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New Mexico Higher Education Initiatives

Higher Education Initiatives and Resources

At the New Mexico Higher Education Summit on January 13, 2016, Governor Susana Martinez and New Mexico Education Secretary Barbara Damron introduced three New Mexico Higher Education Department initiatives: 

  • Common course numbering for the first two years of coursework for all higher education institutions in the state
  • Creation of "Meta-majors" – which includes degree mapping and organizing coursework so that students can transfer to other related majors and to other institutions
  • Redesign of the General Education Transfer Core, the courses that count toward the General Education requirements for all Associate or Bachelor degrees.

The Statewide General Education Steering Committee is working on the redesign of the General Education Transfer Core. CNM representatives on that team are Nathan Saline, SAAC Co-chair, David Valdés, Faculty Senate President, and Erica Volkers, Dean of CHSS. See report.

CNM and Santa Fe Community College representatives compiled a list of student learning outcomes for inclusion in the General Education transfer core. 

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