere to. The college has a very low tolerance when it comes to infractions of these policies, rules and regulations in order to continue to provide the safe environment that former students enjoyed. Those students or those people from outside the college, which violate such, will be dealt with in a fair and just manner.
The college publishes on an annual basis a Campus Security Report.