New Mexico State University Carlsbad

1500 University Dr.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Size of school (credit students): 0 – 5000

Contact information:

Dr. Shelley DeBlasis

Developmental writing program

Percentage of students placed into developmental writing: 94%
Levels of developmental writing courses offered: 2
Non-ALP upper level developmental writing sections offered: 2
How are students placed into developmental English courses: Compass
Developmental courses are located in Developmental Studies Department.

About Accelerated Learning Program

Date began: January 17, 2013
Sections offered in 1st semester: 1
Sections offered current semester: 2
Model: CCBC ALP model
Class size for first-year composition sections: 10
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 4 hours per week.


Faculty are non-unionized and paid full credits for teaching ALP.