NMSU branding
New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University

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.

Continue reading »

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.

Continue reading »

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.

Activity Report, March 7

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

From Left to right: Tony Marin, Director of Student Affairs; Bernadette Montoya, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; James Hall, Associate Athletic Director; Jordan Banegas, Student Regent; and Provost Howard celebrated TRiO Day of Service.

From Left to right: Tony Marin, Director of Student Affairs; Bernadette Montoya, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; James Hall, Associate Athletic Director; Jordan Banegas, Student Regent; and Provost Howard celebrated TRiO Day of Service.

The three finalists for the President of Doña Ana Community College visited Las Cruces this week for day-long interviews.

Dr. Montoya spoke Saturday at the Trio Day of Service. She addressed the crowd about her personal experiences in pursuing her education and what prompted her educational choices. This year, TRiO participants, painted seats on the northeast side of Aggie Memorial Stadium with the help of NMSU Athletics and the Office of Facilities Services.

Continue reading »

Activity Report, February 28

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya (right) addresses the crowd at the DACC to NMSU Transfer Reception.

Dr. Montoya (right) addresses the crowd at the DACC to NMSU Transfer Reception.

Dr. Montoya emceed the graduate recognition events at the DACC to NMSU Transfer Reception on February 26. The event recognizes graduating DACC students interested in transferring to NMSU.

Dr. Montoya and Valerie Pickett of University Admissions discussed collaborating with Cooperative Extension Services on recruiting strategies. The Extension offices expand NMSU’s presence into all of New Mexico’s 33 counties.

Continue reading »