What you need to know about the Lottery Scholarship

For Fall 2014 semester, students will see some changes to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship as the result of legislation passed during this year’s Legislative Session. In short, students will still qualify if they earn a 2.5 GPA the first semester, and they need to earn that GPA based on 15 credits rather than 12. In addition, the amount…
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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Bernadette Montoya introduced incoming ASNMSU elected leadership at the Board of Regents meeting on May 9. The Board of Regents welcomed Wesley Jackson, incoming President and Jeremy Witte, incoming Vice President. NMSU campus welcomed over 1,600 graduates plus their friends and family on May 10 at…
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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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   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:

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Activity Report, March 21

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Montoya hosted a reception on Friday, March 21 to meet with SAEM’s newest employees. Molly Parker, Krystal Espinoza, Jacque Kennedy, Suzanne Price, and Cruzita Montoya enjoyed light refreshments while talking to Dr. Montoya.

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NMHEAR 2014: Social media, student success, student 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 Using Rubrics to Assess Social Media Assignment A team of education and distance education instructors at ENMU presented their research on social media assignments, and…
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NASPA 2014: Assessment and Accreditation

Strategic Planning and Accreditation Andy Mauk, University of North Carolina, Wilmington James Hunt, Florida State University   Commonalities for what accreditation agencies are seeking in student services are institutional effectiveness, student support learning, and quality enhancement.

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NM HEAR 2014: NM HED, Assessment Design, and Learning Outcomes

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   New Mexico Higher Education Department Update Mark Chisholm of the HED spoke in detail about the funding formula, as well as changes to the…
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Activity Report, March 14

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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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:…
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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.

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Activity Report, March 7

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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….
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Activity Report, February 28

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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NM HEAR 2014: Institutional Dashboards

New Mexico High Education Assessment 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 Identifying Key Performance Indicators: The Foundation of an Institutional Dashboard Jeffrey Seybert National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute Johnson County Community College Dashboards communicate to…
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