On October 9, 2013, Dr. Michael Jasek will host Building Hope at 7:00 pm in the East Ballroom of the Corbett Center Student Union.
In a recent email, Dr. Jasek wrote that in his first year on campus, he became aware of the seriousness of mental health issues, specifically depression, among students. Based on national data, we know that the number of students suffering from depression is likely greater than what is brought to our attention.
Dr. Jasek wants to start a dialog on campus about depression and other mental health issues faced by some students, faculty, and staff. To begin this dialog, the Office of the Dean of Students along with the Counseling Center will host this event.
Building Hope will focus on depression. The program will look at national trends, symptoms of depression, and what to do if someone shows signs of depression. However, this program seeks to take the dialog to the next level. Building Hope will go beyond numbers, symptoms, and response. Building Hope will put a face on depression. It will not talk of depression as a “them” but rather as “us” or “me.”
The projected outcome of Building Hope is to give participants the hope and realization that those who suffer from depression are not alone; there are others who suffer and there are those who care. The goal is to create a dialog around the issue of depression and mental health.
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Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya
- Bernadette Montoya plus Jeremy Witte and Lydia Hammond of ASNMSU attended the second of three Senate Memorial 101 Working Group meetings. They presented a proposal to address the Lottery Fund solvency problem that addresses state-wide higher education goals of access, completion, and solvency.
- The SAEM Assessment Team drafted their mission statement this week: “SAEM Assessment builds a culture of evidence within our division to continuously improve the programs, services, and experiences provided to NMSU students.”
University Admissions, Ms. Valerie Pickett
- The recruiting season for Fall 2014 is underway! Recruiters are traveling to College Days in New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona, and recruiters from International and Border Programs have started a 2-week swing through South America. See more at http://prospective.nmsu.edu/general/recruitment-events.html.
University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, Ms. Janie Merchant
- The Scholar Dollars system paid over $7.2 million to students for the 2013–2014 fiscal year so far. This total includes endowed scholarships, current use scholarships, grants, fellowships, and athletic aid.
University Registrar, Mr. Mike Zimmerman
- NMSU students system-wide completed 649 degrees at the end of the summer 2013 term: 229 associate degrees, 280 bachelor degrees, and 140 graduate degrees.
Student Engagement, Dr. Terry Cook
- Career Services presented the 2012–2013 Candidate Survey of Employment Status Analysis of Results to the Presidents’ Advisory Council. The primary objective of the survey is to determine NMSU student employment status after graduation.
- Career Service’s Resume AggieMania started on September 4 and runs through September 10. Career Services staff review student resumes at various locations around campus, including the Business Complex Lobby, the Engineering College, Corbett Center Student Union, O’Donnell Hall, and the Gerald Thomas Lobby.
Student Life, Dr. Michael Jasek
David Lynn, President of the Inter-Fraternity Counsel, rides a mechanical bull at a Rush event.
- Campus Activities hosted CLUB RUSH on Tuesday and Thursday at the Corbett Center Student Union. This event gave students a chance to learn about campus organizations. All space available was occupied both days by clubs interested in outreach.
- Campus Activities visited to four sections of University 150 to discuss the benefits of campus involvement for all students.
- Greek Affairs: 98 men accepted bids to join one of the 10 fraternities on campus.
- Dean of Students and representatives from the Round Up developed a plan to address concerns the paper has about a lack of support by the University.
- Michael Jasek presented “Assessment 201: Tools for Documenting Learning” to about a dozen staff members from SAEM. These workshops present assessment tools and techniques to any member of SAEM interested in improving our practices and outcomes.
The Executive Leadership Team of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is seeking nominations to recognize individual staff members who exhibit exceptional performance above and beyond their normal job duties. Exceptional performance could be a major accomplishment, excellent work ethic and/or outstanding customer service which significantly contributed to the goals of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. The winning staff members will receive a one-time cash payment of $500 in recognition of their contributions.
Regular SAEM staff members can nominate a SAEM colleague by completing the appropriate short form provided below. All nominations are due to Dacia Sedillo, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or interdepartment mail to MSC 3EM, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013. The SAEM Executive Leadership Team will review all nominations and make recommendations to Vice President Montoya for a final decision.
Winners will be announced at the Annual SAEM Homecoming BBQ event on October 25, 2013.
Non-Exempt: Employee Recognition Nomination-Non-Exempt
Exempt: Employee Recognition Nomination-Exempt
Reminder: The Board of Regents accepts nominations for their Above & Beyond Award all year.
A mission statement is a summary of the goals and values of a business, organization, or an individual.
Questions our mission statement should answer:
- What do we do?
- How do we do it?
- Who do we do it for?
- What distinguishes us from the rest of NMSU?
- How do we add value?
Examples of mission statements
New Mexico State University Mission Statement: New Mexico State University is the state’s land-grant university, serving the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service.
Colorado State University Student Affairs Mission Statement: The Division of Student Affairs fosters a campus community that supports students in the development of their unique potential, inspiring them to be active learners, successful graduates, and engaged global citizens.
Assessment Mission Statements
The mission of Planning and Assessment is to encourage and promote a culture of assessment that is embraced by the entire community and includes faculty, staff, administration, and students. http://assess.byu.edu/content/mission-statement
The Office of Assessment is dedicated to the improvement of educational practice through the assessment of teaching and learning by supporting educational programs and services with evaluations. http://www.framingham.edu/office-of-assessment/
Developing Effective Mission and Vision Statements
Five Tips on Developing and Effective Mission Statement
Four Steps to Developing an Effective Mission Statement
A vision statement is a short review of what a business or organization wants to look like in the future.
Questions our vision statement should answer:
- Where do we hope to be?
- Imagine SAEM Assessment in 3 to 5 years. During that time, we have worked to improve our service, workplace, practices, and expertise. What do you see? Specifically describe what is different from now.
How does a vision statement differ from a mission statement?
A vision statement summarizes where an organization wants to be in the future. A mission statement summarizes how that organization will get where it wants to be. Both are important in outlining and achieving the goals of an organization.
A complete comparison chart can be found here: http://www.diffen.com/difference/Mission_Statement_vs_Vision_Statement
Examples of vision statements
DACC Vision Statement: DACC will be a premier learning college that is grounded in academic excellence and committed to fostering lifelong learning and active, responsible citizenship within the community.
Colorado State University Health Network Vision Statement: The CSU Health Network vision is to lead the university community toward a healthy campus that promotes student success by providing multidisciplinary healthcare to enhance all aspects of student well being.
Assessment vision statement
We envision the University of Florida as an institution where all units and academic programs contribute to the fulfillment of the university mission by establishing goals and outcomes, regularly assessing these with valid, reliable measures, analyzing and interpreting the data collected, and using the results for continuous improvement. http://assessment.aa.ufl.edu/vision-mission
Links to look at:
Vision Statements in Strategy Development
What is a Vision Statement?