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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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Activity Report

Read about GLBQT week, Risk Management, and Degree Audit changes.

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Valerie Pickett attended the Balfour Ring Workshop hosted by the Alumni Office. They learned about proactive measures to focus on why students come to NMSU and how we can support their affinity toward the institution.  We look forward to our continued partnership with Alumni.

Dr. Montoya also attended the Crimson and White Banquet. It was a wonderful celebration of the academic accomplishments of student athletes in this past year.  It was a pleasure to visit with students about their dreams and plans and their passion for NMSU.

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Activity Report: Spring Break Version

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya convened the Enrollment Strike Force this week consisting of staff from Admissions, Financial Aid, the Vice President’s Office, and Student Information Management. This group is examining and updating all of our enrollment practices.

Dr. Montoya began working with the staff of the University Registrar’s Office to ensure a smooth transition following the retirement of Mike Zimmerman.

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NASPA 2014: USD’s process for program review

Demonstrating Excellence in Student Affairs
Margaret Leary
University of San Diego, Associate Dean of Students

A string band marched in Baltimore's St. Patrick's Day Parade, Sunday, March 16, 2014.

A string band marched in Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the day before NASPA opened, Sunday, March 16, 2014.

 

Interest in this program review process was sparked by a leadership program from their accreditation agency.

A continuum of assessment  starts at usage tracking and ends with strategic planning, in which data informs planning. Steps include: Continue reading »