Committee on Institutional Effectiveness
The Committee on Institutional Effectiveness (CIE) is charged to ensure compliance with the Higher Learning Commission standards and taking the lead in updating our Strategic Plan Priorities.
Purpose and Function
Dean Jerlynn Henry, Dean of Student Services - Co-Chairperson
Dr. Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Undergraduate Studies - Co-Chairperson
Geraldine Gamble, Chief Financial Aid Officer - Member
Coleen Arviso, Director of E-Learning - Member
Dr. Peter Moore, Associate Professor - Member
Daniel Vandever, Communications Director - Member
Shania Gamble, Director of Assessment - Member
Arlena Benallie, Director of Chinle Instructional & Teec Nos Pos Sites - Member
Dr. Tim Begaye, Dean of Research and Discovery - Member
Dr. Wesley Thomas, Dean of Graduate Studies - Member
Jose Vanguardia, Faculty - Member
Navajo Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs such as the Veterinary Technology and Culinary Arts programs, are also accredited and/or approved by other agencies. Accreditation information can be found on the school website.
Campus Security Report
NTU complies with federal reporting requirements under the Clery Act and produce an annual Clery Act Crime and Safety Report. This report discloses relevant information about campus security policies and crime statistics. This can be found on the Safety & Security website.
Navajo Tech also encourages students to register for a multi-faceted notification "RAVE Alert" system for emergencies, weather alerts, and for campus community incidents and situations which may threaten the university's ability to conduct regular daily activity. In the event of an emergency all registered numbers will receive an alert indicting what procedures to follow. Register HERE for RAVE Alert.
Diversity of Enrollment
In the fall of 2017, enrollment of all full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 1,257. Of these 60% were female and 40% were male. 97% were American Indian/Alaska Native while 3% were either Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, White, Two or More Races or Non-Resident Alien.
Diversity of Pell Recipients
Federal Pell Grant recipients comprised 72% of full-time undergraduate students in credit program in the fall of 2017. Of these, 61% were female and 39% were male. 99% of the Pell recipients identified themselves as American Indian or Alaskan Native minority.
50% of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in fall of 2016 returned in fall 2017. 54% of those were female and 46% were male. The Pre-Nursing program had the highest number of students who returned, followed by the Culinary Arts program. The part-time student retention rate was 47%.
The overall undergraduate retention for students in degree seeking programs who enrolled in fall of 2016 and returned in the fall of 2017 was 50%. Of the 1,257 students who returned, 60% were female and 40 were male. The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program had the highest number of students who returned (152), followed very closely by the Pre-Nursing Program (149).
The current graduation rate for fall 2010 first-time, full-time students enrolled in a degree seeking program is 26%. For more information regarding Tuition, Financial Aid, Enrollment, Retention and Graduation Rates or Outcome Measures, please take a look at College Navigator or IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System).
Federal regulations require institutions participating in student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible education programs. View Gainful Employment information.
Multiyear Tuition Calculator
The Multiyear Tuition Calculator is a tool designed to help students estimate what it may cost to attend. It estimates the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at Navajo Tech. Estimated price does not include room & board and books & supplies. The Multiyear Tuition Calculator uses data based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Important note: tuition and fees may vary by program. Visit the Multiyear Tuition Calculator website.
Disability Resources and Services
Students with Disabilities
Wellness Center Calendar
|December 17, 2018||Architectural / Engineering Services||January 4, 2019
|January 12, 2019||Scott Halliday, Center for Digital Technologies
Navajo Technical University, like all tribal colleges and universities, grew out of a prayer in the 1960s that envisioned all tribes moving toward self-determination by expressing their sovereignty and establishing their own institutions of higher education. It was as a result of this movement that NTU began as the Navajo Skill Center in 1979 to meet the immediate needs of an unemployed population on the Navajo Nation.
Students enrolled to learn the rudiments of a trade, graduated, and joined the workforce; however, it soon became clear that the students wanted more. In 1985 the Board of Directors changed the Skill Center’s name to Crownpoint Institute of Technology and in November 2006 the Navajo Nation Council approved changing the name to Navajo Technical College. In 2013, NTC became NTU - becoming the first university established on the Navajo Nation.
