Governing Board Handbook - Section VI, Student Concerns
Official publications shall be issued annually listing all programs offered by CNM and all policies and procedures governing attendance at the College. The publications shall include, but not be limited to, full- and part-time instructional programs, admission policies, registration procedures, tuition and fees, standards of progress, academic probation and suspension, grade appeal, attendance policies, graduation policies, financial aid, student services, rules governing campus conduct, and appeal procedures for suspension/dismissal.
Because persons who are unemployed, unemployable, or underemployed are among the persons in the community least able to make additional payments for educational programs, it is the policy of the Governing Board to make its educational offerings available at the lowest possible cost to the student.
A. The Governing Board annually shall set tuition rates based on residency status as follows:
1. New Mexico Resident Residing Inside the CNM District
2. New Mexico Resident Residing Outside the CNM District
3. Non-New Mexico Resident
B. Determination of Resident/Nonresident Status.
1. The College shall follow the regulations of the New Mexico Higher Education Department in determining if a person is a resident or nonresident of New Mexico for tuition purposes.
2. In accordance with New Mexico Higher Education Department regulations, during the summer term the College will charge all nonresident students the same tuition rates charged to New Mexico residents residing outside the CNM district.
3. In accordance with New Mexico Higher Education Department regulations, during the fall and spring terms the College will charge all nonresident students enrolled in six (6) credit hours or fewer the same tuition rates charged to New Mexico residents residing outside the CNM district.
1. Fees collected from the student and applied to the operating costs of the College shall be set annually by the Governing Board.
2. Distance learning fees shall be set annually by the Governing Board.
The President and administrative staff shall develop appropriate procedures to be followed in placing students on scholastic probation and suspension. The procedures shall be published in an official CNM publication.
The President and administrative staff shall develop appropriate procedures, including an appeal process, to be followed in suspending or dismissing students for substance abuse or disruptive behavior. The procedures shall be included in an official CNM publication.
The Governing Board shall adopt a policy and the President and administrative staff shall develop procedures to cover student(s) called to active military duty with the New Mexico National Guard and/or Reserves.
School records pertaining to an individual student may be used only for the promotion or welfare of the student. The examination of documents contained in a student record or release of information contained in a student record shall be in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and as it may be amended. The administration shall maintain a current enumeration of official procedures for these purposes, incorporating all provisions of the Act and regulations pertaining thereto.
A balanced program of student activities appropriate to the various needs of students served will be provided to supplement the formal courses of study.