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NMC says it is ‘optimizing’ financial resources

NORTHERN Marianas College is implementing cost-saving measures to “optimize” its financial resources, NMC President Dr. Sharon Y. Hart said in a report to the board of regents.

She said the dean of academic program and services, David J. Attao, met with his leadership team and administration managers to review all multiple classes and other classes that can be combined.

Hart said NMC will no longer offer courses with less than 20 students starting this summer and through the fall semester.

The new policy will mean savings for NMC, she added.

However, she said the college will hire adjunct instructor for some courses that students need  but don’t get a lot of enrollees.

Hart said they will also combine the HR director and legal counsel  positions.

Also in her report, Hart said she will meet with the Commonwealth Election Commission to discuss Senate Legislative Initiative 17-12, which will give the board of regents the authority to establish NMC’s mission statement.

Hart said they want to identify what are the next steps before NMC can launch a public awareness campaign about S.L.I. 17-12, which will be on the ballot this November.

NMC supports the proposal.

According to Hart, NMC is also tracking House Bill 17-294 which the Senate passed recently.

The bill, which now heads to the governor, gives the board of regents greater flexibility in establishing the requirement for resident and nonresident tuition.

Hart also reported that 42 students received Title IV funding in the total amount of $25,647 for the summer 2012 session.

There were 33 students who received a College Access Challenge Grant scholarship  amounting to $25,050 for  summer 2012, while 744 students submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid for school year 2012-2013.