2020-2024 Strategic Direction Planning

Learn about CNM's Strategic Direction, including teams, objectives, and strategies.

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Strategic Objective Teams

Student Success Teams

Team 1: Student Experience
Objective: Deliver an exceptional student experience.

Current Strategies:

  • Smooth the path for incoming students
  • First-term experience
  • Classroom experience

Contact/Co-champions: Miranda Evjen, Lidia Martinez

Team 2: Lead in Access, Retention, Graduation
Objective: Lead in access, retention, and graduation among all student populations.

Current Strategies:

  • Policies and practices that impact part-time and full-time student access
  • Improving persistence and retention
  • Graduation rates of students of color

Contact/Co-champions: Ari Rosner-Salazar, Chris Cavazos

Team 3: Innovative Approaches:
Objective: Use innovative approaches and develop agile, continuous learners.

Current Strategies:

  • Path to Gen Ed complete (cohort model for students to complete all general education requirements)

Contact/Co-champions: Jennifer McDonald, Fang Chen

Community Success Teams

Team 1: Leaders and Workforce 
Objective: Develop leaders and meet the education and workforce needs of New Mexico

Current Strategies:

  • Develop central processes and data tracking for work experiences
  • Federal Work-Study experimental site initiative (off-campus work study positions)

Contact/Co-champions: Erin Johnson-Kruft, Krystle Montoya

Team 2: Public and Private Partnerships 
Objective: Build public and private-sector partnerships that foster economic development opportunities.

Current Strategies:

  • Develop partnership types and fields for Salesforce
  • Standardize partnership tracking across CNM

Contact/Co-champions: Carson Bennett, Selena Hardy

Organizational Excellence & Innovation Teams

Team 1: Service Excellence/Operational Efficiency
Objective: Deliver service excellence and operational efficiency across the College.

Current Strategies:

  • ERP support
  • Remote work processes

Contact/Co-champions: LaMonica Whittaker, Nicholas Aragon

Team 2: Employee Experience 
Objective: Provide a welcoming, safe, and equitable employee experience.

Current Strategies:

  • Enhanced new employee orientation
  • Anti-racism workshop
  • Equity scorecard
  • Community data users group

Contact/Co-champions: Sonya Lara, Melanie Viramontes

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The 2020-2024 Strategic Plan and Key Performance Indicators have been approved by the planning committee as of August 19, 2019 and went before the Board on September 10, 2019.

Research and Planning Documents

These documents were created in the development of the 2020-2024 Strategic Direction.