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New Mexico Tech kicked off the process to develop a new Strategic Plan during the fall 2013 semester. The committee held a series of open forums on campus in September and October 2013 in preparation for the initial committee meeting, which was in December 2013. The committee meets twice monthly and will post updates about its progress on this webpage. The committee includes representation from academic departments, research divisions, students, staff offices, alumni and community leaders. 


The New Mexico Tech Strategic Planning Committee was formed to create a strategic plan for the future of New Mexico Tech.  


What is Strategic Planning?

As applied to New Mexico Tech, 'Strategic Planning' is a process by which the senior administration of the university, in consultation with faculty, administrators, managers, employees, students, alumni, and other interested parties collaborate to plan for the future direction of the institution, and develop strategies to achieve that future. The strategic planning process drives us to answer three basic questions:

1. Where are we now as a university?
    Objective: Assess the present situation at the university

2. Where do we want to be in the future?
    Objective: Determine the desired direction for the future of the university

3. How do we get there from where we are now?
    Objective: Define the strategies to achieve the future direction of the university




Vision and Mission 

Draft Vision (Adopted by Strategic Planning Committee – November 3, 2014)

New Mexico Tech aspires to be a preeminent community of scholars dedicated to research, education, and innovation – advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will drive innovation and education through transdisciplinary collaborations


Draft Mission (Adopted by Strategic Planning Committee – November 3, 2014)

New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research, and service, focused in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Involved faculty educate students in rigorous and collaborative programs, preparing scientists and engineers for the future. Our innovative and interdisciplinary research expands the reach of humanity’s knowledge and capabilities. Researchers, faculty, and students work together to solve real world problems. Our economic development and technology transfer benefit the economy of the state and create opportunities for success. We serve the public through applied research, professional development, and teacher education, benefitting the people of New Mexico.




Strategic Priority Drafts

The following are drafts of strategic pirorities with high-level goals and objectives.  You are encouraged to provide feedtack to the Strategic Planning Committee (send us email via the "Leave Feedback" page on this site). In addition, we will have a series of town hall meetings in October to gather feedback on these drafts. The details of Town Hall Meetings are all posted on our calendar.


Assessment (Draft - 10/9/2014); Chair - W.D. Stone

Communication & Processes (Draft - 9/11/2014); Chair - W.D. Stone

Community of Scholars (Draft - 9/11/2014); Chair - M. Hargather

Funding (Draft - 10/13/2014); Chair - M. Heagy; Background research part 1, part 2

Quality Growth (Draft - 9/30/2014); Chair - S. Grijalva

Technology (Draft - 10/9/2014); Chair - J. Franklin

Transdisciplinary Education and Research (Draft - 9/11/2014); Chair - L.M. Liebrock; Background research




Strategic Plan Draft

The following are draft of the strategic plan has been reviewed by the strategic planning committee and is currently being reviewed by the NMT Board of Regents. 

Executive Summary

Strategic Plan Body including (pages TOC-37)


   pages 38-75

   pages 76-112

   pages 113-121

   pages 122-133