Contact: Nancy Middlebrook, 277-2611 or
Laurie Mellas-Ramirez, 277-5915

April 3, 2001


Open forums for public comment on reports compiled by University of New Mexico Strategic Directions Committees will be held on campus daily Monday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 24.

The Strategic Directions of UNM's Strategic Plan are critical elements designed to give continuity and direction to the University's development during the next five to ten years.

Seven draft strategic directions were developed with the guidance of the Strategic Planning Task Force, 19 working committees, numerous public brainstorming sessions and substantial public comment at a series of 26 forums held in December and January.

Committees were formed to produce a report for each of the seven directions, which are:

· Planning: Draw strategically on UNM's resources, building integrated, coherent, disciplined activities to pursue our collective vision as an educational institution.
· New Mexico Service: Apply the University's education, research and service capabilities to advance the interests and aspirations of New Mexico and its people.
· Diversity: Value and benefit from the creativity, innovation, insight and excitement generated by the many dimensions of diversity that are the essence of the University and the State.
· Climate: Foster a vital academic climate that actively engages all elements of our community in an exciting intellectual, social and cultural life.
· Preeminence: Provide an environment that cultivates and supports activities of national and global preeminence and impact.
· Resources: Foster the responsible, effective, strategic, accountable cultivation of human, financial and physical resources.
· Management/Administration: Develop and sustain effective management systems and academic and student support functions.

Committee memberships and more information on the entire planning process can be found on the Strategic Planning website, Copies of the reports will also be posted on the website as soon as they are available. Public comment can recorded at the site, sent via email to, or mailed to the Strategic Planning Task Force, Scholes Hall, Room 235.

Hard copies of the reports can be requested from Nancy Middlebrook, Assistant to the Provost, 277-2611, The Planning Task Force will also be sending out a document that provides summaries of each report to the campus community.

Open forums schedule

(All meetings held at Scholes Hall are in the Roberts Room; all those held at the College of Pharmacy are in the Auditorium, Room 135 of the Nursing/Pharmacy Bldg.)

Monday, April 16
2 to 4 p.m., Planning, Scholes Hall.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Climate, College of Pharmacy.

Tuesday, April 17
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Diversity, Scholes Hall.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., New Mexico Service, College of Pharmacy.

Wednesday, April 18
2 to 4 p.m, Preeminence, College of Pharmacy.
4 to 6 p.m., Resources, College of Pharmacy.

Thursday, April 19
2 to 4 p.m., Management/Administration, Scholes Hall
4 to 6 p.m., Resources, Scholes Hall.

Friday, April 20
1 to 3 p.m., Climate, Scholes Hall
1 to 3 p.m., Diversity, College of Pharmacy.

Monday, April 23
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., New Mexico Service, Scholes Hall.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Planning, College of Pharmacy.

Tuesday, April 24
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Preeminence, Scholes Hall
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Management/Administration, College of Pharmacy.


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