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NASPA 2014: Assessment and Accreditation

NASPA 2014 conference in Baltimore, Maryland

NASPA 2014 conference in Baltimore, Maryland

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.

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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 Lottery Scholarship and its future. In terms of funding, he provided a good overview of the differences between HED’s model and the approach favored by New Mexico’s institutions of higher education. Over the next year, these entities will be looking to find consensus in their approaches to funding. Chisholm also talked about the HED’s perspective on legislature’s solution to the solvency of the Lottery Scholarship and what HED will need to do in the coming months to make it operational. Long term, it looks as if the Lottery Scholarship will need to continue to evolve in order to be sustainable.

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Activity Report, March 14

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

In collaboration with International Student and Scholar Services, University Admissions attended college fairs in Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico.

In collaboration with International Student and Scholar Services, University Admissions attended college fairs in Juarez and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Dr. Montoya briefed the Board of Regents on Monday regarding the semester’s enrollment. Enrollment is down compared to spring semester last year, and we are addressing this through closer collaboration with regional school districts and new retention efforts.

With this week’s announcement of Dr. Renay Scott as DACC President, the DACC Presidential Search Committee completed its nearly year-long search. Dr. Montoya is grateful for the many hours search committee members dedicated to this task and to the support members of the NMSU–DACC community gave to this search.

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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: Do I have the ability to make changes based on the assessment; If I could make changes, would I; and Is this information people want to know. The session provided me questions to see if the “cost” of the assessment outweighed the gains. The evaluation of cost should look at financial resources, extra work required, time required, number of people involved, potential loss of status, and amount of resistance. The benefits should look at financial benefits, improved learning, improved efficiencies, number of people who will benefit, potential rise in status and amount of good will.

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BOR Presentation, March 10, 2014

On Monday, March 10, Dr. Montoya presented an enrollment update at the Board of Regents meeting. Below is the slideshow.

You can also view her presentation at this link. Dr. Montoya begins at 00.40:18.