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NASPA Regional Conference

One Size Does Not Fit All Precious Porras & Cody Charles – University of Kansas Sizeism is the mistreatment or discrimination against people based on their perceived (or self-perceived) body size of shape. 00   

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Trends & Issues in Outdoor Experiential Learning Programs

Association of Experiential Education 7th Annual Trends and Issues in Outdoor Experiential Programs Panel Discussion October 23-26th, 2014 Chattanooga, TN Panelists: Betsy Lindley: Utah Valley University & Tom Holman: Southeast Missouri State University Ben Gabriel, Kenny Coppedge, and Sasha Garcia attended the 7th Annual Trends and Issues in Outdoor Experiential Programs panel to discuss issues currently facing […]

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NMSU Registrar staff met with HED

On September 30, 2014, Registrar staff from universities across the state met with the Higher Education Department (HED) at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center. Denise Esquibel and Kim Eiland represented New Mexico State University at the meeting. 50   

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Webinar: Handling Difficult and Disruptive Behaviors

September 23, 2014 Attendees: Advisors, SAEM Staff, Graduate School Staff Attendees discuss the benefits of the webinar training. The webinar discussed techniques on providing excellent customer service to students and visitors, as well as steps on handling student problems. 1. Create a warm and friendly office environment. Remove clutter and make sure areas are clean. […]

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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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National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

June 29 – July 3, 2014 Nashville, TN Presentation: Getting a Seat at the Table This presentation addressed how to be included in discussions that don’t typically include financial aid staff. This message is relevant to many areas of SAEM. 72   

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WACUBO: Lean Process Improvement

April 22-23, 2014 Salt Lake City, Utah I’ve seen process maps and have always been impressed by the pictorial depiction. It’s simple, concise and clear. By mapping a process, a person or workgroup automatically begins to question the value of each step. Questions that may not arise during the day to day act of completing […]

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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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American College Health Association

American College Health Association May 27th -May 30th in San Antonio, TX Envisioning, Building, Achieving The Education-Health Connection: Fostering Student Success by Reducing Health-Risk Behaviors The University of Maryland presented findings on their updated Lifestyle Study that has been going since 2003. This session included topics addressing excessive drinking, illicit and nonmedical drug use and […]

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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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NMHEAR 2014: Social media, student success, student retention

New Mexico High Education and Retention Conference February 27-28, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico SAEM attendees included: Jeanelle Chavez, Claire Cortner, Ben Gabriel, Michael Jasek, Phillip Johnson, David Melendez, Melody Munson-McGee Using Rubrics to Assess Social Media Assignment A team of education and distance education instructors at ENMU presented their research on social media assignments, and […]

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NASPA 2014: Assessment and Accreditation

Strategic Planning and Accreditation Andy Mauk, University of North Carolina, Wilmington James Hunt, Florida State University   Commonalities for what accreditation agencies are seeking in student services are institutional effectiveness, student support learning, and quality enhancement. 42   

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NM HEAR 2014: NM HED, Assessment Design, and Learning Outcomes

New Mexico High Education and Retention Conference February 27-28, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico SAEM attendees included: Jeanelle Chavez, Claire Cortner, Ben Gabriel, Michael Jasek, Phillip Johnson, David Melendez, Melody Munson-McGee   New Mexico Higher Education Department Update Mark Chisholm of the HED spoke in detail about the funding formula, as well as changes to the […]

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NM HEAR 2014: Assessment Mistakes and Retention

New Mexico High Education and Retention Conference February 27-28, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico SAEM attendees included: Jeanelle Chavez, Claire Cortner, Ben Gabriel, Michael Jasek, Phillip Johnson, David Melendez, Melody Munson-McGee   Seven Ways to Get Assessment Wrong and How to Get it Right Presented by Tom Angelo In Tom Angelo’s presentation, he asked three questions: […]

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NM HEAR 2014: Institutional Dashboards

New Mexico High Education Assessment and Retention Conference February 27–28, 2014 Albuquerque, New Mexico SAEM attendees included: Jeanelle Chavez, Claire Cortner, Ben Gabriel, Michael Jasek, Phillip Johnson, David Melendez, Melody Munson-McGee Identifying Key Performance Indicators: The Foundation of an Institutional Dashboard Jeffrey Seybert National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute Johnson County Community College Dashboards communicate to […]

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Association of Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference 2014

Association of Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference 2014 Strong Foundations/New Horizons February 5-9, 2014 St. Pete Beach, Florida   Conduct Officers as Facilitators/Educators or Compliance Administrators by Peter Lake Mr. Lake discussed compliance issues in conduct offices. He stated that the field of student conduct is becoming more legalistic versus educational while trying to hold on […]

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Accessing Higher Ground Conference (Accessible Media, Web & Technology)

Westminster, Colorado November 6-8, 2013 The theme of this year’s Assessing Higher Ground conference was Integrating University Design Content into University Curriculum. In addition to two plenary lunches, there were many excellent workshops presented related to accessibility as well as exhibitor tables and presentations of different products. The opportunity to meet and network with individuals […]

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Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU)

October 26-28, 2013 Chicago, Illinois Attendees: Laura Gutierrez Spencer “Becoming an Undocumented Student Ally” from Northeastern Illinois University The session discussed forming a committee and trainings that were modeled after LGBT SafeZone trainings. The all-day training for university staff was called “Undocumented Student Ally Training.” Staff in some departments were told by their supervisors that […]

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National Orientation Directors Association Regional Conference

National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) February 8-9, 2013 Albuquerque, New Mexico Attendees: Clarissa Maldonado and Lisa Kirby UNM hosted with schools attending from Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. The conference was titled “Values-Driven Leadership” and focused on the programming possibilities by student driven new student orientations. The conference was populated mostly by students who […]

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College Board’s Native American Student Advocacy Institute 2013

University of Montana-Missoula and Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT May 30 and 31, 2013 Attendees: Justin McHorse and Michael Ray of the American Indian Program NASAI is a product of American Indian higher education professionals and leaders who desired an organization with the purpose of supporting, advancing, and empowering Native Americans in higher education. […]

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