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NMSU Hotline — March 26, 2020

NMSU Las Cruces leadership to hold second virtual town hall today

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As part of an ongoing effort to keep the campus community and the public informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico State University President John Floros and members of the NMSU campus leadership will hold a second virtual town hall at 3 p.m. today. President Floros and other leaders will provide updates for the Aggie community and then take questions.

Joining him at the town hall will be Carol Parker, Provost; Luis Cifuentes, Office of Research; Renay Scott, Student Success; D’Anne Stuart, Administration and Finance; Lori McKee, Aggie Health and Wellness Center; Gena Jones, Human Resource Services; Ophelia Watkins, Housing and Residence Life; Justin Bannister, Marketing and Communications; Ruth Johnston, Vice Chancellor; and Dan Arvizu, Chancellor.

Questions are encouraged, and can be provided in advance or during the session at https://president.nmsu.edu/town-hall/. An archive of town hall sessions is also available at this site.

Connection information:
• Zoom Viewer Link (first 1,000 viewers): https://nmsu.zoom.us/j/320125862
• Panopto Viewer Link (if Zoom capacity is reached, this will be activated): https://nmsu.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=3a314129-ad10-4817-89c4-ab8701770746

For more information, contact the NMSU President’s Office at 575-646-2127.


Campus Announcements

You can highlight great work from NMSU employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the last several weeks, the Aggie community has adapted to working and learning in countless new ways. Have you noticed a colleague who has really gone above and beyond to provide professional service and excellence during this challenging time? You can give them a shout-out in Hotline. This is your chance to recognize a New Mexico State University employee from anywhere in the NMSU system for their work to support our mission, our students and each other in a time of crisis.

Please visit https://nmsu.edu/coronavirus/ and click on the link to submit your NMSU System Shout-out, or go directly to the nomination form. Colleges, departments and offices across the system are encouraged to add the link to their sites, as well. For more information, contact NMSU Strategic Engagement Specialist Lauren Goldstein at poet@nmsu.edu.


Virtual Education Abroad 111 information sessions now available

Virtual Education Abroad 111 information sessions are available for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. The Education Abroad 111 session is designed to introduce students to the diverse study abroad options available at NMSU, clarify the process of applying and participating in education abroad programs, and ensure students have a thorough understanding of study abroad basics. Please visit the NMSU Office of Education Abroad website at https://oea.nmsu.edu to register for an upcoming sessions. Appointments with International Education Abroad advisors will also be available via phone or Zoom. For more information, contact the Office of Education Abroad at sapromo@nmsu.edu.


Online class support from Academic Technologies, Teaching Academy, OCIP

Academic Technologies, the Teaching Academy and the Online Course Improvement Program are online to assist you with moving your course to Canvas for online delivery. Please log in and find us in an Open Online Lab (being held in Zoom): https://nmsu.zoom.us/my/nmsuacademictech. Sessions will be held:

• March 26-27: 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
• March 30-April 3: 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

If you cannot drop into the Open Lab, consider visiting the follow support sites and resources:

• Instructional Continuity from Academic Technology: https://learning.nmsu.edu/instructional-continuity-covid-19/
• Keep Teaching from Online Course Improvement Program: https://ocip.nmsu.edu/keep-teaching/
• Getting Started Quickly with Canvas: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYeDrkxpvx

These sites will assist you with getting started, suggestions for online delivery, assessments and addition resources for moving content to online. Check back often for addition resources as they become available. You will also find contact information for addition support.

We are all here to help. We hope to meet with you soon and assist you where we can. For more information, contact us at:

• Academic Technologies: https://learning.nmsu.edu
• Teaching Academy: https://teaching.nmsu.edu/team-academy/
• Online Course Improvement Program: https://ocip.nmsu.edu


NMSU to conduct system-wide data inventory survey

NMSU is enhancing its data governance program. Through this process, NMSU is conducting a data inventory. The first operational step in data governance is locating critical and high-risk data, which aligns with NMSU’s risk-based approach to data protection. This survey is a critical part of the university’s effort to establish a data governance program at NMSU. Data governance encompasses the full-life cycle of data management, from acquisition to use to disposal. The Data Governance Committee is led by Provost Carol Parker, on request of Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros.

We are asking all NMSU department heads, program managers, directors and higher levels to complete a survey for your department/section especially if your department/section handles NMSU sensitive/confidential/critical data. Supervisors, as well as functional and IT staff, may be the best resources to help you thoroughly and accurately complete the survey.

The survey will be open until April 15. To complete the survey, visit https://studenttech.nmsu.edu/data-inventory-survey/ and enter aggies2020 as the password.

If you need additional information, contact Carlos Lobato, NMSU’s chief privacy officer, at 575-646-5902 or emailprivacy@nmsu.edu.


NMSU Facilities and Services crews work to safeguard the health of campus community

In the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the most important thing most of us can do is to stay home, follow guidance on social distancing and hand-washing, and wait for the worst of the outbreak to subside. But for many essential members of the workforce, this is the time when their expertise and hard work are most needed, and it’s not work they can accomplish from the safety of a home office.

The 120-person crew of New Mexico State University’s Office of Facilities and Services has been working hard – even before most non-essential campus workers and many students throughout the NMSU system were directed to work and learn online for the duration of the crisis – to ensure that campus is a safe, healthy environment when they return.

Read more at http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/14150/nmsu-facilities-and-services-crews-work-to-safeguard-the-health-of-campus-community.