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News Link – May 10, 2012


You May Experience Login Issues for Blackboard, Library Resources, CMS Through Friday

Due to a major ITS project related to moving all student email to a new student email environment, users of Blackboard, the website content management system and online library resources may experience intermittent login issues when trying to access these services through Friday, May 11. If you experience login problems, log on to myCNM , which should restore your login credentials, then log on to the desired resource (Blackboard, the CMS or library services). If you continue to experience problems, or if you have questions, contact the ITS Service Desk at or 224-4357.

my CNM Email Being Phased Out – All Employee Email in my CNM Moved to Outlook

The my CNM email system is in the process of being eliminated from use at CNM. Because of the upcoming discontinuance of the my CNM email service, all CNM employee my CNM email has been transferred to the Microsoft Exchange (Outlook) environment, the official email system for CNM employees.

Some employees have used my CNM as their primary email service. If you had been using my CNM email, please note that your email address, username and password are the same in the Microsoft Outlook environment. But you can no longer access email from the my CNM environment.

Accessing your email in Outlook:

  • From an offsite location, you can access your Microsoft Outlook email account by going to the front page of — click on the “Faculty & Staff Resources” link in the left-hand column of the front page, then click on the “Employee Email” link. You will then use your regular CNM username and password to access your email through Microsoft Outlook.
  • Or, you can bookmark the following Web address for your Microsoft Outlook account — .
  • If you are on the CNM network on a CNM computer, you can also access Microsoft Outlook by clicking on the Microsoft Outlook icon on your desktop.

If emails are sent to your my CNM account on or after May 5, they will automatically be forwarded to your Microsoft Outlook account. If you have the auto-forward option set in your my CNM account, directing your incoming emails to a non-CNM account, this option will not carry over to the Outlook environment.

CNM is eliminating the my CNM email environment because it is becoming outdated and unreliable. Only the email component of my CNM is being discontinued – the rest of the functions in my CNM will remain the same.

CNM student email accounts will be moved from the my CNM email environment to a new email system in mid-June.

If you have questions related to this email transfer from my CNM to Microsoft Outlook, please contact the ITS Service Desk at or at 224-4357.

New CNM Fact Book Now Available

The Institutional Research Department has released the 2011-12 CNM Fact Book, your guide to a wide variety of CNM facts and figures related to enrollment, degrees and certificates awarded, student demographics, organizational chart, and much more. The new Fact Book, as well as new CNM Quick Facts that include retention and course success rates, are available on the Institutional Research website by clicking here .

Governing Board Approves Associate Degrees in Chemistry, Nutrition

At the May 9 CNM Governing Board meeting, the Board approved two new discipline-specific associate degrees — an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry and an Associate of Science Degree in Nutrition — that are designed to provide students with a clear pathway for transferring to the University of New Mexico and other four-year universities around the state. The creation of these degrees will also help CNM identify students interested in these fields earlier, which allows the college to provide more support and assistance as students progress through the programs. Last year, CNM created Associate of Arts Degrees in Anthropology, Communication, English, History, Political Science and Sociology that provide smooth transfer pathways to UNM and other state universities.

Some Westside Staff Relocating for Summer, Fall Terms

Due to upcoming renovation projects in the Michael J. Glennon Building at Westside Campus, some departments and staff members have relocated for the summer and fall terms. The Westside Library has moved to MJG 108 and the Assistance Centers for Education has moved to MJG 113.

The following staff member offices have been relocated to MJG 201: Mary Bates-Ulibarri, Reference Librarian; Gina Rodriguez, Interim Director ACE; Steven Severance, Learning Center Supervisor; Gary Woodworth, Computer Center Supervisor; and Patricia Miera, Distance Learning Specialist. These staff members will transition to the new Phase III building when it opens at the end of fall term, with the exception of Patricia Miera who will be moving to the WS II Faculty Support offices. Shelby McCorkle, CNM Connect Achievement Coach, has moved to WS II Room 205.

All phone extensions and email addresses for staff members and departments listed above will remain the same. The new Westside Phase III building will open in January 2013.

Make Sure Your Address on File is Correct

Please ensure that your personal mailing address is updated in my CNM. The information is accessible by clicking on the “Employees” tab in my CNM , then click on “Personal Information” located in the “Online services for employees” channel in the center of the page.

