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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


Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.598.4580


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010 or 6022

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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. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need assistance.

Daniel McLaughlin
Student Learning Coordinator


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.



Program Profile Worksheet Syllabus Lesson Plan Checklist Rubric Descriptive Rubric


Rubrics and Checklists

Lab Report Oral Presentation Oral Presentation By Group Professionalism Research Report


Web-based Resources

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Resource Library

American Association of Colleges and Universities
VALUE Rubrics

Weave Online


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 is undergoing revision. Faculty are aligning the program to new requirements of the New Mexico Higher Education Department. Here is a profile of the newly revised and recently updated program.


General Education Program Assessment Plan 2019-20
Starting in 2019-20, the assessment of NTU's General Education Program will focus on the improvement of the program as a whole. Student learning data will be gathered from GenEd courses' summative assessment(s). Data summaries from all sections of the course will be compiled on a semester-by-semester basis by the University's Offices of Assessment and Institutional Research. Departmental faculty will review the data and design course and GenEd program improvements annually during Assessment Days. An annual summary that includes summaries of program improvement will be prepared by the Student Learning Committee and included in the University's Annual Student Learning Report. Curriculum revisions as needed will be designed by the appropriate departmental faculty, and reviewed and approved by the Student Learning Committee and Faculty Congress.


New Mexico Higher Education Department Links

New Mexico General Education Curriculum (models, content areas, and skills)

New Mexico Common Course Numbering System (course crosswalk and change requests)



Overview of General Education requirements in Arizona


Revised GenEd Program Courses (updated Aug 2019)

Course in NTU's 2018-19 CatalogRevised Courses for 2019-20*
Diné Studies
NAV 101 Intro to Navajo Language NAVA 1110 Navajo Language
NAV 110 Fnds of Navajo Culture ANTH 1330 Foundations in Navajo Culture
NAV 201 Intro to Nav Language – Native Speakers (Reading) NAVA 2130 Intermediate Navajo Writing I
NAV 211 Navajo History HIST 2135 Navajo History
COM 130 Public Speaking COMM 1130 Public Speaking
COM 150 Interpersonal Comm COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communications
ENG 105 Applied Technical Writing ENGL 1210 Technical Communications
ENG 110 Freshman Composition ENGL 1110 Composition I
ENG 111 Comp & Research ENGL 1120 Composition II
ENG 112 Tech Research & Writing ENGL 2210 Professional & Technical Communications
MTH 121 College Algebra MATH 1220 College Algebra
MTH 123 Trigonometry MATH 1230 Trigonometry
MTH 162 Calculus I MATH 1510 Calculus I
MTH 163 Calculus I MATH 1520 Calculus II
MTH 213 Elementary Statistics MATH 1350 Introduction to Statistics
Physical and Natural Sciences
BIO 110 Elements of Biology BIOL 1110 General Biology
BIO 131 Human Anatomy & Physio BIOL 1320C Intro to Hum Anatomy & Physio Lec & Lab II
BIO 222 General Biology with Lab BIOL 2630C General Biology Lecture & Lab
BIO 224 Microbiology BIOL 2310 Microbiology
CHM 120 General Chemistry I CHEM 1215C General Chemistry I Lecture & Lab for STEM
COM 254 Environmental Chemistry with Lab CHEM 2325 Environmental Chemistry
PHY 101 Intro to Physics PHYS 1115C Survey of Physics with Lab
PHY 111 Algebra-based Physics I PHYS 1230C Algebra-based Physics I Lecture + Lab
PHY 112 Algebra-based Physics II PHYS 1240C Algebra-based Phsyics II Lecture + Lab
PHY 121 Calculus-based Physics I PHYS 1310C Calculus-based Physics I Lecture + Lab
PHY 122 Calculus-based Physics II PHYS 1320C Calculus-based Physics II Lecture + Lab
Social & Behavioral Sciences
ECN 111 Intro to Economics ECON 1110 Survey of Economics
PSY 105 Intro to Psychology PSYC 1110 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 210 Developmental Psych PSYC 2120 Developmental Psychology
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology SOCI 1110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 210 Soc of Social Problems SOCI 2310 Contemporary Social Problems
ENG 150 Intro to Literature ENGL 1410 Introduction to Literature
ENG 160 Native American Lit ENGL 2733 Native American Literature
ENG 161 Comparative Ethnic Lit ENGL 2650 World Literature I
ENG 205 Contemporary Nav Lit ENGL 2567 Contemporary Navajo Literature
HST 210 American History to 1877 HIST 1110 United States History I
HST 220 History of the American Southwest HIST 2150 History of the American Southwest
HUM 160 Global Cinema FDMA 2175 International Cinema
HUM 170 Hist Nat Amer in Media HUMN 1130 Media and Culture
Creative & Fine Arts
ENG 155 Creative Writing ENGL 2310 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 201 Beginning Fiction Writing ENGL 2320 Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENG 202 Beginning Poetry Writing ENGL 2330 Introduction to Poetry Writing

* For designing revised syllabi, click on links in this column to access 1) NMHED-approved course certification forms or b) the NMHED's Common Course Numbering System Catalog (v. 8b) – in which case, you will need to look up the course – for identifying course outcomes and in some cases course assessments (including rubrics).


Latest Round of GenEd Course Revisions (updated Dec 2019)
Here's what's up:


Co-curricular Programming and Assessment 2020
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
2019 - 2020 2018 - 2019 2017 – 2018


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. They serve two-year terms (initially terms are staggered). The Student Learning Committee oversees designs, requirements, tools, reports, and professional development for program assessment, general education, and co-curricular programming. (This committee replaces the Assessment Committee and General Education Committee, starting in 2019-2020.)

Current members serving one-year terms:

  • Joe Chapa, Applied Technology - Crownpoint
  • Ramesh Devkota, Science – Chinle
  • Andrew Escudero, Arts & Humanities – Chinle
  • Henry Fowler, Diné Studies – Crownpoint
  • Gholam Ehteshami, Engineering, Math, & Technology – Crownpoint
  • Dianna Mullet, Arts & Humanities — Crownpoint
  • Tama Sloan, Business & Hospitality – Chinle
  • Duwayne Thomas, Engineering, Math, & Technology – Chinle

Current members serving two-year terms:

  • Chelsea Bunn, Arts & Humanities – Crownpoint
  • Jones Lee, Applied Technology – Chinle
  • Bruce Lewis, Engineering, Math, & Technology – Chinle
  • Peter Moore, Arts & Humanities – Crownpoint
  • Sharon Nelson, Diné Studies – Crownpoint
  • Rachel Pacheco, Science – Crownpoint
  • Jennifer Wheeler, Arts & Humanities – Chinle
  • Terry Yazzie, Adult Education – Chinle

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

2019 - 2020
Jan 16 2020 Nov 21 2019 Oct 31 2019 Oct 3 2019 Sep 5 2019 Aug 15 2019


Assessment Committee Meeting

2018 – 2019
May 10, 2019 February 15, 2019 November 30, 2018 November 9, 2018 October 19, 2018 September 7, 2018 August 24, 2018 August 8, 2018


2017 – 2018
June 28, 2018 May 16, 2018 April 24, 2018 April 17, 2018 March 20, 2018 March 6, 2018 February 20, 2018 February 6, 2018


Songs for Assessment

Too Many Rules and Regulations (Sugar Ray and the Bluetones)

Roll with the Punches (Van Morrison)

You Can Make It If You Try (Sly and the Family Stone)

Getting Better All The Time (The Beatles)



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

Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, New Mexico 87417

Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010