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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya with Hondo at the NMSU Alumni Ring Ceremony.

Dr. Montoya with Hondo at the NMSU Alumni Ring Ceremony.

At this week’s meeting about changing admissions standards with the Provost and the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus, Dr. Bernadette Montoya represented SAEM. These meetings have provided insight into ways to serve at-risk students and help them realize their educational goals.

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What’s happening on Assessment Day?

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management will hold our first Assessment Day on May 19 from 8:15 until 1:30. This day will include:

  • A talk from the incredibly dynamic Terry Cook on The Marvelous Millenials: A Novella on the Las Cruces Campus, NMSU
  • Presentations from your colleagues about how they are  using assessment to improve their practices.
  • Informal discussions about how to start your own assessment project.
  • Poster presentations about assessment work.
  • Lunch will be in the Colfax Room at Corbett Center Student Union.

SAEM staff are invited to stop by for a session or for the whole morning, if your schedule permits. The whole schedule is at the “Continue reading” link.

Register for Assessment Day 

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya at Myrna’s Children’s Village.

Dr. Montoya at Myrna’s Children’s Village.

The SaVE Act Team, which included SAEM staff, introduced both online and face-to-face versions of NMSU Respects this week. Both versions emphasize personal responsibility as a member of a caring community while covering content required about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Both versions include a quiz on content, and new students will have to complete one version before they sign up for classes. The online version will be used system-wide.

Dr. Montoya spoke to HR liaisons and staff about organizational change management. Dr. Montoya also sang to preschoolers at Myrna’s Children’s Village this week.

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya took part in the discussions regarding changing standards for admission to NMSU this week with LULAC and NMSU students. These discussions point to the importance of ensuring that students on the Guaranteed Pathway be well served regarding advising.

SAEM Service Awards Reception honored the service milestones for our staff of about 250 employees. This spring, 31 employees are celebrating anniversaries from 5 years to 20 years. We are also celebrating this year’s graduation of 18 staff: 3 staff are graduating with associate’s degrees, 5 with bachelor’s degrees, 7 with master’s degrees, and one with a doctoral degrees. Two SAEM staff also earned certificates.

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Activity Report

This week features the Salute Military Honor Society and the J. Paul Taylor Symposium.

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Provost Dan Howard participated in the first of several listening sessions regarding changing admissions standards and ways to address low retention and graduation rates among students who enter NMSU with low GPAs. This session was with staff from the Office of Student Diversity.

Gadsden Roadrunners provide opportunities for students to become involved with extracurricular activities and to interact with the educational and business communities.

Gadsden Roadrunners provide opportunities for students to become involved with extracurricular activities and to interact with the educational and business communities.

Dr. Montoya spoke to the DACC’S Gadsden Roadrunners about continuing their education at a luncheon on Friday. The Gadsden Roadrunners is an organization for students in Business and Office Technology that provides students with opportunities to become involved in campus activities.

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