Provides academic advisement for prospective, current, and former students within a specified undergraduate academic department or equivalent unit of a college. Assesses academic level, attends to student inquires, assists in problem resolution, and advises on program changes, and in the development of academic plans and schedules. Analyzes applications, transfer evaluations, and transcripts for entry and exit from the university. Maintains appropriate records. May establish programs for target recruitment and retention and develop program and marketing materials.
- Provide academic advising, and proactive assistance, to International undergraduate students seeking degrees in Engineering or Business through multiple delivery mechanisms such as: in-person appointments, phone, email, walk-ins, group advising, group informational sessions, and orientation sessions.
- Collaborate with campus partners to assist International students in acclimating to NMSU and maintaining progress toward their degrees and eligibility to continue at NMSU.
- Participate in campus-wide welcome activities and events; including but not limited to, New Student Orientation and Crimson Kickoff.
- Participate in campus-wide retention and student success initiatives such as: Quick Connect (early alert), Enrollment Calling Campaign, Early Performance Grade outreach, and CRM Advise.
- Assist in the upkeep of degree maps, individual student records, and both print and online academic advising tools.
- Contribute to the development of online tools and use of technology to enhance academic advising and overall office function.
- Participate in professional development opportunities contributing to the ongoing improvement of academic advising in the college.
- Participate in college and university committees as assigned by the Director.
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Dr. Jennifer Hodges
Interim Director, Center for Academic Advising and Student Support