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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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Activity Report, February 21

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya attended a luncheon for high school counselors on Thursday. Dr. Montoya attended NMSU-Grants with Lora Coles (left) and was in Vicki Gonzales’ (right) Head Start class.

Dr. Montoya attended a luncheon for high school counselors on Thursday. Dr. Montoya attended NMSU-Grants with Lora Coles (left) and was in Vicki Gonzales’ (right) Head Start class.

The Legislative Session closed! SAEM staff supported the Office of Government Relations regarding the Lottery Scholarship, tuition waivers, high school diplomas, home schooling, and dual credit, among other issues. Governor Susana Martinez has until March 13 to sign bills. At that point, SAEM staff will begin implementing new legislation as needed.

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Activity Report, February 14

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya met new Student Engagement Staff. From left to right; Angie Martinez, Academic Advisor; Carmen Rogers, Director, Academic Support Programs-Athletics; Dr. Montoya; and Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist.

Dr. Montoya met new Student Engagement Staff. From left to right; Angie Martinez, Academic Advisor; Carmen Rogers, Director, Academic Support Programs-Athletics; Dr. Montoya; and Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Melody Munson-McGee attended the Legislative Session in Santa Fe on Monday, where they discussed concerns on changes to the Lottery Scholarship with legislators. Dr. Montoya also addressed the Legislative Senate Education Committee. ASNMSU students were at the Roundhouse representing the coalition of student governments and returned later in the week to work on the Lottery issue again.
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Association of Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference 2014

Association of Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference 2014

Strong Foundations/New Horizons
February 5-9, 2014
St. Pete Beach, Florida

A view of the sunset at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

A view of the sunset at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

 

Conduct Officers as Facilitators/Educators or Compliance Administrators by Peter Lake

Mr. Lake discussed compliance issues in conduct offices. He stated that the field of student conduct is becoming more legalistic versus educational while trying to hold on to the spirit of student development. He indicated that this area must be seen as an academic discipline to continue to gain and maintain relevance. He reported more than ever, those with legal training are being sought to facilitate conduct programs on campuses.

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