Recent Submissions

  • [2013-05-09] Wednesday Communiqué, 5/8/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    Finals & Grading: Recall that, per the Faculty Handbook, grades are expected to be entered within forty-eight hours after the final exam or last meeting date. The registrar has requested that all grades be entered by Friday, ...
  • [2013-05-03] Wednesday Communiqué, 5/1/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    Why You Can’t Believe Everything You Read (including what is in this message): I was reminded in recent weeks that even the most experienced and prominent researchers will make serious and potentially dangerous mistakes. ...
  • [2013-04-29] Wednesday Communiqué, 4/24/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    The Five Things: What five things have you learned to improve education? is the question asked of various education leaders. The second answer, from Andreas Schleicher, the special advisor on education policy to the ...
  • [2013-04-23] Wednesday Communiqué, 4/17/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    On Compensation: I have received much feedback about the faculty and staff compensation strategies offered by the Board of Regents (BOR). The approved compensation increases were a 3 percent-on-average compensation pool ...
  • [2013-04-15] Wednesday Communiqué, 4/10/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    The following summarizes how UNM fared in the 2013 Legislative Session (House Bill 2). Main campus received a 4.3% increase, or $7.3 million of new money. Of that $7.3 million, the workload formula—funding connected to ...
  • [2013-04-15] Wednesday Communiqué, 4/3/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    In my case, the village is named Rachana. I spent Easter there in the little village where I was born, where I grew up, and then left to go to college thirty-three years ago. I was fortunate to live in a small village, ...
  • [2013-04-03] Wednesday Communiqué, 3/27/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    Teachers can motivate students only if they themselves are motivated. They can make students feel valued and secure only if they feel valued and secure; they can foster enthusiasm for learning in students only if they are ...
  • [2013-03-22] Wednesday Communiqué, 3/20/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    Let me begin this week’s communiqué by welcoming you back from Spring Break. I hope it provided a refreshing recess from your important work, a recess which will prepare us for the challenges still ahead. Civility in the ...
  • [2013-03-22] Wednesday Communiqué, 3/6/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    As much as I love highlighting the good work being conducted at UNM, it pains me to call attention to the ugliness of racism and bigotry on our campus. Recent incidents at some of our dormitories and colleges directed ...
  • [2013-03-22] Wednesday Communiqué, 2/27/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    Financial Aid Solutions and the Lottery: In recent years, the cost of college tuition has risen faster than the cost of healthcare. Reasons for the steep rise include reduction in state support, increase in the cost of ...
  • [2013-02-22] Wednesday Communiqué, 2/20/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
  • [2013-02-18] Wednesday Communiqué, 2/13/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    E pluribus UNM: “’E pluribus unum’ or ‘Out of many, one’ (alternatively translated as ‘One out of many’ or ‘One from many’) is a phrase on the Seal of the United States, along with Annuit coeptis and Novus ordo seclorum, ...
  • [2013-02-08] Wednesday Communiqué, 2/6/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
  • [2013-02-08] Wednesday Communiqué, 1/30/2013 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
  • [2013-01-28] Wednesday Communiqué, 9/26/2012 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    It is far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. Warren Buffett (and the same can be said about a college education).
  • [2013-01-28] Wednesday Communiqué, 9/19/2012 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
  • [2013-01-28] Wednesday Communiqué, 9/12/2012 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
  • [2013-01-28] Wednesday Communiqué, 9/5/2012 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
    Faculty Dimension: The fourth dimension in the Foundations of Excellence is the Faculty Dimension. “Foundations Institutions make the first college year a high priority for the faculty. These institutions are characterized ...
  • [2013-01-28] Wednesday Communiqué, 10/31/2012 

    Abdallah, Chaouki
  • [2013-01-28] Wednesday Communiqué, 10/17/2012 

    Abdallah, Chaouki

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