Criterion Five. Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.

The institution’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its educational offerings, and respond to future challenges and opportunities. The institution plans for the future.

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The mission of NMSU-A is to provide quality learning opportunities for individuals in the diverse communities we serve.

In addition

  • We Value Excellence in education as a lifelong opportunity to increase productivity, expand visions, and encourage enjoyment of learning.
  • We Value Integrity in education through responsible teaching and honest interaction with students, colleagues, and community in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • We Value Innovation as it applies to meeting the individual and changing needs of students, faculty, staff, and community.

NMSU-A’s resources, structures, and processes are sufficient to fulfill its mission and support its values. Assessment and review processes focus on improvement of quality educational offerings. Planning activities include review of community needs, student learning assessment, program assessments, and financial realities. NMSU-A includes all of these in planning for the future.

  • 5.A. The institution’s resource base supports its current educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.

  • 5.B. The institution’s governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the institution to fulfill its mission.

  • 5.C. The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning.

  • 5.D. The institution works systematically to improve its performance.
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