At last year’s Summit, cross-campus collaboration was identified as both desirable and necessary to increasing student success in general education courses across system campuses. Five cross-campus discipline teams will meet for the first time April 13-14 to begin establishing consensus about core course content and desired student learning in specific GE courses. These teams will explore optimal structures and strategies for ensuring consistency across system-wide GE course offerings. To weigh in on the approach, direction and continued communication of this project, come to this session and share your ideas.
With the changing dynamic of the student population at our colleges and universities, how do we best serve freshmen and sophomores as academic advisors? This discussion group will analyze best practices in regards to intrusive academic advising to support student persistence, retention, and ultimately success
New Mexico State University’s budget for fiscal year 2012 exceeds $700 million. Five individual campus budgets, numerous funding sources coupled with Federal and State accounting and reporting requirements add to the overall complexity of the budget. This session will provide a high level overview of NMSU’s budget and the various funding sources by campus. In addition, the new funding formula for New Mexico’s higher education institutions and its impact to NMSU’s state appropriations will be discussed.
This session will include an overview of the selection process for the new learning management system, Instructure Canvas, and an update on the implementation process. Implementation topics will include the changeover process, Blackboard course migration, and resources available for Canvas users. The session will include sufficient time to address questions and concerns.
This discussion session will provide updates on the status of Federal regulations related to state-by-state authorization and gainful employment disclosure requirements. Authorization in another state may be required in varied circumstances, not just for distance delivery. For example, a student studying on your campus who does an internship in another state may require authorization. The gainful employment regulations that require disclosure of costs related to certificate programs raise a variety of questions about how we structure and report on academic programs. For an opportunity to learn more, and share your views about how NMSU should meet these challenging regulations and directions, join this session.
There is a genuine advantage for students who begin at one of NMSU’s Community Colleges and then decide to pursue a bachelor degree at the Las Cruces campus, as courses and records are all within one system. However, the “one system” has made defining and counting such students ambiguous. This session will focus on determining the student population who make the transition and reviewing their subsequent success at the Las Cruces campus.