Co-Curricular, Administrative, and Operational (CAO) Assessment

The success of NMSU’s land-grant mission is dependent not only on the academic experiences of students, but also the social experiences and the comprehensive learning environment created by support systems within the institutional community.

Assessment of support systems and the co-curricular experiences in an ongoing and systematic way determine their impact on student learning. The learning environment at NMSU ensures student success remains first and foremost.

Assessment of the co-curriculum, administrative and operational offices is a requirement of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, NMSU’s regional accrediting body.

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