Tag Archives | Student Affairs

Fall is just around the corner at UNM-Taos

It happens every year. Las Fiestas have come and gone. Summer is winding down. You can set your watch by the afternoon monsoon cloud cover. And people’s thoughts turn more and more to chamisa in bloom, golden leaves, cool nights, and school. It never fails. By the time the parade is over and the UNM-Taos […]

Operation registration at UNM-Taos

“I feel like I don’t know what the heck I’m doing.” “I don’t know where I’m supposed to be.” “Everybody else looks like they know what’s going on. Why don’t I?” “I don’t belong here. This is not for me. This is too frustrating.” These are some of the reactions that Patricia Gonzales, UNM-Taos Director […]

Helping to trace the trajectory of a student’s career

Advising is a difficult occupation, and I admire those who practice it. To be successful, just for starters, you have to be a cross between a faculty member, an area coordinator, an advocate, a scholar, a coach, a friend, a banker, a therapist and a lion tamer. You have to be a good listener, but […]

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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