Goal: New Mexico Tech
will grow to 1,800 students (headcount) in five
a. Increase recruitment of undergraduate
Metric: Incoming class (freshmen
and transfer students) will increase by 10% per year
Oversight: Vice President for Institutional Development
- Set ambitious academic unit enrollment
and program goals, in conjunction with the Academic Vice President.
Encourage each unit to cooperate with the Admission Office and
participate in recruiting.
Metrics: Set goals by Fall 1999. Every department will meet
- Develop Master of Science Teaching
(MST) scholarship program for high school students to be awarded
by MST graduates (one scholarship/school).
Metric: Monitor number of scholarships used.
- Increase recruitment efforts in
Western states (Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada,
Metric: Increase enrollment in region by more than 10% per
- Fund group campus visits by
emphasis groups, such as MESA, science-teacher groups, etc.
Metric: Conduct ten visits per year.
- Maintain scholarship program
with growth in enrollment.
Metric: Perform annual review of scholarship program.
- Increase minority enrollment
Metric: Increase minority enrollment by more than 10% per
- Continue to encourage alumni to
participate in recruiting activities
- Build funds for undergraduate research
opportunities into proposals where appropriate.
b. Increase retention and five-year
Metric: First-year retention
rate will increase to 80% or better by Fall 2000
Oversight: Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Expand orientation for new faculty to
include teaching, advising, research, and administrative procedures.
Mentor new faculty.
Metric: Expand orientation and provide mentors for new faculty
by Fall 1999.
- Support improvements in teaching
quality of undergraduate courses, including working department
assessments, providing faculty development money, and supporting
the teaching committee.
Metric: Use department assessment metrics and student evaluation
- Establish committee to review
research and service opportunities in order to involve more students
with faculty and staff.
Metric: Develop plan by Spring 2000.
c. Increase number and quality of
Metric: Graduate student enrollment
will increase 5% per year
Oversight: Vice President for Research and Economic Development
- Improve stipends for graduate research
and teaching assistants. Provide additional monies for teaching
assistants. Build higher salary for research assistants into
Metric: Fund stipends at level of peer institutions by Fall
- Explore the idea of institute-funded
fellowships to be awarded competitively to first-year graduate
- Provide opportunities and fund
professional development for graduate students.
Metric: Provide opportunities at level of peer institutions
by Fall 2000.
- Increase annual budget for improving
teaching and research lab resources and facilities. Establish
position for electronics technician support.
Metric: Fund improvements at state-funding formula level.
- Expand the Master of Science Teaching
(MST) program, including providing additional courses in Albuquerque
and via distance education.
Metrics: Increase enrollment to 100 degree-seeking students
by Summer 2000. Pursue internal and external funding sources
to support program by Summer 2000.
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