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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010

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Welcome to Resources for Student Learning!
The resources here are designed to promote optimum student learning and development at NTU through planning, assessment, and reporting processes based on Diné Philosophy of Education, accreditation criteria, and best practices.

Daniel McLaughlin
Student Learning Coordinator


Resources for COVID-19 Disruptions

With the spread of Covid-19, starting in March, 2020 and extending into fall, 2020, many classes have moved online. Here, courtesy of the Tribal College Journal, you will find an annotated bibliography on best practices for teaching online.






    • Kramer, J. (2020, March 16). Best Practices When Moving Your Teaching Online in a Hurry. In Harvard Extension School. Retrieved at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQKavQcWVMo&feature=youtu.be
      Comprehensive overview for moving your class online. Utilizes a variety of elements, including videos, PowerPoint, and recorded lectures.


    • Lincoln Land Community College Learning Lab. (2015, July 28). Recording a PowerPoint Presentation with Voice-Over Narration and Saving it as a Movie File. Retrieved at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=selYsj94RQg
      Simple instructions on how to record a PowerPoint presentation with narration.




Another important resource is from Moodle – NTU's online Learning Management System. Check out "Learn Moodle Basics" at: https://learn.moodle.org/


Program Assessment
Assessment is the process of establishing learning goals, providing learning opportunities, assessing student learning, and using results to implement improvements. The process is ongoing. It follows the logic of the Life Principles of Diné Philosophy of Education: Nitsáhákees (critical thinking), Nahat’á (planning), Iiná (implementation), and Sih Hasin (reflection). This takes place for every certificate and degree program.




Rubrics and Checklists


Web-based Resources

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Resource Library

American Association of Colleges and Universities
VALUE Rubrics


General Education
General Education is the foundation for all degree and certificate programs. It provides students with knowledge, skills, attributes, and values needed to learn actively, communicate clearly, think critically, creatively, and reflectively, and to interact effectively in diverse environments. General Education helps students become independent, critical thinkers, competent in their chosen professions by possessing a solid foundation in math, English, laboratory, social and behavioral sciences, communication, and information technology.


Program Revisions
NTU's GenEd program has been revised and aligned to the Common Course Numbering System of the New Mexico Higher Education Department.


General Education Program Assessment Plan 2020-2021
Assessment of the GenEd program takes place one goal/semester at a time. Data summaries of direct and indirect measures are compiled on an annual basis by the University's Offices of Assessment and Institutional Research. An annual summary that includes recommendations for program improvement is prepared by the Student Learning Committee and included in the University's Annual Student Learning Report. Curriculum revisions as needed are designed by the Student Learning Committee and reviewed and approved by the Faculty Congress.


New Mexico Higher Education Department Links




Co-curricular Programming and Assessment 2021
The goal of Co-Curricular Student Learning and Development at NTU is to provide value to Diné communities through research, community engagement, and service learning projects, and projects that foster cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, and economic development.

Co-Curricular activities are organized by faculty members as course assignments for course credit, and by faculty sponsors in student organizations. Projects require at least ten hours of out-of-class participation and are assessed through a reflective essay or survey.

Students who complete an end-of-project survey do so using an online instrument. Data are organized by the Student Learning Coordinator. Copies of students’ reflective essays are submitted to the Student Learning Coordinator for program improvement analysis. The CCP is overseen and improved annually by NTU’s Student Learning Committee.


Assessment Reports


Assessment Guides


Student Learning Committee
The Student Learning Committee consists of members of the Faculty Congress who represent each academic department and degree-granting campus location. Members are nominated by academic department chairpersons. The Student Learning Committee oversees policies, requirements, tools, reports, and professional development for program assessment, general education, and co-curricular programming.

Adult Education

  • Terry Yazzie — Chinle

General Education

  • Andrew Escudero — Chinle
  • Bruce Lewis — Chinle
  • Peter Moore — Crownpoint

Applied Tech

  • Joe Chapa — Crownpoint
  • Jones Lee — Crownpoint
  • Lorencita Billiman — Bond Wilson

Arts & Humanities

  • Chelsea Bunn — Crownpoint
  • Dianna Mullet — Crownpoint


  • Phil Quink — Crownpoint

Diné & Zuni Studies

  • Sharon Nelson — Crownpoint
  • Belinda Tsabetsaye — A:shiwi

Engineering, Math, & Technology

  • Gholam Ehteshami — Crownpoint
  • Duwayne Thomas — Chinle


  • Ramesh Dvkota — Chinle
  • Rachel Pacheco — Crownpoint

Academic Administration

  • Vangie Nez — Bond Wilson
  • Reynelle Lowsayatee — A:shiwi
  • Jennifer Wheeler — Crownpoint

Serving ex officio

  • Casmir Agbaraji, Dean of Instruction
  • Sheena Begay, Institutional Research
  • Dody Begay, Information Technology

Committee chair

  • Daniel McLaughlin, Student Learning Coordinator



Student Learning Committee

2020 - 2021

2019 - 2020


Assessment Committee Meeting

2018 – 2019


2017 – 2018


Songs for Assessment




Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.387.7401
Fax: 505.786.5644

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

Bond Wilson Technical Center
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010