Registration for the NMHEAR Conference is now open. 

To register for the NMHEAR Conference 2023, please complete the registration form at the button below. 

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No refunds will be available after February 9, 2023. 

If you are paying by credit card or PO, you will receive information on how to pay after completing your registration. Checks can be mailed to: 

Eastern New Mexico University
Office of Planning and Policy, Station 2
Portales, NM 88130

If you have questions regarding your registration, you may email Cristine Watson at cristine.watson@enmu.edu or call her at 575-562-2315. 

Conference & Workshop Information and Costs

Registration Information & Costs 


Pre-Conference Workshops

All pre-conference workshops will take place on February 16 from 8:30am - 11:30am. (Prices range from $45-$70). 


Facilitated by Dr. Soledad Garcia-King (UNM Valencia), Dr. Amir Hedayati (UNM), Dr. Julia Wai-Yin So (UNM-Valencia), and Heather Sweetser (UNM). 

Students tend to disengage from their learning or classroom activities when they do not feel included or do not see the relevance of the curriculum to their lives. Thus establishing an inclusive learning environment is critical to students' course success. This pr-conference workshop covers six steps to an inclusive face-to-face classroom, the elements to craft an inclusive syllabus, the application of ethics of care to teaching,a nd four ways to reduce barriers to learning in an online classroom. The workshop concludes with several alternative ways to assess student learning. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in individual reflective writing and small group discussion.

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Facilitated by Erica Surova, Director of the Center for community Analysis at NMSU

Understanding data from an equity perspective improves our ability to recruit and retain a diverse student population that reflects our community. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore data related to our student population in New Mexico before and as they enter higher education. We will also examine data underlying community conditions that elevate and necessitate thinking differently about strategies to enhance student success. Through a series of activities, participants will answer (1) what the potential needs of our students are, (2) what defines student success, and (3) what strategies and solutions might help students enroll and succeed in college and consequently lead to retention and degree completion.


Facilitated by Samantha Redford

Attendees will have the opportunity to communicate with both NMPED and NMHED representatives regarding the future direction of dual credit in the state of New Mexico. This is an opportunity for secondary, post-secondary, counselors, administrators, academic advisors, program coordinators, faculty and all other constituents working with the dual credit population to meet and discuss best practices for dual credit programs.

2023 NMHEAR Conference


The 2023 NMHEAR Conference includes all sessions, the keynote address from Dr. Dann Brown, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lamar University.

Post-Conference Workshops

All pre-conference workshops will take place on February 17 from 12:00pm (noon) - 1:00pm. (Prices range from $25 - $45). 


Facilitated by Jacob Puckett (ENMU-Roswell) and the NMAIRP President. 

The New Mexico Association for Institutional Research and Planning (NMAIRP) will hold its annual meeting. One to two presenters will speak on current issues related to institutional research and planning. All conference attendees are welcome to attend.


Facilitators to be determined

The Accreditation Roundtable is an opportunity for New Mexico higher education institutions to discuss and share experiences and insights about the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC) accreditation processes. It is in the state’s best interest for all higher education institutions in New Mexico to navigate the HLC Pathways successfully; NM institutions can, and should, work collaboratively to support each other in this process. This roundtable will focus on developing clarity about HLC accreditation best practices and lessons learned through our collective institutional experiences.


Facilitated by Alicia Armijo, NC-SARA Coordinator for NMHED. 

This workshop is the fifth annual meeting of the New Mexico State Authorization Network (NM-SAN). The New Mexico Higher Education Department NC SARA Coordinator will attend and provide important information regarding changes to SARA. There will be updates regarding NMHED processes and best practices for ensuring distance education compliance. Attendees will discuss needs and concerns relating to state authorization and provide feedback about NM-SAN Services.