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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.

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.

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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.

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NM HEAR 2014: Institutional Dashboards

New Mexico High Education Assessment and Retention Conference

Albuquerque Old Town plaza. Photo by Richie Diesterheft

Albuquerque Old Town plaza. Photo by Richie Diesterheft

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

Identifying Key Performance Indicators: The Foundation of an Institutional Dashboard

Jeffrey Seybert
National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute
Johnson County Community College

Dashboards communicate to non-technical audiences institutional progress towards strategic goals. They are a tool for communication, evaluation, and performance against benchmarks.

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