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Activity Report, February 21

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya attended a luncheon for high school counselors on Thursday. Dr. Montoya attended NMSU-Grants with Lora Coles (left) and was in Vicki Gonzales’ (right) Head Start class.

Dr. Montoya attended a luncheon for high school counselors on Thursday. Dr. Montoya attended NMSU-Grants with Lora Coles (left) and was in Vicki Gonzales’ (right) Head Start class.

The Legislative Session closed! SAEM staff supported the Office of Government Relations regarding the Lottery Scholarship, tuition waivers, high school diplomas, home schooling, and dual credit, among other issues. Governor Susana Martinez has until March 13 to sign bills. At that point, SAEM staff will begin implementing new legislation as needed.

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Activity Report, February 14

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya met new Student Engagement Staff. From left to right; Angie Martinez, Academic Advisor; Carmen Rogers, Director, Academic Support Programs-Athletics; Dr. Montoya; and Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist.

Dr. Montoya met new Student Engagement Staff. From left to right; Angie Martinez, Academic Advisor; Carmen Rogers, Director, Academic Support Programs-Athletics; Dr. Montoya; and Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Melody Munson-McGee attended the Legislative Session in Santa Fe on Monday, where they discussed concerns on changes to the Lottery Scholarship with legislators. Dr. Montoya also addressed the Legislative Senate Education Committee. ASNMSU students were at the Roundhouse representing the coalition of student governments and returned later in the week to work on the Lottery issue again.
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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

A view of the sunset at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

A view of the sunset at 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 to the spirit of student development. He indicated that this area must be seen as an academic discipline to continue to gain and maintain relevance. He reported more than ever, those with legal training are being sought to facilitate conduct programs on campuses.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Thank you for providing feedback on a recent survey about your interests in professional development opportunities. To continue providing professional development opportunities, two upcoming sessions will be offered. Everyone from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is encouraged to attend!

“Yes, and ….”, Improving Customer Service and Collaboration
Friday, February 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Corbett Center Student Union
Senate Gallery, Room #304
Presenter: Tom Smith, NMSU Theatre Arts
This interactive session will focus on behaviors that support excellent customer service.

Building Hope
9:00 am to 10:00 am and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Corbett Center Student Union
Senate Gallery, Room #304
Presenter: Michael Jasek, NMSU Dean of Students
This session will focus on bringing mental health issues to the forefront, and helping us to better understand those around us who may be dealing with mental health issues such as depression, suicidal tendencies, and anxiety.

 

 

Activity Report, February 7

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Sylvia Castillo, University Admissions (left), Adelina Rodriguez, College of Education, and other NMSU colleges and departments tabled at the Rotunda in Santa Fe for Las Cruces Days. Aggie giveaways were popular among legislators.

Sylvia Castillo, University Admissions (left), Adelina Rodriguez, College of Education, and other NMSU colleges and departments tabled at the Rotunda in Santa Fe for Las Cruces Days. Aggie giveaways were popular among legislators.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya had lunch with ASNMSU students in Santa Fe and was joined by ASUNM Student Government president (yes, we ate with a Lobo). Dr. Montoya was impressed with ASNMSU’s leadership and their work with other student governments around the state.

The SAEM Strategic Plan was released this week, showcasing SAEM accomplishments and milestones. The Leadership Team and Assessment Team will be working together this year on the next update. The plan is online at studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/plan.

By the end of the week, about a dozen new Legislative Lottery Scholarship bills had been introduced. SAEM continues to provide analysis and recommendations regarding these bills as the legislative session enters the second half.

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