Today, NTU is one of the premier institutions of higher education in the nation, providing a unique balance between science and technology and culture and tradition. Much of what guides NTU’s success is our mission and our identity rooted in the Diné Philosophy of Education.
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Students using computers at NTU are expected to follow the Information Technology policy and procedures. In using NTU email, the Internet Services, or any Institute software or hardware, the student does so with the understanding that this technology has been provided by NTU and is the property of NTU. Navajo Technical University reserves the right to review and monitor the use of hardware and software belonging to the school or personal equipment utilized on school premises. Such rights include the auditing of documents sent, received or viewed through the Internet and email. Students have not right to privacy regarding materials stored, kept, sent, or received on NTU hardware, software or personal equipment maintained on school premises.
- To provide quality and professional service to the NTU community, especially fast response and timely solutions to customer needs and questions.
- Providing access, support, privacy, and security to all of the University's IT customers.
- Improving the effectiveness of IT services and sharing IT resources across NTU.
- Supporting NTU’s mission, goals, and values.
- Coordinating IT planning and communication for better use of resources.
- Ensuring the development and sustainability of high IT standards for NTU.
IT envisions a future in which NTU’s dynamic learning communities have limitless access to individualized information, unfettered by technology and distance.
NTU is committed to a model of tribal education in which culture and critical thinking are fostered in an open, innovative, and vocational environment. We invite alumni and friends to become a partner in this mission.
Your gifts to NTU make a real difference in the quality of education for our students. The investment you make enables us to provide the educational experience that attracts students to our three campuses on the Navajo Reservation.
NTU has had a tradition of excellence since 1979, and your gift—no matter the size—will help NTU improve facilities, faculty, and students and ensure our future as one of the top tribal schools.
Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503
The Chinle Instructional Site is a growing site located in Chinle, Arizona near Canyon De Chelly. The Chinle site offers several certificate and associate programs and holds classes at Chinle High School by agreement with the school district.
Library and research services at the Chinle Instructional Site are primarily supported by electronic means (Internet connectivity between Chinle and the NTU main campus at Crownpoint). The programs at the Chinle Instructional Site are designed to serve students from the rural communities surrounding Chinle, Arizona, to provide a non-residential opportunity to attend higher education near home. This is an important development in establishing healthy community relations.
Information and enrollment procedure can be acquired by visiting the Chinle Instructional Site at East Navajo Route 7, or by calling 928.674.5764
Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Four Corners Regional NTU site, located in Teec Nos Pos, Arizona is currently offering courses to students in the four-corner region in northeastern Arizona. The site facilities are located south of Teec Nos Pos Chapter compound, Highway 160 BIE Road N5114. Contact the Teec Nos Pos Coordinator at 928.656.3600
Bond Wilson Tech Center - Kirtland, NM
540 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
Navajo Chief Manuelito suggest to his people 145 years ago: "My grandchildren, education is the ladder," Since that time Navajo people have advocated this vision for young people to go out and receive and education. The numbers show an increasing number of our youth have completed their pursuit higher education. Navajo Technical University has become an important step on that ladder by providing the next step on that ladder, an education that is local, economically feasible and steeped in traditional ways of knowing.
At its inception as the Navajo Skill Center in 1979, the institution was able to meet the immediate needs of a population. Students learn the rudiments of a trade, graduated, and joined the workforce in and around the Navajo Nation. It soon became clear that the students wanted more than knowledge or skill in a trade or vocational program. Prompted by the school's expanding mission, in 1985 the Board of Directors changed the Skill Center's name to Crownpoint Institute of Technology (CIT).
In 1994, through an Executive Mandate by the United States, CIT was designated as a Land Grant college. The status has led to rapid expansion of the school's facilities and services as well as to its increasing influence in the academic community. A land-grant college is an institution of higher education in the United States designated by a state to receive benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. Both Morrill Acts funded educational institutions by granting federal land to the states for them to develop colleges with a mission as set forth in the 1862 Act which is to focus on the teaching of practical agriculture, science, military science and engineering as a response to the industrial revolution and changing social class. This missions was in contrast to the historic practice of higher education to focus on an abstract liberal arts curriculum.
