CIPR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) — CNM


For students

What happens if my program is identified as needing to be discontinued?

The effective date of a program hiatus takes into account all declared majors in the program and the time required for them to complete the program in a timely manner. In addition, the university school where the program resides will communicate directly with the students concerned and the academic advisors will support the students in their academic planning.

If I am an interested student in a program that is discontinued, can I still take related courses?

As the college transitions programs to other modes of delivery, information will be publicly available for students and the community.

What happens if a program is transferred to CNM Ingenuity as a non-credit workforce training program?

Programs transferred to CNM Ingenuity (CNMI) as non-credit workforce training offerings will continue to be offered. CNMI programs have the opportunity to be developed, reconfigured, or enhanced based on the most relevant and timely information outside of the College’s curriculum and standard accreditation timelines. This allows the programs transferred to the CNMI to be more responsive, flexible and adapted to the demands of students and employers.

Additionally, skills and competencies acquired through a CNM Ingenuity program may also qualify for college credits through the CNM. Prior learning credit.

For faculty and staff

Who is involved in the CIPR process?

The CIPR process involves a wide range of people who represent a holistic view of staff, faculty, and community concerns. Without input from representatives from across the CNM, the CIPR process would not have a complete view of the information needed to make decisions on program offerings.

As has always been the case, the program review process for credit programs begins within academic schools, with school administration and faculty reviewing data and providing insight and context regarding program performance. . IPRC added comments and additional insights from teams in the Office of Data Strategy, CNM Ingenuity, Workforce & Community Success, Finance & Operations, and Claims Management. enrollment and student success based on data sheets and contributions from university schools.

Is the program review process new to the NJC? Is the ICPR new?

The NMC has always conducted an annual review of our program offerings and the needs of the local economy for new programming to determine whether programs should be created, expanded, maintained at current levels, or discontinued. Programs are deactivated virtually every year when it is determined that they are no longer viable.

IPRC is an evolution of the review process that encompasses more data and more options when making program decisions. Enrollment trends and changing employer and workforce needs have forced us to focus more on what programs we deliver and how and when we deliver them. As part of the CNM 2025 initiatives launched in 2021, CNM implemented the new CIPR process, which integrates student and employer demand, student and graduate outcome goals, program economics and, of course, sure, academic standards.

What data is used in the CIPR process?

The CIPR process leverages data that has recently become more accessible to CNM, providing the ability to be more comprehensive and thorough in assessing market demand, student demand, and program economics. Important data related to programs and their career groups, such as the number of jobs currently available and projected job growth, pay rates, student interest, degree matching, and labor Workforce and economic factors in New Mexico are now fundamental to helping CNM determine what, how, and when programs are offered.

How are programs evaluated during the CIPR process?

All CNM and CNMI programs are evaluated annually as part of the CIPR process. Basically, the CIPR process uses the following criteria:

For more details on the CIPR process, please see the CNM Process for CIPR webpage.

Does the CIPR process only eliminate CNM and CNMI programs?

No. CIPR identifies programs that have a multitude of different future paths. The CIPR uses six different statuses to identify the best way to consider programs under review:

  • Development – ​​creating new programs based on identified needs
  • Growth – expansion of existing programs
  • Maintain – keep existing programs running smoothly
  • Correction – redesign, improve and update existing programs with future potential
  • Transition – identify programs that are more likely to succeed as no-credit offerings
  • End of Validity – identify programs that no longer meet workforce and community demand, based on comprehensive student, market and financial data.

What happens if a program is transferred to CNM Ingenuity as a non-credit workforce training program?

Programs transferred to CNM Ingenuity (CNMI) as non-credit workforce training offerings will continue to be offered. CNMI programs have the opportunity to be developed, reconfigured, or enhanced based on the most relevant and timely information outside of the College’s curriculum and standard accreditation timelines. This allows the programs transferred to the CNMI to be more responsive, flexible and adapted to the demands of students and employers.

Additionally, skills and competencies acquired through a CNM Ingenuity program may also qualify for college credits through the CNM. Prior learning credit.

Is financial aid/funding or other support available for students interested in CNMI programs?

Yes. Many programs offer a wide variety of financial supports to help students pay tuition. For more information on CNMI’s financial support opportunities, please visit this page: Funding Resources | CNM Ingenuity, Inc.

If a program is suspended by the IPRC, what happens to the staff and faculty supporting that program?

If a program is identified for termination by the IPRC, the CNM makes every effort to ensure that staff and faculty supporting those programs are reassigned to similar positions throughout the College, in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. This may include assigning staff and faculty to teach non-credit versions of these programs through CNMI, as appropriate.

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