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Did You Know?

During the fall 2013 semester, the daily "Did You Know" messages were sent to CMU students, faculty, and staff leading up to the November 2013 visit.

Click on the links below to learn more about CMU's Self-Study for Reaffirmation of Accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

40 Days and Counting: HLC Site Visit, November 18-20, 2013

1 Day and Counting... November 17, 2013

Did you know that at least 175 individuals have contributed to the preparation of the self-study and site visit?

2 Days and Counting... November 16, 2013

Did you know that in 2014 Colorado Mesa University will begin to engage in ongoing self-study through the new HLC "Pathways" program?

3 Days and Counting... November 15, 2013

Did you know what happens after the site visit by the Higher Learning Commission Evaluation Team?

4 Days and Counting... November 14, 2013

Did you know that on next Monday and Tuesday (November 18 and 19), an Evaluation Team of five reviewers, representing the Higher Learning Commission, will visit with representatives of CMU's faculty, students, staff, administration, alumni, and community advisory members?

5 Days and Counting... November 13. 2013

Did you know, that in addition to the efforts of faculty members to improve instruction through on-going assessment activities, the University practices a continuous improvement philosophy across the campus, illustrated by examples in the Self-Study 5D2-1 and 5D2-2 narratives?

6 Days and Counting... November 12, 2013

Did you know that, in doubling its square footage over the past decade, CMU provides exemplary facilities across disciplines and campuses, some of which were built as a result of partnerships with local organizations and agencies?

7 Days and Counting... November 11, 2013

Did you know that, for the nine-year period of academic years 2003-04 through 2011-12, CMU faculty members reported that they gave more than 1,250 presentations at conferences, many of which were supported through the Faculty Professional Development Fund?

8 Days and Counting... November 10, 2013

Did you know that all academic programs are involved in the University's assessment process?

9 Days and Counting... November 9, 2013

Did you know that students are involved in setting fees?

10 Days and Counting... November 8, 2013

Did you know that there has been a dramatic increase in the use of academic and student support services and that students have been very satisfied with the quality of those services?

11 Days and Counting... November 7, 2013

Did you know that CMU has sustained a commitment to increase full-time faculty salaries, addressing a concern raised in the 2003 HLC self-study, such that inflationary adjustments have been given annually and salaries now meet or exceed those at regional peer institutions for all academic ranks?

12 Days and Counting... November 6, 2013

Did you know that students interact with the trustees and administration in multiple ways that include a student trustee, a legislative requirement, and the Associated Student Government?

13 Days and Counting... November 5, 2013

Did you know that the University's financial support from the state has dwindled to 32% of the institution's revenues for fiscal year 2012-13, less than half of the proportion it provided a decade earlier?

14 Days and Counting... November 4. 2013

Did you know that in a 2012 survey of faculty and staff, administered as part of the self-study process, 60+ percent of CMU faculty and 70+ percent of staff agreed or strongly agreed that the institution is headed in the right direction and has significantly improved overall in the past five years?

15 Days and Counting... November 3, 2013

Did you know that Classified Staff members are represented in CMU governance and maintain open channels of communication with the administration?

16 Days and Counting... November 2, 2013

Did you know that CMU's commitment to diversity is reflected through efforts such as enrolling a growing number of students from underrepresented groups and offering of co-curricular activities?

17 Days and Counting... November 1, 2013

Did you know that, upon graduation, 45 percent of CMU survey responders indicated participation in some form of practicum, internship, field experience, co-op, or clinical assignment, and 57 percent participated in some form of community service or volunteer work?

18 Days and Counting... October 31, 2013

Did you know that Colorado Mesa has had the fewest audit findings over the past 10 years when compared to other Colorado institutions of higher education?

19 Days and Counting... October 30, 2013

Did you know that Tomlinson Library has over 120 computers and provides services that include Internet access to more than 50 databases, over 5,000 online journals, and other full-text resources?

20 Days and Counting... October 29, 2013

Did you know that 85 percent of seniors indicated on a 2012 survey that they would choose CMU again if they had to make the decision a second time?

21 Days and Counting... October 28, 2013

Did you know that through the new MAVzone login page, students have easy access to help with common concerns, including requesting a housing repair, asking a librarian for research assistance, and filing a formal complaint?

22 Days and Counting... October 27, 2013

Did you know that CMU considers the primary academic responsibility of faculty to be "to seek and to state the truth as they understand it" and that survey results indicate that students perceive a high level of commitment to free expression?

23 Days and Counting... October 26, 2013

Did you know that CMU cooperates to share facilities and host events with many community agencies, including School District 51, the City of Grand Junction and various local businesses?

24 Days and Counting... October 25, 2013

Did you know that approximately 8% of CMU's total student credit hours are completed through online courses?

25 Days and Counting... October, 24, 2013

Did you know that survey results indicate that CMU students are more satisfied with faculty availability and attitude toward students than are students at other national and public colleges?

26 Days and Counting... October, 23. 2013

Did you know that a main focus of CMU's $4.1 million Information Technology operating fund is instructional support initiatives, such as increasing the number of "smart" classrooms, enhancing IT Help Desk services, and investing in online course delivery?

27 Days and Counting... October 22, 2013

Did you know that CMU offers its students a wide-range of social and cultural activities?

28 days and Counting... October 21, 2013

Did you know that administrators must demonstrate how their department's planned annual budget is linked to the accomplishment of at least one of the goals stated in CMU's strategic plan?

29 days and Counting... October 20, 2013

Did you know that 10 of CMU's programs meet standards set by a national agency to receive specialized accreditation?

30 Days and Counting... October 19, 2013

Did you know that the Campus Safety Assistant program provides safe pedestrian travel around campus and is a free service available to all CMU students, staff, and faculty everyday between 6 pm and 2 am?

31 Days and Counting... October 18, 2013

Did you know that external indicators of the currency of CMU's courses and programs include the gtPathways approval process, program review results, pass rates of CMU students on licensure exams, and success in student competitions?

32 Days and Counting... October 17, 2013

Did you know that CMU's governing board must follow the Colorado State Code of Ethics?

33 Days and Counting... October 16, 2013

Did you know that in 2012 CMU adopted an institutional mission statement that builds on its enabling legislative mission statement and expresses the institution's values and aspirations?

34 Days and Counting... October 15, 2013

Did you know that CMU students have global educational opportunities through options such as the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), faculty-led international travel courses, and international expeditions led by the Outdoor Program?

35 Days and Counting... October 14, 2013

Did you know that accreditation supports continuous improvement to the quality of education at CMU, as well as maintains eligibility for CMU students to receive federal financial aid?

36 Days and Counting... October 13, 2013

Did you know that CMU has a comprehensive planning process which engages the campus and broader communities, and helps the institution to improve?

37 Days and Counting... October 12, 2013

Did you know that faculty representatives from every academic department participate in shared governance through the Faculty Senate and its standing committees?

38 Days and Counting... October 11, 2013

Did you know that CMU has been accredited by a national association, the Higher Learning Commission, since 1957?

39 Days and Counting... October 10, 2013

Did you know that CMU has significantly expanded institutional student financial aid to $4.3 million as of fiscal year 2011-12, an increase of approximately $3.6 million since fiscal year 2003-04?

40 Days and Counting... October 9, 2013

Did you know that CMU is one of only three institutions in the state of Colorado to be named to the President's Higher Education Service Honor Roll six years in a row?