|Contact:||Nancy Uscher, 277-7601
Michael Padilla, 277-1816
May 30, 2001
Uscher appointed UNM Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Nancy Uscher has been appointed University of New Mexico associate provost
for Academic Affairs, effective June 1, said Brian L. Foster, UNM provost and
vice president for Academic Affairs.
Uscher said her plans as associate provost are to vastly improve the academic
experience for undergraduates, to work with the branch campuses to foster effective
communication and clear policies concerning curriculum and instruction issues
and to explore opportunities for curricular innovation. She said she also plans
to use a strategic approach for the advancement of both undergraduate and graduate
programs at UNM and to work with faculty, students and administration in celebrating
the great strengths of the University in the context of the new strategic plan.
Uscher has served as acting/interim associate provost for Academic Affairs since 1999. In addition, she served as associate/acting dean of University College from 1999 to 2000. As director of the Center for the Arts in Society for the Institute of Public Law, she served as administrator for the classical music concert series in the state womens prison and was the executive producer for a four-part radio series on compact disc, Music as Symbol of American Pluralism and Identity.
From 1993-1997 she served as principal investigator for Immersion in
Music, a private foundation to support public schools with music education
and was co-project director for Global Perspectives Through the Internet
from 1995-1998. She served as chairperson for the Department of Music from 1992-1994.
In addition, she is a certified mediator for UNMs Dispute Resolution Program.
She is a professor of music and a faculty member in UNMs Women Studies
She has authored two books and many articles for a range of publications. Additionally,
she has presented and performed at various conferences nationally and internationally.
Uscher received her Ph.D. from New York University. In addition to advanced
study at The Juilliard School, she received her bachelors degree from
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, and a masters degree
from State University of New York at Stony Brook and an A.R.C.M. from the Royal
College of Music. She was an American Council on Education Fellow at Brown University
Dr. Uscher is a great asset to the University of New Mexico, Foster
said. She has done an outstanding job as interim associate provost for
Academic Affairs and will continue to lead in this area.
The associate provost for Academic Affairs oversees the Office of the Registrar, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS), Faculty Dispute Resolution and the Hewlett Program. Other responsibilities include teaching awards, outcomes assessment, course access and other innovative pilot curriculum projects.
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