The University of New Mexico Office of the Provost hosts a summit to discuss student success at the three research universities in the state on Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 3-4. The summit is open to the public, however, interested attendees must RSVP to the Office of the Provost.

The purpose of the summit is to share information about what works to keep students engaged and on track in their progress toward a degree and what the barriers are to their success. Representatives from UNM, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech will do formal presentations and answer questions during a series of panel discussions on Wednesday.

UNM Provost Chaouki Abdallah said, "There are a number of issues that affect student success that could be addressed at a statewide level. This event is an opportunity to collaborate with other research institutions in New Mexico, to share ideas and resources in confronting our common challenges, to benefit our students, local communities and the state."

In the afternoon the group will break into table discussions to consider questions about the biggest barriers to success for students. What practices currently in use at New Mexico institutions are working? Can UNM, NMSU and NM Tech collaborate to improve student outcomes state wide? The answers will be compiled and reported back to the large group.

Thursday will be a closed session to allow the universities to discuss the organization of future summits.