Higher education improvements discussed

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Friday, September 5, 2014

About 150 experts from across the higher educational spectrum got together Wednesday to talk about improving practices and outcomes at the state’s three research universities.

Representatives of the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology continue their summit today to plan for future meetings and to put in writing highlights of the two-day conference. The “Student Success Summit 2014: Research Universities in a Diverse State,” is being held at UNM and is the first meeting of its kind.

In his opening remarks, UNM Provost Chaouki Abdallah noted a “spirit of collaboration” among the three universities in seeking solutions to shared problems. One problem – less severe at New Mexico Tech but burdensome at UNM and NMSU – is incoming student preparation.

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