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The UNM-Taos model for education

You won’t find a “UNM-Taos Model for Education” written down anywhere. It’s an idea I came across in looking back on 2013 and pondering some of the successes and improvements we’ve seen in our community college in the past year. So I figured, after writing 150 articles in the Taos News about the events, the […]

UNM-Taos: looking forward, looking back

At the simultaneous beginning of a new year and the demise of the old one, it is traditional to look back at what happened in the past, try to figure out why and how it came to be, and reflect on how that might affect the coming year for either good or ill. The year […]

Setting the stage for the next ten years

On December 4, 2013, without fanfare or ceremony, UNM-Taos Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill and UNM-Taos Operations Director Mario Suazo stopped by the mayor’s office to get his signature on the lease/purchase option that clears the way for the community college to begin repurposing Rio Grande and Bataan Halls from a convention center facility to […]

Getting on board for spring semester at UNM-Taos

UNM-Taos Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill likes to say that our branch campus is the little college that could. She is referring to the 100 year old children’s folk classic, The Little Engine that Could, a story about a small railroad engine that pulls a heavy train over the mountains while all the bigger engines […]

Enrollment increases once again at UNM-Taos

The numbers don’t lie. Once again UNM-Taos has come out on top, even in a time when most prognosticators figured that, with state funding cuts causing tuition increases, federal grants and student loans shrinking and the improving economy producing at least a trickle of jobs, enrollment numbers in colleges and universities throughout the nation were […]

UNM-Taos: a branch with deep roots

UNM-Taos has been many things to many people over the past decade, since the New Mexico State Legislature granted us official status as a branch of the University of New Mexico in 2003. In that time many thousands of Northern New Mexico citizens have come through its doors—an estimated 3,000 this academic year alone—each with […]

The institutional effectiveness of UNM-Taos

Most of the staff at UNM-Taos wear more than one hat. Anita Bringas is the UNM-Taos Administrative Officer and the Title V Grant administrator. She handles data and institutional research for the branch and files reports to the state, the federal government, the Higher Education Department and the Public Education Department. In addition, she compiles […]

Hitting our stride

UNM-Taos is a dynamic place. Students and faculty come and go, our economic condition changes at the will of granting institutions and the state legislature, and new classes and programs emerge with each semester. We don’t sit still for long. But one thing that doesn’t change is our mission to provide high quality, affordable education […]

Wouldn’t you rather be online than on line?

Finally, with snow on the mountain, it really feels like winter in Taos. But that doesn’t mean that Spring—Spring Semester at UNM-Taos, that is—is far behind. In fact, by the time you read this we will have already enrolled close to half the Spring, 2013 student body. Why is that important? Because classes, as we […]

Doing our part—and more

It’s enrollment time again at UNM-Taos, and a good time to reflect on the role of higher education in northern New Mexico. The beauty of a rural community college is that its mission is formed to great extent by the needs of the citizens residing the communities it serves. Nowhere is this more apparent than […]

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