CIPR Overview

An overview of the Collegewide Integrated Program Review (CIPR), including goals of the program review process.

The (CIPR) process provides a unique opportunity to continuously improve as we fulfill our vision and mission. The goal of the CIPR process is to ensure all CNM programs, both credit and non-credit, lead to completion, transfer and/or positive employment outcomes. Additionally, regularly evaluating our programs with the CIPR process ensures that our academic offerings match both employer/industry needs, as well as student demand. 

The program review process is an effective vehicle for accountability and provides an opportunity for CNM to:  

  • reflect critically on our work
  • actively participate in the evaluation and continuous improvement of our programs
  • engage in dialogue relative to a program's strengths, challenges, opportunities, and aspirations
  • provide guidance to strategic decisions that impact the fiscal health, stability, and vibrancy of our institution

Program review is an integral part of the process of planning and budgeting at CNM. The outcomes from each instructional program review provide the basis for informed decision making on effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, personnel, facilities, equipment, and budget for the future of the program under review.  In addition, program review outcomes inform and support the College’s strategic and operational plans.   

Goals of Program Review 

At CNM, Program Review helps faculty and staff to lead a purposeful and continuous cycle of improvement. Comprehensive and annual processes are integral parts of an overall institutional evaluation, planning and development process with the following goals: 

  • ensure that academic programs remain focused on student success and serving the needs of the community
  • ensure that program success is a coordinated effort from all of the College's divisions
  • increase coherence of academic program development and innovation
  • enhance the quality of academic programs by assessing program strengths and challenges
  • align academic program needs and campus priorities with the planning and budget process
  • ensure that program priorities are consistent with the College's mission and strategic plan