For Your Information

Gas Service Interruption Affects Some Main Campus Buildings
Gas service continues to be interrupted to a number of buildings on Main Campus in order to perform a test on the underground gas piping. The following buildings will be experiencing a lack of hot water and may experience some cooler temperatures during the outage. The following buildings will be affected:
Student Services Center
Max Salazar Hall
Ken Chappy Hall
Ted Chavez Hall
Ted Chavez Temporary Buildings
Science Laboratory Building (L Building)
Physical Plant
South Temporary Buildings

Main Campus Art Program Studios Move to North Building
The art studios at Main Campus, currently located in the South Temporary Buildings, will be moving to the North (N) Building before the Summer Term begins on May 21.

Go Pedal-Powered for National Bike to Work Day
The League of American Bicyclists is hosting its annual Bike to Work day on May 18 as part of National Bike Month. For more information about National Bike Month, click here . For resources for Albuquerque cyclists and to view bike paths throughout the city, visit .

Summer Term Parking Permits for Paid Lots on Sale Now
Parking permits for paid lots for the 2012 summer term are on sale for $43. Permits can be purchased either in person at the Cashier’s Office or through payroll deduction. If you purchase your permit through payroll deduction and have filled out paperwork within the last year, you do not need to renew your information.  Those who purchase permits through payroll deduction will remain in that status until otherwise specified.  Click here for more information or call Parking Services at 224-4637.

Some Services Have Adjusted Hours between Terms
During the break between terms, some student services such as computer labs and learning centers have abbreviated hours. In addition, the ITS Service Desk will have abbreviated hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, through Friday, May 18. The Service Desk will return to normal hours (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on Monday, May 21.

Get Familiar with End of Fiscal Year Due Dates
The Business Office has now released its 2012 Year-End Memo, outlining all due dates and requirements for year-end purchases. Please review to ensure that your purchases are paid out of the current fiscal year. Control Agents will be receiving a hard copy along with a list of open purchase orders. You can also access the memo at the Business Office website . If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 224-4457.

Accounts Payable Introduces Email Inbox for Vendor Invoices
The Accounts Payable Department has launched an email mailbox for vendor invoices: . Vendors are now given the option of mailing an invoice or sending it electronically. If you receive an invoice from a vendor electronically, please forward it to the email above.

Updates from the AQIP Team
The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Team is currently updating the Systems Portfolio, a process that contributes to CNM’s vision, mission and goals. The portfolio includes nine categories. For the first time, there is faculty participation in each category.

AQIP is the accreditation process through which CNM maintains its accredited status with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Through AQIP, CNM demonstrates that it meets the Higher Learning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation while integrating the principles and benefits of continuous improvement to the culture of the college.

AQIP Category

Committee Members

Helping Students Learn

Rich Calabro ( MSE)
Nancee Mancel (SAGE)
Jennifer Schaller (CHSS)
Tammy Strickler (Academic Advisement)

Accomplishing Other Distinctive Objectives

Barbara Bates (BIT)
Jennifer Cornish (Multi Campus)
Janna Goodyear (PT SAGE)
Anna Sanchez (Foundation)

Understanding Students’ and Other Stakeholders’ Needs

Wally Cates (BIT)
Ann Lyn Hall (CNM Connect)
Eugene Padilla (Enrollment Services)
Ronald Reid (CHSS)

Valuing People

Karren Johnson (PT CHSS)
Audrey Gramstad (Distance Education)
Sydney Gunthorpe (BIT)
Jackie Robinson (FT HWPS)

Leading and Communicating

Chris Burns (BIT)
Alexis Kerschner (MCO)
Samantha Sengel (President’s Office)

Supporting Institutional Operations

David Beach (BIT)
Michael Crane (MSE)
Loretta Montoya (Business Office/Budget)
Lis Turkheimer (Academic Affairs/ACE)

Measuring Effectiveness

Glenn Damiani (Institutional Research)
Christopher Frechette (CHSS)
Anna East Gilletly (MSE)
Dawn Kenney (Institutional Research)

Planning Continuous Improvement

Diane Burke (WTC)
Jack Wilder (HWPS)
Pat Seitz (CHSS)
Juliane Ziter (Planning)

Building Collaborative Relationships

Jennifer McDonald (School Relations)
Jean Silesky (CHSS)
Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh (MSE)
Erica Volkers (CHSS)

Updated Master Plan Available
The CNM Master Plan was recently updated in March with some new projects and is accessible at . A new Master Plan process was implemented this year, resulting in more inclusiveness related to the selection of projects that make the Master Plan list.

Montoya Campus Closed During Term Break May 4-18
Due to a large electrical project related to construction at the Montoya Campus, the campus will be completely closed from May 4 through May 18, which is during the break between terms. All employees at Montoya Campus are making arrangements with their supervisors to work from another campus for the duration of the closure.

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