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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

Overview

2016-2020

Kickoff Date

Student Success

Community Success

Organizational Excellence and Innovation

Develop Student Work Experience Program

Fall 2017

x x x

Create Comprehensive Online College

Fall 2016

x x  

Expand Fast-Track Degree Offerings

Spring 2016

x x  

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

Spring 2016

x    

Implement Competency-Based Education Options

Fall 2016

x x  

Expand Credit For Prior Learning

Fall 2016

x    

Grow Intersession

Spring 2016

x    

Expand College & Career High School

Spring 2017

x x  

Develop Global Learning Initiative

Spring 2016

x x x

Transition From College-Owned Technology To Student-Owned Technology

Fall 2017

x   x

Expand Non-Credit Offerings Through Bootcamps, Academies

Fall  2017

x x  

Develop Early Childhood Connect Center Of Excellence

Fall 2017

x    

Create A Student-Centered Course Schedule

Spring 2016

x    

Expand Dual Credit

Spring 2017

x    

Incorporate Sustainability Initiatives Into Course Offerings

Fall 2016

x    

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

Spring 2017

x    

Expand Business Support Through Business Accelerator And SBDCs

Spring 2018

  x  

Develop And Implement Comprehensive Makerspace

Fall 2017

  x  

Create Business Incubator Spaces

Spring 2017

  x  

Implement Values-Based Employee Initiatives

Spring 2018

    x

Transform Customer Service Experience

Fall 2017

    x

Articulate And Implement Space Efficiency Initiatives

Spring 2018

    x

Enhance Intellectual Property Initiatives

Spring 2018

    x

Streamline And Document All Processes And Procedures

Spring 2017

    x