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Update on Advising at NMSU

NMSU Provost Dan Howard projected that NMSU loses about $6 million dollars by losing students (retention) in the first year. NMSU is planning on adding 6 new advisors to the campus to assist in reducing the numbers of 1st year students who don’t return. Advising process from each college was presented. Regent Kari Mitchell suggested…
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Update on NMSU’s Research Process Task Force

Provost Howard reported on strides made in the area of research grant processes. An NMSU task force has worked on the issue with streamlining how much administrative work a principal investigator (PI) may have to perform on grants and contracts. Provost Howard also reported on the status of course alignment within the NMSU system and…
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Best Practices in Student Success Summit

Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard hosted a Best Practices in Student Success Summit on September 24, 2014 . The Summit showcased student success practices currently taking place at New Mexico State University. Learn more about the good work being done at NMSU to engage students and enhance their success in and out of…
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Faculty Grievance Review Board seeking nominations

The NMSU Faculty Grievance Review Board is seeking nominations to fill several open positions. Nominees must be tenured, tenure track, or college faculty who do not hold an administrative position. Appointments will vary in length from 2 to 3 years. Based on NMSU policy, no more than one board member can come from any department…
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Promotion and Tenure Success

Congratulations to the following faculty who were successfully reviewed for promotion and/or tenure this year. Promoted and Tenured Name Department Title Jeff Anderson Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor Jamshid Ashigh Extension Plant Sciences Associate Professor Melinda Chavez Family & Consumer Seiences Associate Professor Janelle Duffey Cooperative Extension Service Associate Professor Vera Gibson Cooperative Extension Service…
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NMSU helps to improve education in Ecuador

The endeavor began in early 2013 when NMSU hosted a program called Go Teacher, which the Ecuadorean government funded to improve English education in the country’s schools. NMSU hosted 50 Ecuadorean teachers, who lived and studied for seven months in Las Cruces, to improve their English language fluency and increase their knowledge of current English…
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Hardwiring Student Success

Please join the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for a customized training event from the Education Advisory Board (EAB), “Hardwiring Student Success.”  this training is intended for senior academic administration, faculty members, and staff involved in student advising or retention activities.  This a prelude to a critical student retention and graduation initiative. …
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2014 Spring Convocation

The Spring 2014 Faculty/Staff Convocation will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Center for the Arts. There will be a continental breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Center for the Arts lobby. The awards that will be given at convocation are the Donald C. Roush awards and three Regents Professorships….
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It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success

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Reform Necessary for Financing Public Higher Education

WASHINGTON, DC: Change is necessary in how U.S. public higher education is financed, according to a report issued today by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO). Scarce state resources, rising university costs, higher tuition rates, increased debt loads and other factors make the current model used to finance public higher education unsustainable. The…
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