News Link - May 16, 2013


Summer Term Starts Monday – Welcome Students Back to Campus

The summer term starts Monday, so please be ready to welcome students back to campus and be prepared to help them navigate through the first week of classes. Registration for full-term classes continues through May 24.

CNM, APS Partner to Open Early College High School on Main Campus in Fall

CNM and Albuquerque Public Schools are teaming up to open a high school on CNM’s Main Campus this fall. The new school will provide students with a curriculum that focuses on dual credit opportunities, allowing students to graduate from high school with a CNM certificate, associate degree or enough college credits to enter a university as a junior. The school, which will be named soon, will operate in the S Building on Main Campus. Students will spend half of the day in high school classes taught by APS teachers, then spend the other half of the day in CNM college classes. CNM will offer students at the school with educational pathways that lead to high-quality jobs in the region. Families or students interested in learning more or how to enroll for the school can visit

Supervisor Academy Offered Through Workforce Training Center

The Workforce Training Center is offering a 12-module Supervisor Academy for CNM managers and supervisors on Fridays July 12-Sept. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The skills training will be held at the Workforce Training Center and will cost $415 with a CNM Employee Training Approval Form. Topics to be covered include Introduction to Supervision; Effective Communication; Change Management; Conflict Management; Team Building; Coaching, Feedback and Delegation; Delivering Powerful Performance Appraisals; Employment Law and Human Resources; Hiring Right; Problem Solving and Decision Making; Time and Stress Management; and Empowerment. To register contact the Workforce Training Center at 224-5200 or

Employee Training Department Offers Fundamentals of Supervision Training

The Employee Training Department is offering a 10-week “Fundamentals of Supervision” training opportunity, facilitated by faculty member Holly Hitzemann from May 31-Aug. 9. The workshop combines fundamentals of supervision with information specific to supervising at CNM. Participants will be introduced to CNM presenters on topics from planning and goal setting to supervising ethics and conflict resolution. The training will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Montoya Campus in J Building, Room 124. To register, go to the Employee Training website and click on the “Employee Training Registration Portal” link in the left column. For more information, email

Adult Basic Education Director Tom Pierce Receives Ph.D.

CNM’s Adult Basic Education Director Tom Pierce successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in the English Department at the University of New Mexico on May 10. His study is titled “Transitional College Writers and the Conversation on Error and Standardization Across the Curriculum.” It examines professional attitudes toward basic English and second language learners and their ability to produce standard written English. Tom started at CNM as a part-time instructor in the School of Adult & General Education in 2002 and has been a full-time employee since 2003.

Use Online Employee Directory for Updated Employee Contact Information While the Global Address List in Outlook Is Being Updated

Some employees have had their phone extensions changed recently as part of a major upgrade to the phone system at CNM. The most up-to-date source for employee contact information at this time is the online “Employee Directory,” which can be accessed at the bottom-middle of under the headline “Faculty & Staff.” The Global Address List in Outlook is in the process of being updated.

As part of the phone system project, staff members will be assigned one of three different types of phone extensions – a personal extension, a position extension or a function extension. Go to for more information about the types of extensions and for a list of frequently asked questions. Changes to faculty members’ phone numbers/extensions were part of an earlier phase of this project last year – no new changes will be made to faculty phone numbers or extensions. An update on which departments have been assigned new phone extensions so far will be provided in next week’s News Link.

New Employee Memorial Celebrated at Rededication Event

CNM President Kathie Winograd talked about the legacy of CNM employees during a rededication ceremony of the new employee memorial on May 8, when colleagues and family members of late CNM employees joined on the north lawn of the Main Campus Student Resource Center. Go to to read more and see pictures of the new memorial.

Level of Banner Access for Employees To Be Determined by Position Beginning July 1

Starting July 1, the level of access to CNM’s Banner system for individual employees will be based upon the classification that is assigned to each employee’s position. The level of Banner access assigned to each position will not affect an employee’s ability to perform the duties of their job. The new system will go into effect for most employees on July 1. This initiative has been led by CNM’s Role-Based Security Team and is designed to increase the security of information in Banner. If you have questions about this effort, call the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness at 224-3450 (ext. 4-3450).

For Your Information

New Technology Prepares for Any Device Beginning May 27
Beginning on May 27, no matter what kind of tablet or smartphone somebody uses to access, a new state-of-the-art technology called “responsive design” will provide visitors with a consistently sharp and proper presentation of that will improve accessibility. The original launch date was set for May 20, but the launch date was pushed back a week to avoid any disruptions on the first day of the summer term. This new technology for will also bring some other refinements to the look and feel of

New Online Investor Training Available for Employees
CNM is offering a new online training program that can help employees bolster their financial security through basic investing tips and valuable information on managing personal finance, retirement planning and more. The online training program is called “Investor Education in Your Workplace” and CNM was selected as a provider. The training program will last 10 weeks, from May 8-Aug. 16. Participants in this program have increased their financial knowledge by an average of 30-40 percent and improved financial behaviors by an average of 50-60 percent.

Here’s the timeline for the program:

  • Before May 17 you want to register and complete a short quiz on your financial knowledge and complete a survey on your investment behavior.
  • Between May 20-Aug. 2 you can complete the 10 online modules.
  • The average time to complete a module is between 30 minutes–1.5 hours.
  • You can access the training on any mobile device. 
  • You don’t need to complete an entire module in one session. Work and assessments are saved wherever you leave off. 
  • You will receive a Certificate of Achievement for completing each section with a 75 percent score or higher.
  • Aug. 5–16 – you will complete the same short quiz and survey that you completed at the start of the training.

For more information, email  

Students at Montoya Campus Offered a Meet-and-Greet with Tutors on May 30
Students at the Montoya Campus will have the opportunity to meet and greet tutors from the Assistance Centers for Education and find out about free tutoring at the campus on May 30 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the H Building Commons Area. There will be free coffee and cookies. For more information, call Shiva Hardee at 224-5524.

ERB Investment Committee Meeting Set for May 20
An Educational Retirement Board Investment Committee Meeting will be held May 23 at 10 a.m. at the ERB Albuquerque Offices, 6201 Uptown Boulevard, Suite 204. The final Investment Committee agenda will be available by 9 a.m. on Monday, May 20 and can be obtained by contacting Linda Kissko at 827-8030. The agenda will also be posted on the ERB website

University Village Hotel Offering CNM Employees, Students Discount on Rooms
University Village extended-stay hotel, located at 1901 University Blvd. SE, is offering a 10 percent discount to CNM students and employees. The rooms are available nightly, weekly and monthly. No lease is required. Students and faculty need to show proof of attendance/employment at CNM (class schedule or ID) in order to receive the discount. For more information, call the hotel at 400-1785.

2012-13 CNM Fact Book Now Available
The Institutional Research department has released the 2012-13 CNM Fact Book, your guide to a wide variety of CNM facts and figures related to enrollment, degrees and certificates, student demographics, the organizational chart, and much more. In addition, CNM Quick Facts for 2013 that include retention and course success rates are also available.

Parking Permits for Summer Term on Sale
Obtaining parking permits for the summer term will be done through an online process in myCNM. Paid parking permits will cost $43. After going through the online process, you can pay for the permit online or pay at the Cashier’s Office. The permits must be picked up at the Cashier’s Office whether you pay online or at the Cashier’s Office. Individuals picking up permits at the Cashier’s Office must show their driver’s license and CNM ID. Those who have the cost of a paid parking permit automatically deducted from your paycheck do not have to go through the online process. .

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