College Assistant Migrant Program KPI
CAMP Mission Statement
To provide personal, professional, and academic enrichment amongst its participants, staff, and community at large, through personalized mentoring, tutoring and advisement, CAMP will strive to aid in developing skills necessary to achieve post-secondary education. CAMP will provide student participants’ the tools to successfully complete their first year at the university by means of academic, social and financial support in creative activities and events. Partnerships with university programs will ensure that all CAMP participants completing their first year of college will be transitioned into programs that will continue to support them
Third Semester Retention
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is federally funded by the Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education whose purpose as a freshman program is to recruit and serve students from a migrant and seasonal background to matriculate to University of New Mexico and continue on to a baccalaureate degree. The second of two of the Government Performance & Results Acts (GPRA) measures which CAMP is held to is that 85% of participants continue onto their third semester in an institute of higher education.
The CAMP program continues to track all past participants at UNM and at other institutions of higher education until graduating with their Baccalaureate degree.
The CAMP program serves freshmen students through academic, financial and social support to ensure they succeed during their first year at the University of New Mexico. The first of two of the Government Performance & Results Acts Measures CAMP is held to, is that 86% of participants will successfully complete their first year at the University of New Mexico.
The CAMP program was refunded in 2011 with a component that 100% of the students would be educated on the opportunities and careers offered in the STEM fields. The Department of Engineering, Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratories all host workshops to expose the students to these career fields.
Low Income Graduation
The CAMP program recruits student from rural farming communities around the state of New Mexico which generally have numerous families that experience economic hardship. In order for students to participate in the program, there must be a documented financial need. The CAMP participants must all submit their FAFSA SAR report which states their expected family contribution. Commonly all students are awarded the complete or partial Pell grant and if a student does not have a Pell grant award they must submit documentation that verifies that they do have a financial need not shown in their FAFSA.
New Student Enrollment
The first objective of the CAMP program is to identity, recruit and enroll 35 new eligible students to the University of New Mexico.
New Mexico Achievement Gap
The CAMP program serves the underrepresented population of seasonal and migrant farm working families in the state of New Mexico. 100% of our participants belong to a seasonal or migrant farm working family and one or more underrepresent group, such as Latinos, Native Americans, Women, Rural community and/or low income, among others.
Student Leadership Development and Career Readiness
The CAMP program presents to all the participants numerous avenues to develop college success skills and enhance leadership experience. 100% of students are partnered up with a peer mentor to guide them their first year and share obstacles they have overcome and opportunities they have been part of. 100% of our students attend workshops that focus on skills such as time management, student involvement, and financial knowledge in order to better navigate the university environment. In the spring semester 10 students are selected to attend the two day Southwest HEP/CAMP Student Leadership conference held in Santa Fe. One student is selected by a competitive process to attend the Bert Corona Leadership conference in Washington DC.