CNM Prepares to Implement Support Plans for Programs Identified to Fix, Grow, Transition or Sunset

June 23, 2022

Last week, employees from across the college met to prepare for implementation of support plans for 61 programs that were identified by the College-wide Integrated Program Review (CIPR) to “sunset,” “fix,” “transition,” or “grow.” This week, the current portfolio draft of support plans was shared with the CNM Governing Board Planning Committee to update members on the current status of CIPR. The draft support plans were created through input from Academic Affairs faculty and staff. The Office of Data Strategies, Marketing & Communications Office, Division of Enrollment Management & Student Success, Division of Finance & Operations, Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, and the Division of Workforce & Community Success helped provide strategies and tactics for developing the responsive plans.

For programs identified to “fix,” the CIPR Support Plan Team will help implement plans intended to improve student completion, transfer and/or employment outcomes. For programs identified to grow, the team will help implement plans intended to increase enrollment or program capacity. Fix and grow support plans were developed through a collaborative process that began with input from faculty and staff in the academic schools. For the fix and grow categories, 37 support plans are designed to improve or increase capacity for enrollment; 14 support plans are designed to improve persistence and completion; four plans are designed to address curriculum, modality, or other issues related to program delivery; and two are designed to address program economics issues.

For programs identified to sunset, support plans document the timeline for the teach out and support for students finishing the programs. For programs identified to transition, support plans were developed by CNM Ingenuity in partnership with support departments.

The goal of the annual CIPR process is to ensure all CNM programs (credit and non-credit) lead to students graduating and getting quality jobs, or transferring to universities while also meeting the needs of our local economy and employers. If you would like more information on CIPR or if you’re interested in learning more about participation opportunities, please contact Danielle Adams at