Author Archives: Adam Cavotta

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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Salon Discovery Web Site Launched!

Salon Discovery is designed to introduce the Las Cruces community at large to the wonderful accomplishments of NMSU faculty, staff and students in areas as diverse as science, communication, music and dance. The Salon Discovery site features information about upcoming events, including ticket sales. Visit https://salondiscovery.nmsu.edu to learn more.  

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Fall 2016 Convocation

The Fall 2016 Faculty/Staff Convocation will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Atkinson Recital Hall. There will be coffee and refreshments beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Atkinson Recital Hall lobby. The awards that will be given at convocation are the Patricia Christmore Faculty Teaching Award, Dr. Robert L. Westhafer Award…
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Academic Administrators Training

This 6-hour training will strengthen leadership capacity in areas critical to the success of NMSU such as hiring, faculty development, retention of faculty and students, and building inclusive communities that value diversity. Presenters will include Provost Howard, General Counsel Liz Ellis, and Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Andrew Peña, and Vice President for Student…
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Salon Discovery event April 14th

This week, I invite you to attend the next installment of the Spring Salon Discovery speakers series on Thursday April 14th from 4-5:30 PM in the Yates Theatre in Domenici Hall. http://salondiscovery.nmsu.edu This will be the second of two events this Spring, hosted by my office, showcasing NMSU Faculty from across the University, in the style of “TED” talks, and filmed by our talented CMI students….
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Provost’s presentation to Board of Regents (March 2016)

Provost Howard delivered a presentation about statewide general education reform in an address to the Board of Regents on March 16th, 2016. The presentation includes information about NMSU and statewide efforts that are currently underway, including information about Meta-majors.    

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HLC representative to present Open Forum on accreditation, January 28

All members of the NMSU community are invited to attend an Open Forum on our institutional accreditation, featuring Linnea Stenson of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). These events will be at 10:30 and 1:30 on Thursday, January 28 in Milton Hall, Room 50. Registration is not required. NMSU will seek re-affirmation of our accreditation in 2017-18….
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Activity report from week of January 10 – 16

Assurance Writing Teams On Monday, I spent time with the teams responsible for writing the assurance arguments that will be the focus of our Higher Learning Commission (HLC) visit in November of 2017.  Over the course of the past six months or so the writing teams have been assembling evidence relevant to the criteria for…
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Activity report from week of December 6 -19

General Education Taskforce The NMSU General Education Taskforce met on Wednesday, December 9, to share the thinking of individual teams with regard to the learning outcomes that should characterize all NMSU graduates.  All teams clearly took their work seriously and there was reasonable consensus among the reports.  Our job now is to distill the recommendations…
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General Education Presentation

Provost Howard delivered a presentation about statewide general education reform.

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