New Mexico Statewide General Education

What would general education in New Mexico look like if we could design it from the ground up?

  • We would start with the question of outcomes: What transferable skills and content knowledge should all graduates leave their institution with?
  • We would develop a streamlined curriculum with greater emphasis on acquisition of transferable skills valued by employers and essential for lifelong learning.
  • We would include careful assessment to ensure that we are meeting outcomes.

We would get there by asking:

  • Faculty to drive this effort: they are the experts in curriculum, and their contributions to any efforts at education reform are critical.
  • Students to contribute to the conversation: we need to understand what they are seeking in a college education.
  • The Higher Education Department to facilitate this state-wide: HED has responsibility for general education across New Mexico, and they represent the interest of New Mexico and its people.
  • Assistance from Chief Academic Officers at every institution of higher education in New Mexico: their assistance is required to ensure that this effort is informed by faculty teaching general education all over the state.



Itinerary for Input Sessions October 2017 (Click to expand)

Itinerary for Input Sessions
October 2017

Download the New Mexico General Education Common Core Presentation

Date Time Institution and location Location
Monday, Oct. 2 7:30–9:30 am San Juan College
Henderson Fine Arts Center Room 9008
Monday, Oct. 2 4:00–6:00 pm New Mexico Highlands

Highlands Student Center, Room 322, 800 National Ave.

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Las Vegas and online
Tuesday, Oct. 3 7:30-9:30 am Santa Fe Community College
Health and Sciences Building Room 485
Santa Fe
Tuesday, Oct. 3 11:30–2:00 pm University of New Mexico
Student Union Building Ballroom A
Monday, Oct. 16 9:00 am–11:00 am NMSU-Carlsbad

Main Building, Room 101

Monday, Oct. 16 2:30 –4:30 pm Eastern New Mexico University

Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA) Building, Room 112

Tuesday, Oct. 17 8:00–10:00 am New Mexico State University

Corbett Center Student Union Senate Chamber

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Las Cruces and online
Tuesday, Oct. 17 2:00–4:00 pm Western New Mexico University

Seminar Room, third floor, Student Memorial Bldg

Silver City
Tuesday, Oct. 3 5:15–7:00 pm New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology