Call for Proposals
The 20th annual NMHEAR Conference, scheduled for February 27 and 28, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to share ideas about assessment and retention initiatives that promote student success. The theme of this year’s conference is Effective Assessment (and Meaningful Grading) by Design and Tom Angelo will be the guest speaker/presenter. Dr. Angelo is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the University Teaching Development Centre (UTDC) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Over the past 20 years, he has also served as faculty member, faculty developer, administrator and/or researcher at a diverse range of U.S. institutions, including Boston College, the University of California at Berkeley, The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), and Harvard University. His best-known publication, co-authored with K. Patricia Cross, is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (1993). He has also published Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success (1991), Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research Findings (1998), and more than30 articles and chapters. His current research focuses on research-led teaching and inquiry-based learning.
The mission of the NMHEAR Conference is to provide a forum for a wide variety of innovative assessment and retention presentations. Most importantly, we are interested in having you share what you have done and how it has worked. In addition to classroom and program assessment and retention, we encourage presentations about:
- Assessment and/or retention in K-16 partnerships
- Title III and Title V projects that have improved student retention and success
- Assessment projects that examine minority and at-risk students
- Assessment projects of student services
- Assessment of Distance Education
- Retention of Native American and Hispanic students
- Accountability and Quality
There are two identified formats for presentations: panel and workshop.
- A panel session is made up of more than one person and speaks to a single topic.
- A workshop is generally given by an individual or team with the intention of providing usable, transferable material to participants.
All presentations will be 45 minutes in duration. There is also room for you to indicate "other" in the presentation format, and you are encouraged to explore this option using creativity in your presentation.
If you would like to present at the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference (NMHEAR), please submit the proposal form by Friday, November 29, 2013.
The Call for Proposals form should be self-explanatory. However, if you do have any questions, please feel free to
contact Susan Wood, NMHEAR Conference Director, at (575) 527-7711 or
PLEASE NOTE that all conference presenters are expected to register for the conference.
For more information,
Susan Wood, NMHEAR Conference Director
Doña Ana Community College, MSC 3DA
New Mexico State University, P. O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 527-7711 Fax: (575) 527-7515
Student Learning Taskforce (formerly the New Mexico Assessment Taskforce)
For information on the purpose and function of the newly formed SLTF, click here.