At the Monday, November 27, meeting of the Regents Financial Strategic Performance and Budget Committee we discussed differential tuition for students taking nurse courses and raising tuition for out of state students who take six or fewer credits during any academic semester. The discussions about differential tuition for our nursing students centered on implementation and the expansion of the nursing program.
On Wednesday, November 29, I traveled to Albuquerque with Melody Munson-McGee, Stuart Munson-McGee, and David Smith to attend a meeting of the Statewide General Education Steering Committee. At the meeting, we discussed the results of the nine faculty input sessions held across the state, we spent time working on learning outcome rubrics, and we discussed possible changes to the curriculum model.
On Thursday, I discussed general education reform at the Teaching Academy. Among the issues covered were the model, concerns about the model raised by faculty across the state, and how to implement the model at NMSU and other institutions of higher education.
On Friday, I was once again at the Teaching Academy, this time discussing promotion and tenure with assistant professors. Among the topics covered were the contents of the dossier, how to write effective narratives (less is better), the need for multiple forms of teaching evaluation, the importance of mentoring students, and identifying appropriate external letter writers.