In November 2006, the Navajo Nation Council approved changing the name to Navajo Technical College (Navajo Nation Council Resolution CN-58-06) and only a few years later, in July 2013 the name changed again to Navajo Technical University (Navajo Nation Council Resolution CJY-35-13). Navajo Technical University developed swiftly into a respected technical-vocational tribal University that addresses the continually changing requirements of its students. The University offers a broad selection of certificate and degree programs, each designed to prepare students for entry into careers and further education. Other graduates' professional and academic success is living testimony to the quality of their education at NTU.
Today, in the high-tech, high-speed twenty-first century, the magnificent high desert country of the Navajo Nation remains largely unknown to the rest of the world. Remote, mysterious and unspoiled by the wider society that surrounds it, the Navajo culture not only survives, but flourishes. Since the desperate days of the Long Walk, a century and a half ago, when the possibility of extinction loomed above us, the Navajo population has grown to become the largest American Indian Nation in the United States. Now numbering some 300,000+, our population is young and proud, and is ambitious in its desire to preserve its heritage and to meet the challenges of a world in which changes is the only constant. The Navajo language is recognized by the Modern Language Association as one of the 30 major non-English languages spoken in the United States today.
Navajo Technical University provides security services to the campus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Security Office strives to maintain a safe environment where students, staff and faculty can study, live and work. They patrol campus, respond to calls, and enforce all NTU policies, regulations, codes, Navajo Nation and Federal laws, and issue citations as necessary for parking violations. They work in partnership and collaborate with the Navajo Nation, County, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officers. NTU complies with federal reporting requirements under the Clery Act and produce an annual Clery Act Crime and Safety Report
Skyhawk Safety Alert
NTU uses a multi-faceted notification system for emergencies, weather alerts, and for campus community incidents and situations which may threaten the university's ability to conduct regular daily activity. The campus Safety office encourages all NTU personnel to sign up for the RAVE Alert system. In the event of an emergency all registered numbers will receive an alert indicting what procedures to follow. Register HERE for RAVE Alert.
- NTU Security: 505.340.7444
- Navajo Police – Crownpoint: 505.786.2050
- Public Health Services – Crownpoint: 505.786.5291
- Fire Department – Crownpoint: 505.786.7385
Reporting Suspicious Activity
If you are a victim of a crime or witnessed suspicious activity, call NTU Security immediately with the following information:
- Who (how many) or what you saw?
- Why it is suspicious?
- Where (building) it occurred?
- When (time) you saw it?
- Avoid walking alone at night. Make arrangements to walk in groups and in well-lit areas
- Take advantage of NTU's security escort service between 4pm and 7am by calling their number (505.340.7444)
- Walk purposefully, look confident and trust your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings and don't be distracted by cell phones, iPods or other electronics
- Lock all doors and close all windows when leaving your dorm or car, even if you're only going to be gone for a short time
- Remove anything from your car that may look valuable to a thief
- Have keys ready when you approach your car. Check the car for intruders before entering and lock your door immediately after getting into your car
- Never post private or compromising information to social networking sites
- Avoid situations where you could become the victim of sexual assault
Emergency Response Plan
The NTU Emergency Response Plan (EMRP) provides specific directions and guidance on how the campus community will function and cope during extreme campus and community emergencies.
The NTU Security Department reports crime statistics in order to keep track of campus violations.
The NTU Bookstore maintains a complete inventory of university textbooks and school supplies including notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, and other items. The bookstore hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The NTU Bookstore is located in the Student Union Building. Contact number is (505) 786-4371. More Information...
The cafeteria provides meals for the staff, students, and the surrounding community at a reasonable cost. The cafeteria hours are posted and open year-round with the exception of the holidays. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, brunch and dinner are served. More Information...
