U, Continuing Education to be separated
has formally separated the Extended University and the Division
of Continuing Education, said UNM Provost Brian Foster.
when Extended University was formed it has shared the organizational
and management structure of the Division of Continuing Education
and both units have been led by Jerónimo (Jerry)
C. Domínguez as vice provost and dean, respectively.
said recent growth and development of the two units requires
University is responsible for delivery of all off-campus, upper
division and graduate credit courses and degree programs, using
emerging technologies that are significantly expanding the institutions
ability to provide high quality instruction throughout the state.
and complexity of these developments within Extended University
have reached a point where it now requires Jerrys
full attention, Foster said. At the same time, we
need to ensure that UNMs Continuing Education will continue
to be developed for the thousands of people who rely on its
many programs and services.
of Continuing Education is currently celebrating 75 years of
providing a variety of training, personal enrichment and other
programs, largely to residents of the greater Albuquerque area.
to the leadership of Jerry Domínguez, UNM now has a great
opportunity to effectively re-focus and further develop both
the Extended University and the Division of Continuing Education,
will continue to serve as dean of the division until a successor
is selected. We expect that will be near the end of the
2003 spring semester, Domínguez said. When
the new Continuing Education dean is hired, I will focus solely
on further developing the Extended University in ways that will
maximize benefit to New Mexicans throughout the state. The needs
and growth opportunities are tremendous.
Extended University coordinates and facilitates the development
of courses and programs to serve the identified needs of individual
communities and remote areas in the state. In conjunction with
the separation of the Extended University from Continuing Education,
Extended University administrative functions have moved to the
main campus and are now situated in Suite 12 in the basement
of the Student Health Center. This location will allow Extended
University staff to better coordinate with academic, student
service and technology infrastructure departments and units,
University has six field centers, some co-located with UNM branches
in Gallup, Los Alamos and Taos, as well as in Santa Fe, Rio
Rancho and at Kirtland Air Force Base. Several communities have
the capacity to support the delivery of one-way video, two-way
audio instruction. In addition to satellite-downlink instructional
television, Extended University courses are delivered online,
via correspondence and other methods.
Division of Continuing Education and Community Services provides
professional development and personal enrichment courses, certification
training and computer programs, as well as leadership and management
programs and customized training. Additionally, the Division
manages UNMs Spanish Resource Center, located at the National
Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. The division also provides
conferencing facilities at its location at 1634 University Blvd.