Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) Council

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Shelly Stovall

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Official Name of the Board

Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) Council

Effective date of establishment

09/2014

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Executive Vice President & Provost

Scope of Impact

System

Type of Board

Standing

Purpose

The purpose of the ALO Council is to facilitate communication, coordination and collaboration across all NMSU system campuses regarding regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and specialized/professional accreditation of academic and student service units.

Authority

The ALO Council serves in an advisory role to the Executive Director of Accreditation and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

MEMBERSHIP

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Appointment by position - NMSU Executive Director of Accreditation chairs the council.

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Shelly Stovall

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Shelly Stovall

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Additional Membership Details

Members are appointed by

By Position

Position appointment description

HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer from each independently accredited system campus (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Las Cruces), and representative from the Grants campus.

Is membership representative?

Yes

Please describe how the membership is representative.

HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer from each independently accredited system campus (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Las Cruces), and representative from the Grants campus.

What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Office of Accreditation

What are the terms of appointment?

Terms are consistent with time served in the representative position.

Are terms staggered?

No

Are members subject to reappointment?

Yes

Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Appointment by position.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

When a representative position is vacated, the new appointee (interim or permanent) is informed of their representative role on this council by their supervisor and/or the Office of Accreditation.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Susan Wood AVP Academic Affairs, Accreditation and Assessment Voting Member
Greg Hillis Lead Institutional Researcher Voting Member
William Finley Director, Institutional Analysis Voting Member
Marlene Chavez-Toivanen Professor Voting Member
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of Accreditation

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

2

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

June 24-27, 2018 - Retreat
Feb. 12, 2018
Sept. 19, 2017

Major Accomplishments

Established a working website & collaborative shared workspace in Office 365
Reorganized to distinguish HLC ALO work apart from college and department ALO positions/work
Drafted a plan for a collaborative approach to ongoing accreditation processes that increase efficiencies and reduce redundancies across system campuses


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