The University of New Mexico invites the campus community to attend one of the three public forums taking place April 24-25 during the comprehensive evaluation and site visit by reviewers from the Higher Learning Commission. The forums are organized around the Higher Learning Commission’s criteria for accreditation.

The events will also be accessible via Zoom so that anyone can join from the branch campuses, Health Sciences Center, and central campus. Please see the forum and link info below for times and locations. These sessions are open to all faculty, staff, and students.

Forum 1 on Monday, April 24 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in PAÍS 2120 Co-op Room
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This session will focus on HLC Criteria 1 and 2. These two criteria focus on how UNM’s mission was developed and is carried out through the institution’s operations. The HLC team will also be discussing how the institution acts with integrity in all aspects of campus.  

Forum 2 on Monday, April 24 from 2:15-3:00 p.m., in PAÍS 2120 Co-op Room
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This session will focus on Criteria 3 and 4, which cover teaching and learning, including the monitoring of educational quality, allocation of resources, and faculty/student support. The session will also explore how the academic mission is evaluated and continuously improved.

Forum 3 on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., in PAÍS 2120 Co-op Room
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This session will focus on Criterion 5, which covers institutional effectiveness, resources, and finance and planning processes. Discussions will include the institution’s resource base and administrative structures.

Drop-In Session with the HLC Review Team Chair
Monday, April 24, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Scholes Hall Room 101

ADA Parking

The “Drop-In Session” is another time on Monday morning that is open to all faculty, staff, and students, if you want to speak with the chair of the HLC’s peer review team.

The Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Science (PAÍS) Building is located at 210 Yale, N.E., one block north of Central and Yale.

There are two ADA parking spaces near the building (see the map). If those are taken, you are eligible to park in any regular permitted space or pay station at no expense while displaying an ADA placard.