New Mexico Higher Education Advisory Committee

Higher Education Academic Program Review

Proposed new undergraduate and graduate programs will be considered by the NMHEAC, which is a committee that consists of the cabinet secretaries of higher education, department of workforce solutions, department of finance and administration, department of economic development, and the director of the legislative finance committee or their designees. The committee will also include four chief academic officers, one representing each higher education sector in the state.

The NMHEAC will meet four times a year at the HED office in Santa Fe:

      Meeting Date    Submission Deadline   Agenda    Recommendation Summaries
October 17, 2018September 28, 2018  AgendaRecommendation Summary
December 19, 2018November 16,2018  N/AMeeting Canceled
March 22, 2019February 22, 2019  AgendaRecommendation Summary
June 7, 2019April 26, 2019  AgendaRecommendation Summary
September 26, 2019August 30, 2019  AgendaRecommendation Summary
December 6, 2019November 4, 2019  AgendaRecommendation Summary
March 5, 2020January 31, 2020N/AMeeting Canceled
May 1, 2020April 3, 2020N/A*Meeting Rescheduled
June 5, 2020May 1, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
September 17, 2020August 7, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
October 15, 2020September 18, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
November 19, 2020October 16, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary.
February 25, 2021December 18, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
April 1, 2021March 5, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
May 6, 2021April 9, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
July 29, 2021June 11, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
October 21, 2021September 27, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
December 9, 2021November 15, 2021AgendaRecommentation Summary
March 3, 2022February 7, 2022AgendaRecommendation Summary
April 21, 2022March 28, 2022AgendaRecommendation Summary
September 29, 2022September 6, 2022Agenda 
November 3, 2022October 10, 2022Agenda 
April 13, 2023March 13, 2023Agenda 
August 10, 2023July 10, 2023Agenda 
**October 18, 2023September 14,2023  
November 30, 2023October 19, 2023  
April 25, 2024March 21, 2024  


**The meeting scheduled for October 12, 2023 has been rescheduled to October 18, 2023, the submission deadline of September 14 did not change.

*Due the COVID-19 crisis the meeting scheduled for May 1, 2020 and its submission deadline of April 3, 2020 has been postponed and rescheduled to a meeting date of June 5, 2020 and a submission date of May 1, 2020.

Committee meetings will begin at 10:30 AM and continue until the business on the agenda is complete. When making a request to add a new program, a completed application must be submitted to the NMHED Academic Affairs Portal on or before the submission date listed above.


NMHED Contact for NMHEAC meetings:

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