Center for Digital Technologies
Welcome to the Navajo Tech Center for Digital Technologies, the leader in science and technology cultivation in the southwest region. Our students earn hands on experience with cutting edge technology for professional integration by qualified faculty. NTU students do not simply learn, they design, create and empower through our state of the art mentorship, internships and projects. View Website
The NTU Child Care Services Program offers staff, faculty, and student parents an opportunity to enroll their children close to where they work. More Information...
NTU provides residential housing for both single students and students with families at the main campus. Rooms and apartments subject to the following eligibility requirements: Students who live beyond a 55-mile radius from NTU, who are enrolled full time at NTU, and have submitted all required documents are eligible to apply. Security deposits are required prior to occupancy of any NTU housing facility. More Information...
The NTU Library is conveniently located on campus, near the Science and Technology Building. It contains a broad collection of books, reference materials, technical journals and periodicals. These resources are organized and accessed through an electronic catalog. In addition, the library maintains an electronic database that allows access to full-text journals, periodicals and newspaper articles. The library is also a part of an inter-library loan service, allowing student's access to resources available at libraries throughout the world. More Information...
Tutoring is available to all students in the STEM/Tutoring lab. The lab offers tutoring services and general use of computers. Specific hours are posted on the entrance door and on posting boards throughout the campus. Tutorial Services is also a source of employment for students qualified for the work-study program. The STEAM Lab is located in the Student Union Building Room 145 and 146. Contact number is (505) 786-4125. More Information...
NTU promotes wellness of the body, mind, and spirit, and tangibly supports a culture in which all community members understand, value, and make healthy lifestyle choices. View Website
Welcome to Assessment Resources!
The purpose of Assessment at NTU is to promote optimum student learning and development through planning, assessment, and reporting processes based on Diné Philosophy of Education, accreditation criteria, and best practices.
NTU uses Weave Online to develop program-level assessment plans, archive student learning data, and design and implement program improvements.
Faculty and Staff Login: https://app.weaveeducation.com/login/
Assessment Committee (2018 – 2019)
The Assessment Committee is an administrative committee whose members include academic department chairpersons, the Deans of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the Director of Institutional Research’s Data Assessment Technician, and the Student Learning Coordinator. The committee oversees all aspects of developing, implementing, assessing, and continuously improving academic assessment.
Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Sheena Begay, Data Assessment Technician
Gholam Ehteshami, Engineering, Math, and Technology
Franklin Elliott, Chinle Site Representative
Henry Fowler, Diné Studies Chair
Daniel McLaughlin, Student Learning Coordinator & Committee Chair
Samuel Quashie, Applied Technology Chair
Christine Reidhead, Business and Education Chair
Anita Roastingear, Arts and Humanities Chair
Wesley Thomas, Dean of Graduate Studies
Thiagarajan Soundappan, Science Chair
Assessment Committee Meeting Minutes
"Navajo Technical College is currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to offer associate of applied science degrees and certificates. The results of an accreditation visit held in April 2010 renewed the college accreditation for eight years and approved the college's request for a change of mission to allow it to offer a bachelor of Applied Science degree in Information Technology. This degree will consist of 37 General Education credits, 36 core technology credits, and track credits for a total of 127 credits. The degree issued will be a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology. Noted on the degree will be one of three tracks: Computer Science, Digital Manufacturing, or New Media. The baccalaureate degree will prepare students for employment in the area of Information Technology which the Department of Labor calls a top profession growth field in the next ten years.
The best part of the year was when Dr. Jill Biden and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, attended the Aspen Institute's announcement event that ranked Navajo Tech in the top 10 percent community colleges in the United States. According to the Aspen Institute, "each of the 120 colleges ranked has demonstrated high standards for learning, college completion without delay," and success "as training grounds for jobs that pay competitive wages". This award is a source of price not only for Navajo Tech, but also for Carl Perkins, which funds many of the activities that allowed Navajo Tech to become one of the top 10% of community colleges in the nation."
Tom Platero, Chairperson
Fort Defiance Agency
Delores Greyeyes, Vice Chair
Western Navajo Agency
Dr. Carolyn Thomas Morris, Secretrary/Treasurer
Roselyn John, Member
Eastern Navajo Agency
Harry Claw, Member
NTU Student Senate President
Also a member of the Board of Regents, the NTU Student Senate President is a voting member of the Board during his/her one year term of presidency. Remaining Board positions are for four year staggered terms.
