Building hope

On October 9, 2013, Dr. Michael Jasek will host Building Hope at 7:00 pm in the East Ballroom of the Corbett Center Student Union. In a recent email, Dr. Jasek wrote that in his first year on campus, he became aware of the seriousness of mental health issues, specifically depression, among students. Based on national data,…
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Activity Report, September 6

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Bernadette Montoya plus Jeremy Witte and Lydia Hammond of ASNMSU attended the second of three Senate Memorial 101 Working Group meetings. They presented a proposal to address the Lottery Fund solvency problem that addresses state-wide higher education goals of access, completion, and solvency. The SAEM Assessment Team…
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Call for nominations – Annual SAEM Staff Excellence Award

The Executive Leadership Team of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is seeking nominations to recognize individual staff members who exhibit exceptional performance above and beyond their normal job duties. Exceptional performance could be a major accomplishment, excellent work ethic and/or outstanding customer service which significantly contributed to the goals of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.  The…
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What is a mission statement?

A mission statement is a summary of the goals and values of a business, organization, or an individual. Questions our mission statement should answer: What do we do? How do we do it? Who do we do it for? What distinguishes us from the rest of NMSU? How do we add value? Examples of mission…
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What is a vision statement?

A vision statement is a short review of what a business or organization wants to look like in the future. Questions our vision statement should answer: Where do we hope to be? Imagine SAEM Assessment in 3 to 5 years. During that time, we have worked to improve our service, workplace, practices, and expertise. What…
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Creating a mission and vision for SAEM

I am excited to announce the next phase of development for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at NMSU. To address who we are and where we are seeking to go, this fall, every member of SAEM will have the opportunity to contribute to crafting mission and vision statements for SAEM. Our process will start formally…
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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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Activity Report, August 30

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Montoya presented a proposal, created by a group of NMSU faculty, staff, and students, to President Carruthers to address solvency of the Legislative Lottery Fund. She and ASNMSU Legislative Affairs Director Jeremy Witte will present the proposal to the Lottery Working Group created by HED Secretary…
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Take a look at the Storify post about Aggie Welcome Week!

New Mexico State University students posting about the first week of Fall 2013. [View the story “NMSU Aggie Welcome 2013” on Storify]

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Activity Report, August 23

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya From Move-in Day to Ask Me Tables, staff from all areas of SAEM welcomed students back to campus during Aggie Welcome and Orientation. Highlights of our week included Student Convocation and AggieFest. The goal of these events is for students to build community among their colleagues and…
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Activity Report, August 16

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Recognizing that power outages would not eliminate our need for caffeine, we hastily arranged coffee and donuts for SAEM staff during last week’s power outage. The coffee arrived about the same time power was restored, but SAEM colleagues still took the opportunity for some collegial conversation. Dr….
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Admissions, tutoring, and food pantry have changed locations

As the fall semester approaches, some of our offices will be changing locations. University Admissions has moved from Suite 301 to Suite 805 in the Educational Services Building. This new space gives students and families more privacy when speaking with Admissions Advisors and staff members. The Aggie Cupboard, NMSU’s food pantry, has moved from the Christian…
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Activity Report, August 9

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On August 8, open enrollment for campuses began for Fall 2013. Students can now enroll in classes on any campus, provided they are eligible to enroll in that class. We are recommending that students meet with an academic and financial aid advisor to discuss how enrolling on…
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Upcoming assessment workshops

Assessment 201: Creation of Measuring Tools Wednesday, August 14 1:30-3:00 pm Friday, September 6 8:30-10:00 am Assessment 301: Analysis of Data Wednesday, May 14 1:30-3:00 pm Monday, May 26 10:30-12:00 pm Friday, June 6 8:30-10:00 am Assessment 401: Using the Data Friday June 13 8:30-10:00 am Monday, June 16 1:30-3:00 pm Wednesday June 25 10:30-12:00pm…
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Fundraising in Student Affairs

These are the final notes from VP Montoya’s trip to APLU in Wisconsin. This year, the focus was on 5 main topics: Persistence, Progress and Programs; Lessons Learned from Penn State; Technology and Student Development; Fundraising in Student Affairs; and Federal Legislation Impacting Student Affairs. Fundraising in Student Affairs Several institutions are finding good private funding opportunities…
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Activity Report, August 2

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Bernadette Montoya welcomed new Aggies and their families from the Albuquerque area at last weekend’s Senior Send-off at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center. New students left with door prizes of dorm-sized refrigerators, Aggie gear, and school supplies. Dr. Montoya and two students from ASNMSU attended the first meeting of…
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Technology and student development

Here are more notes from VP Montoya’s trip to APLU in Wisconsin. This year, the focus was on 5 main topics: Persistence, Progress and Programs; Lessons Learned from Penn State; Technology and Student Development; Fundraising in Student Affairs; and Federal Legislation Impacting Student Affairs. Next week we will publish the last installment in this series….
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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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SAEM Executive Team retreat

For the third year in a row, the SAEM Executive Team met for a one-and-a-half day leadership retreat. The focus this year was on the 5 Principals of Exemplary Leadership as described in The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. The retreat was grounded in the work we did the past two years on…
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Activity Report, July 26

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Montoya and ASNMSU representatives Lydia Hammond and Collin King attended the first meeting of the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Work Group by the New Mexico Higher Education Department onJuly 25. Dr. Montoya attended a table-top emergency preparedness exercise on Monday, July 22, 2013. The scenario was a…
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