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CNM Strategic Direction

The 2016-2020 Strategic Direction for Central New Mexico Community College.

As we all move into a rapidly evolving future, it's very important that Central New Mexico Community College ventures forward with a strong sense of purpose, a focused plan and guiding principles that will help us both reach our goals and overcome the challenges that will surely come in the next five years. To help us stay on a steady course for success from 2016-2021, we have designed an updated Strategic Direction that will lead our way.

 

CNM Vision: "Changing Lives, Building Community"

Our vision — "Changing Lives, Building Community" — remains the same as it has been since 2008. It's our vision, and our motivation.

CNM Mission: "Be a Leader in Education and Training"

Our mission is to "Be a Leader in Education and Training." As our state's largest community college, we need to continue striving to be at the forefront of cutting edge education and training.

Being a true leader is not only important for our students, but it's also critically important for New Mexico's economy. Being a key contributor to our state's economic development equation, we plan to provide the kind of cutting edge education and training that will deliver highly skilled graduates and a 21st century workforce that will spur economic development.

CNM Core Values

As we passionately pursue our mission, we will remain true to our core values.

These values will be our touchstones as we strive, through the power of education, to brighten our community's future. Our over-arching goals remain the same – Student Success, Community Success, and Organizational Excellence and Innovation. But our strategies to achieve these goals have been updated with clear objectives to reach by 2020.

2016-2020 Strategic Direction

  1. Student Success
  2. Community Success
  3. Organizational Excellence and Innovation

Goals

Develop Student Work Experience Program

Develop a Student Work Experience Program in order that 100% of graduates have a work experience prior to graduating with a degree or certificate. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity SuccessOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Implement*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 6/9    


Create Comprehensive Online College

Create Comprehensive Online College to include 10 complete degree or certificate offerings by December 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Implement*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated 2020 Goal Met
 12/15    


Expand Fast-Track Degree Offerings

Expand Fast Track Degree Offerings to include 3 programs by December 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Integrate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
11/11  Yes  Yes


Increase Graduation Rates of First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students

Improve Time to Degree for First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students graduating within 150% of program time to 24% by December 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Evaluate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 4/6    Yes

Implement Competency-Based Education Options

Implement Competency-Based Education model to be utilized by 30% of CNM students. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Implement*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 3/6    

Expand Credit For Prior Learning

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), also known as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), describes several methods used by CNM to assess college-level learning that a student obtained outside of the Institution. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Integrate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 8/8  Yes  

Grow Intersession

Grow Intersession by 100% by December 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Integrate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
2/2  Yes  

Expand College & Career High School

Expand College and Career High School to serve 400 students.  More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Implement*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/4    

Develop Global Learning Initiative

Develop Global Learning Initiative to serve at least 5,000 students annually. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity SuccessOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Integrate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
3/4 Yes  

Transition From College-Owned Technology To Student-Owned Technology

Transition from College-Owned Technology to Student-Owned Technology in at least 25% of degree and certificate offerings. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 4/7    

Expand Non-Credit Offerings Through Bootcamps, Academies

Expand Non-Credit Offerings through Bootcamps and Academies to serve 1,000 students annually by 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent SuccessCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Assess*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 1/4    

Multi-generational Approach

Develop a multi-generational approach to serving our community by December 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Assess*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 1/6    

Create a Student-Centered Course Schedule

Create a Student-Centered Course Schedule. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Integrate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
5/5 Yes  

Expand Dual Credit

Expand Dual Credit to serve 8,000 students annually. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Implement*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/5    

Incorporate Sustainability Initiatives Into Course Offerings

Incorporate Sustainability Curriculum into 25% of course offerings. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2016
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Integrate*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 2/2  Yes  

All First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Have An Academic Plan

Ensure all First-Time, Full-Time, Degree-Seeking students have developed an academic plan. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2017
Strategic DirectionStudent Success

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
2/3    

Expand Business Support Through Business Accelerator And SBDCs

Create Business Incubator Spaces to support 10 businesses by 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2018
Strategic DirectionCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Assess*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/4    

Develop And Implement Comprehensive Makerspace

Develop and implement Comprehensive Makerspace with 100 memberships monthly by 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2017
Strategic DirectionCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/5    

Create Business Incubator Spaces

Create Business Incubator Spaces to support 10 businesses by 2020. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2017
Strategic DirectionCommunity Success

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/4    

Implement Values-Based Employee Initiatives

Implement Values-Based Personnel Initiatives for the screening of all new hires and to evaluate all faculty and staff. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2018
Strategic DirectionOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/6    

Transform Customer Service Experience

Transform Customer Service Experience so that at least 95% of all calls to the college are answered before going to voicemail, 100% of students seeking advisement are served within 24 hours, 100% of FAFSAs are reviewed within 24 hours, and 100% of those submitting a service ticket receive a response within 24 hours. More information.

Kickoff Date: Fall 2017
Strategic DirectionOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/7    

Articulate And Implement Space Efficiency Initiatives

Articulate and Implement Space Efficiency Initiatives so that the overall space utilization exceeds 66%. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2018
Strategic DirectionOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Assess*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/9    

Enhance Intellectual Property Initiatives

Enhance Intellectual Property Initiatives to involve at least 10 faculty and/or staff members. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2018
Strategic DirectionOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Plan*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
 0/4    

Streamline and Document All Processes And Procedures

Document 100% of processes and streamline at least 80% of those processes. More information.

Kickoff Date: Spring 2017
Strategic DirectionOrganizational Excellence and Innovation

Initiative Progress: Implement*

Essential Elements Complete Work Has Been Integrated  2020 Goal Met
3/8    

 * APEI is CNM's Performance Improvement Process. The acronym stands for Assess, Plan, Implement, Evaluate, Integrate. Read about the five phases of the process.