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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 on to complete degrees at other universities. Put another way, about 25% of student success is counted as institutional failure.

National Student Clearinghouse data shows that one in 6 students who are retained in college from their first to second fall change colleges.  Screenshot from an AACRAO webinar on college completion rate.

National Student Clearinghouse data shows that one in 6 students who are retained in college from their first to second fall change colleges.
Screenshot from an AACRAO webinar on college completion rate.

NCES tracks students as they switch universities, so can assess graduation rates regardless of where a students is enrolled. Continue reading »

American College Health Association

sanantonioriverAmerican 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 mental health problems among college students. Continue reading »

Open Forum is coming on June 26!

DSCN1943This year’s Open Forum will be June 26, in the Doña Ana Room of the Corbett Center Student Union.  This event will have 2 parts: the first will feature Bernadette’s address to SAEM, as before, and the second part will be new — the SAEM Idea Exchange. This exchange will provide an opportunity for staff to learn about other SAEM offices and how we can collaborate to improve student recruitment, retention and success. And as before, refreshments will be served. Continue reading »

Get to know the new NSR Program Specialist for Student Engagement!

marianaortegaMariana Ortega is the new NSR program specialist for the Department of Student Engagement, and she is very excited to be working in her area of passion in Student Affairs! Continue reading »

Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

During lunch, participants in SAEM’s first Assessment Day discuss how to better interact with students.

During lunch, participants in SAEM’s first Assessment Day discuss how to better interact with students.

On May 19, Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Janie Merchant, Director, University Financial Aid, attended a hearing in Santa Fe at the Higher Education Department regarding upcoming changes to the NewMexico Administrative Code for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship. The Administrative Code for the scholarship was re-written to align with legislation passed during this year’s legislative session.

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