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Council of College and Military Educators Conference

January 27-29, 2015 Anaheim, California Attendees: Candice Gilbert, Military and Veterans Programs, Terry L. Cook, Student Engagement This conference brings together approximately 1000 higher education professionals and representatives of governmental agencies serving military and veteran students to address transition and completion challenges. Guiding the practices of colleges and universities are The Principles of Excellence (POE) as […]

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Appreciative Advising Institute

July 27-30, 2014 Louisville, Kentucky Attendees: Marissa Macias, Cross Campus Advisor & Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist What is Appreciative Advising? Appreciative Advising harnesses the power of the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive psychology literature to provide a framework for increasing adviser and student success. Appreciative Advising is the intentional collaborative practice of […]

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SWASFAA Conference

Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Conference November 4-7, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Attendees: Josh Taylor and Travis Juszkiewicz   Verification Seminar by DoED Trainer, Kevin Campbell As a processor, the most helpful presentation was the Verification Seminar. Mr. Campbell noted that although the selection of verified students is random, the selection process is […]

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Hobsons University Conference

Hobsons University Conference July 21 -24 2014 Attendees: Anton Magallanez, Norma Palomino and Felipe Parra. Norma and Felipe presented on NMSU’s successful implementation of Hobsons Apply Yourself and how University Admissions consolidated the institution’s application with all the graduate program applications. Many institutions use Apply Yourself for one College or department and we are a […]

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HACU/MSI/Walmart Foundation Student Success Symposium

Monday, December 8, 2014 St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas This program is a grant-funded collaboration of 6 Hispanic-Serving Institutions, 6 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and 6 Tribal Colleges. It is a peer professional to professional mentoring program. 12   

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College Reading and Learning Association

College Reading and Learning Association St. Paul, Minnesota November 5 – 8   Low Literacy Expectations: College Football Student-Athletes’ Perceptions of The Literacy Expectations of Professors and Coaches Pamela Segal, Towson University Pamela Segal presented her doctoral research examining the literacy expectations that college football student-athletes experience, both in reality and perception. 12   

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Commuter Students 2015: Next & Best Practices

Commuter Students 2015: Next & Best Practices, An Update Webinar October 14, 2015 Barbara Jacoby, Leadership & Community Service Learning, University of MarylandTake-Aways Best Practices were presented with recommendations to improve commuter student experiences. 10   

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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. 11   

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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. 13   

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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. 13   

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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: 11   

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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. 11   

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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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