Policy 9120: Academic Program Review

Academic Program Review
Effective Date: 15 December 1990
Revised: mm/dd/yyyy
Subject to Change Without Notice
Comments may be sent to Policy@NNMC.edu


Northern New Mexico College’s philosophy and statements of purpose drive the management of the college. A portion of the philosophy statement reads as follows:

“Northern strives to provide a comprehensive education to all residents of the area.”

“Northern strives to provide educational programs that reflect the needs of the community of northern New Mexico.”

To assure compliance with the philosophy statement it is imperative that instructional programs be reviewed on a two-year cycle to ensure quality education, cost effectiveness, and need.


Policy Statement
Northern New Mexico College will review instructional programs on a three-year cycle. The purpose of the review is to improve instruction, verify cost effectiveness, and to determine a need for the program. A program may be reviewed out of cycle, as needed.


The President will appoint a Program Review Committee on an annual basis. The Committee will include:

  • Dean of Instruction
  • Department Chairperson
  • Program Faculty
  • Student Representative
  • Full-time Faculty
  • Director of Records, Recruitment and Admissions
  • Student Job Placement Officer
  • Business Office Representative


The Program Review Committee will review the program based on the following categories:

Program Need

  • Needs assessment
  • Advisory Board recommendations
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