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NMSU needs better advertising. "No Limits. No Boundaries" sounds more like an awkward social situation than a recruiting slogan. Young adults want to be a part of something; NMSU should market the idea of community and challenge potential student recruits to become engaged in a culture/institution that solves the big picture problems faced by their generation. Second, we need mechanisms that establish funded student research opportunity as a driver for recruitment, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. That task cannot rely solely on successful grant funding efforts by faculty.

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Over the past few years, the academic calendar has become more spread out over the calendar year with larger gaps of non-academic engagement time. Simply put, it seems that an adjustment to the academic calendar could be implemented to provide: Students a chance to retake courses in which they did not meet adequate academic standards; AND Students an opportunity to complete courses that would allow them to advance in their coursework in a more timely manner. Included with this proposal is a sample Academic Calendar for 2017-2018. Essentially, the outline of this revised calendar is: i.) To move graduation in

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  • Academic and Graduation
  • Resource Stewardship

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Some universities have reduced summer tuition as a way to expedite graduation rates (a unique problem for sure – make space for more to enter), but, regardless, NMSU could attempt a similar program as a way to retain and increase graduation. A tuition driven model combined with a reduced tuition approach would allow students to take courses and provide faculty with nearly guaranteed summer employment. Also, by reducing the gap between the end of Spring Session (May 8th) and the start of Summer Session (May 28th – 2014-2015 Calendar) from 20 days to four (4) days the students could begin

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  • Academic and Graduation
  • Resource Stewardship

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Why is the goal for enrollment annual growth, when all national demographic data indicates declining or statistically flat high school enrollments/graduations for the next decade? If year-over-year enrollment growth is a stretch goal, it should be stated as such, otherwise we just appear to be unrealistic or uninformed. A more realistic goal would be to maintain the our share of established shrinking and stagnant markets while, potentially, growing our share in larger established markets (i.e. the El Paso / Juarez areas and non-traditional adult / professional learners).

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  • Academic and Graduation

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The basic principles in the plan seem to be sound, but the implementation and plan for complications seem vague. If benchmarks are not met what are the consequences? Has the basic plan been determined to be attainable in our current financial situation as well as political climate, both for the state and the country.

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When I first read the Mission statement, I thought it was odd that it was so focused just on the state of New Mexico. I then reminded myself that I have only 3 1/2 years of experience working in a land grant institute. I thought this was due to NMSU being a land grant institute. I then proceeded to check our peer institutes (the ones being used by Team 6) and I found out that all but one, clearly put their respective state in, but also have some reference to the nation and or world, or society in general, in

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  • Mission

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The mission statement say "Economic Development" The moral act, hatch act, and smith leaver act talk about "Community Development." There is a difference. Economic development does not include all of community development while Community development does include all economic development. Mr. Richard Merck Eddy County Extension Agent in the 1960's organized and developed Head start in Carlsbad, Artesia, and Loving. This is not economic development but it is community development. Communities are grappling with a host of perplexing issues today, be it the quality public education, school consolidation, urban/rural linkages, fracking/natural gas extraction, health care access, adult/child poverty, economic restructuring,

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  • Economic Development and Community Engagement

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We should require yearly outcomes assessment reports from administrative units (division level or lower including administrative, co-curricular, and operational areas) in order to be more effective in our operations.

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  • Resource Stewardship

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I see opportunities to increase on-campus student employment by having student employees work on many of the different Web sites that we have available, however Website responsibilities are distributed. It would be nice to have one place for students to work on Web site needs (coordinated through one department). That way we can show growth of student employment in a specific area that demonstrates that students are working on something material and provide opportunities for experiential learning for those pursuing similar degree plans.

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  • Academic and Graduation
  • Resource Stewardship