Navajo Technical University
PO Box 849
Crownpoint, NM 87313-0849
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Elmer J. Guy, President
Name Change Notes:
Crownpoint Institute of Technology to Navajo Technical College (11/3/06), Crownpoint Institute of Technology to Navajo Technical College (11/3/06) to Navajo Technical University (8/5/13)
HLC Institution ID: 2828
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Candidacy Date(s): (10/30/2003 - 10/16/2005)
Accreditation Date(s): (10/17/2005)
Year of Last PEAQ Comprehensive Evaluation: 2010 - 2011
Year of Next PEAQ Comprehensive Evaluation: 2017 - 2018
Last Action: 07/14/2015
Degrees Awarded: Associate's, Bachelor's, Masters, Certificate
Navajo Technical University's mission is to provide university readiness programs, certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.
Students, faculty, and staff will provide value to the Diné community through research, community engagement, service learning, and activities designed to foster cultural and environmental preservation and sustainable economic development.
The University is committed to a high quality, student-oriented, hands-on learning environment based on the Diné cultural principles: Nitsáhákees, Nahátá, Iína, Siihasin.
The vision of Navajo Technical University is to educate Navajo individuals; utilize state-of-the-art technology; and to enhance desirable character traits of integrity, self-discipline, loyalty, and respect which give the Navajo people hope, courage, and the resiliency essential to their survival as a people, using the strengths inherent in the Navajo cultural values and traditions.
Navajo Technical University believes that every student has the innate ability and intelligence to learn and acquire technical skills. Students have knowledge about their abilities and skills to enhance their personal, social, economic and cultural values. A disciplined learning environment, with innovative and viable community-based academic and vocational curricula, will produce a competent, educated, and self-reliant participant of the Navajo Nation in the world of work.
- To offer a quality education, associate degrees, certificates, and community education.
- To provide students with a higher learning, nondiscriminatory environment.
- To serve as a catalyst for academic progress on the Navajo Nation.
- To establish relationships with other institutions of higher learning.
Welcome to Navajo Technical University! We are glad you have chosen to come to our Institution. Our staff and faculty at our Crownpoint, New Mexico campus, Chinle, and Teec Nos Pos, Arizona instructional sites are eager to help you succeed in your effort to earn a certificate, associate, baccalaureate or a master's degree. Navajo Tech offers a variety of courses, programs, and services to meet your individual needs. Please visit our web site and online learning tools at www.navajotech.edu.
NTU is truly a special University. Here students can get involved with projects using Information Technology or Advanced Manufacturing Technology designed to build a world-class technology infrastructure. Our Culinary Arts and Baking programs will stir up a good recipe for an exciting career in this area's hospitality industry. While you are here, you might find yourself winning a state championship with the SkillsUSA program in Albuquerque and traveling to Kansas City to challenge for a national championship in Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Public Speaking, Automotive Technology, Technical Drafting, or another field. Or you might travel to American Indian Higher Education Consortium's Student Congress to compete in competitions against other tribal colleges and universities.
This General Catalog will be one of the most important resources for you. It provides descriptions of courses and programs that will guide you toward earning the certificate or degree you want to earn. Take advantage of the advisors, counselors and faculty members who are available to help you. Use this catalog as a tool to help you reach your goals.
Navajo Tech has an open door admissions policy. Therefore we welcome you with high expectations. I want to point out that we are a Navajo Nation Higher Education Institution. We want all of our Navajo and non-Navajo students to learn about the Navajo heritage and the unique Diné philosophy by taking language, culture, history, and/or government classes. We expect to produce Diné leaders who will uphold the proud traditions of our Nation.
There is so much about Navajo Tech I would like to share with you: state of the art classroom equipment, our outstanding residential facilities for families and single students, our cafeteria, and an ever-growing campus with expanding student life programs. But the best way to get to know about our university is to experience what it has to offer. Welcome to the place where education is an experience and where we will prepare you for your future.
Elmer Guy, Ph.D.