New Mexico Highlands University

Accelerated Learning Program Directory: New Mexico Highlands UniversityEnglish Department, Douglas Hall 150
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Size of school (credit students): 0 – 5000

Contact information:

Jason McIntosh

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 43%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 2
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 1
How are students placed into developmental English courses: ACT, Other
Developmental courses are located in the English Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: January 14, 2013
Sections offered in 1st semester: 1
Sections offered current semester: 6
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 20
Class size for ALP developmental section: 10
The same instructor teaches the first-year composition and the developmental course in ALP.
More than half of ALP first year composition class students have current placement first year composition.
ALP developmental class meets 3 hours per week.


Faculty are unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.