Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

General Education Feedback

As many of you know, a Statewide General Education Steering Committee has been meeting since February of 2016 to revitalize general education in New Mexico. About eight months ago, I wrote to the faculty of the NMSU system and asked you to review the curriculum model developed by the committee, as well as the learning…
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Activity Report for Week of September 2 – September 8

On Wednesday, September 6, I met with a large group of faculty and staff to discuss the management of the Sunspot Observatory. This is an important initiative for NMSU and for our Department of Astronomy. Nevertheless, various concerns were raised that will need to be resolved through negotiations with the National Science Foundation before management…
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HLC Assurance Argument

With the questions surrounding the Chancellor’s contract now settled, it is important that both he and I focus our attention on the next 10 months and do everything possible to ensure the continued advancement of NMSU. Of the various issues and initiatives that continue to call for our attention, none is more important than the…
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Activity Report for Week of August 26 – September 1

On Sunday, August 27, the Chancellor and I hosted a “Thank You” reception for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and MarCom.  The two teams have worked tirelessly together over the course of the past year to market NMSU and recruit new students.  Due in no small part to their good work, NMSU has attracted its…
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NMSU’s Quality Initiative

Four years ago, NMSU Las Cruces and NMSU Grants began to fulfill one of the requirements of the Higher Learning Commission’s Open Pathway by launching a Quality Initiative. The focus of the Quality Initiative was to improve undergraduate student writing within the disciplines by comprehensively reviewing undergraduate student writing at NMSU and providing an evidence-based…
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The Critical First Few Weeks of a Semester

As we complete the first full week of classes, I want to thank everyone in the NMSU system for your good work in helping students, especially first-year students, feel welcome on campus. The small kindnesses that are so characteristic of NMSU, such as offers of help and walking students to offices and classes, have been…
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Activity Report for Week of August 19 – August 25

On Monday, August 21, I met with the Aggie Pathway team to discuss numbers, the upcoming year, and how best to meet the needs of students in the Aggie Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program.  In its second year, the program has grown to more than 650 students on the NMSU Dona Ana campus, a very…
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Activity Report for Week of August 12 – August 18

Move-In Day was memorable this year, as it was the first year in which first-year students were required to live on campus.  As a result, residence halls are full and the campus has a new energy. Thanks to everyone who helped make Move-In Day a great success, particularly D’Anne Stuart, Matt Crouse, and the great…
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Welcome to the Fall 2017 Semester

Yesterday, students in the largest first-year class since 2012 began their NMSU journey on the Las Cruces campus. It is a journey that will be similar, in many respects, to the journeys of past classes, but with some distinctive differences this year. More of these students will be living on campus, due to the implementation…
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Hispanic-serving Institution (Video)

New Mexico State University is proud to be a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI). Learn more about how NMSU received the HSI designation and how being an HSI designated institution benefits NMSU, New Mexico, and the nation.

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