Lobos Connect: UNM Provost Challenge for Excellence & Equity


  1. an excellent research education that contributes to equity

  2. equity in educational experience that contributes to research excellence.

Provost James Holloway and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Assata Zerai invite you to participate in a challenge focused on strengthening general education at UNM.  Entry-level and general education courses often close the door to higher education for structurally disadvantaged students.  These courses are meant to serve as portals, but, both nationally and at UNM, they present more barriers to persistence and success for first generation students, low-income students, transfer students, and students of color than for their advantaged peers.

The challenge comes in the form of two research-based and grant-funded projects designed to provide faculty with specific resources to improve equity in entry-level courses: The Student Experience Project (SEP) and Expanding Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (ECURE).

The Student Experience Project (SEP) offers faculty easily implemented tools to support students in the classroom by creating an inclusive environment for resilience and persistence.

Expanding Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (ECURE) introduces students in STEM general education courses to entry-level undergraduate research experiences, with the goal of providing equitable, engaging and inclusive access to research and investigation.

For more information on the programs, requirements, and participation, please see the full Information about Participation or view the open information session on SEP and ECURE here using password: 4e#@0*zW

Ready to apply? Complete this form by 5:00 pm, Friday, June 5, 2020.