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Webinar: 2014 E-Expectations Report by Noel-Levitz

Noel-Levitz publishes a study annually based on a survey of college-bound high school seniors and parents regarding their expectations about college recruiting.  The full report is at noellevitz.com (free, but requires registration). When this study was completed in March and April of 2014, many seniors had not yet applied to college and were still looking. […]

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Idea Exchange continues…

Missed your chance to get a snazzy polo shirt at the Open Forum? Contribute to the Idea Exchange through the comments below and a polo shirt can be yours (until we run out)! The 2014 Open Forum included an opportunity to talk with colleagues about our shared work in promoting student retention and success. If […]

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2014 Open Forum Presentation

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Webinar: College Completion Rates

AACRAO Webinar Douglas Shapiro, Executive Research Director National Clearinghouse Research Center Dr. Shapiro based his discussion on the recent publication Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates – Fall 2007 Cohort. Graduation rates that are reported nationally count students who change institutions as drop outs, but NCES data suggests that students often go […]

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Open Forum is coming on June 26!

This year’s Open Forum will be June 26, in the Doña Ana Room of the Corbett Center Student Union.  This event will have 2 parts: the first will feature Bernadette’s address to SAEM, as before, and the second part will be new — the SAEM Idea Exchange. This exchange will provide an opportunity for staff […]

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Learning Outcomes in SAEM

“We are just as much a part of the teaching-learning process as any discipline. We have to see ourselves as that and not as paperwork processors.” Dr. Bernadette Montoya Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Everybody understands that learning takes place in university classrooms and laboratories. But students learn through interacting with student affairs and enrollment […]

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What you need to know about the Lottery Scholarship

For Fall 2014 semester, students will see some changes to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship as the result of legislation passed during this year’s Legislative Session. In short, students will still qualify if they earn a 2.5 GPA the first semester, and they need to earn that GPA based on 15 credits rather than 12. In addition, the amount […]

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What’s happening on Assessment Day?

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will hold our first Assessment Day on May 19 from 8:15 until 1:30. This day will include: A talk from the incredibly dynamic Terry Cook on The Marvelous Millenials: A Novella on the Las Cruces Campus, NMSU Presentations from your colleagues about how they are  using assessment to improve their practices. Informal […]

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NASPA 2014: USD’s process for program review

Demonstrating Excellence in Student Affairs Margaret Leary University of San Diego, Associate Dean of Students   Interest in this program review process was sparked by a leadership program from their accreditation agency. A continuum of assessment  starts at usage tracking and ends with strategic planning, in which data informs planning. Steps include: 51   

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What is SAEM working on?

Here are some things we are working on. 12   

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Winners from the BBQ!

Congratulations! Winners of the giveaways from picnic are: Aggie Gear: Rene Samaniego (Health and Wellness); Barbara Shen (University Registrar); Carylee Summers (Health and Wellness); Rainy Estrada (Student Life) Rec Sports packs: Catherine Antony (Student Information Management); Nisha Todi (Student Life); Anton Magallanez (University Admissions); Mary Chavez (University Admissions) Lunch with Bernadette: Montevis Price (Counseling Center) University Admissions […]

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Assessment 101

Assessment might be livelier than you think! About 15 SAEM staff attended this week’s workshop, led by Michael Jasek, Dean of Students. We created the wordle from their responses to the question “Why do we do assessment?” Are YOU interested in improvement? The next workshop is Friday, June 28, 9-10:30 am, Faculty Senate Chambers, Garcia Annex. You […]

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Legislative Lottery Update from Santa Fe

In a letter dated May 31, Dr. Jose Z. Garcia, Secretary of Higher Education announced that the Lottery Scholarship will cover 100% of tuition for the fall 2013 semester. He also announced that the “scholarship will experience a significant deficit” beginning in the spring semester of 2014 if the Legislature takes no further action. Dr. […]

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Employee Council Chair-Elect

Congratulations to Monica Dunivan of Military and Veterans Programs on her election to Chair-Elect of NMSU’s Employee Council. The Chair-Elect position starts a 3-year leadership cycle which  includes being the next Chair and then Past Chair. As Chair-Elect, Monica will fill in for the Chair when necessary at Employee Council, Admin Council and Board of […]

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Three Career Services staff earn certification

Congratulations to NMSU Career Services staff members Elizabeth Ortega, Coordinator for Employer Relations, Roseanne Bensley, Associate Director and Yvonne Franco, Career Resource Coordinator! They were recently certified as Global Career Development Facilitators (GCDF) through the GCDF Training Program. The curriculum addresses major career development areas and provides up-to-date resources providing relevant skills and knowledge to […]

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Terry Cook goes Above and Beyond!

On December 14, Dr. Terry Cook, Vice President for Student Engagement, was awarded the Board of Regent’s Above and Beyond Award. Terry has worked at NMSU since 1993, and has served in roles of progressive responsibility. In her current role as Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement, she is known for her enthusiasm, wisdom, and […]

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NMSU receives national diversity award

New Mexico State University has been selected as an inaugural recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. “New Mexico State University has many unique diversity programs and initiatives in place that either met or exceeded the standards by which […]

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Continuing Education Program of American Conference 2012 (F. Addo-Yobo)

Continuing Education Program of American (CEPA) 2012 October 18-20, 2012 Corpus Cristi, Texas Key learning: 1)     Today, student affairs officials are aware of developmental complexities facing students in behavior, change and growth. 2)     Academic institutions foster or affirm students’ individuality. Students are exhorted to generate confidence in themselves independent of others. 3)     In preparing graduate students […]

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NAACO Western Regional Conference (M. Marquez and S. Ponce)

North American Association of Commencement Officers Regional Conference Monday, October 1, 2012 University of California, Davis Attendees: Marisela Marquez and Shelaine Ponce Look, Feel, & Sound of the Ceremony and Campus Presented by Rob Shelton Rob Shelton, a Sales Manager for BP Productions, has over ten years of experience in the event industry. He has […]

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Congratulations to outstanding students in Rec Sports!

These students were recognized on October 25, 2012 by the Recreational Sports for their outstanding leadership as student employees . From left to right: Teddy Atkins received the award for Vaughn Corley Excellence in Intramural Sports; Megan McCravey received the award for Jack Welch Excellence in Aquatics; and Benjamin Dove received the award for Paul LaPorte Excellence […]

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