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Strategic Plans for Academic Divisions

Northern’s strategic planning process is based on a three-year cycle of establishing objectives, reviewing results, and modifying goals. There are two major components of our strategic plan.

The establishment of College-wide goals used to determine learning outcomes for every academic unit has driven the first component. Course syllabi have been revised to reflect these changes. In addition, we have increased our faculty training to identify the type of assessment measures that will yield results that provide evidence for our selected outcomes.

The second component, involving other supporting units such as the admissions, financial aid, student support, and FYE, have embraced strategic initiatives and are selected by individual units in support of the mission and seven strategic goals.

Seven Major Goals:

  1. Enrollment management/recruitment
  2. Developmental education
  3. Comprehensive program review
  4. Accreditation
  5. Student affairs
  6. Customer service
  7. Fundraising

Operational and action plans are established by the five academic colleges, their respective departments, standing Faculty Senate committees, and other committees associated with the accreditation process (CLASS and AQIP). However, every supporting unit is expected to create an action plan to produce more specific unit goals.

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
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The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.