Redesigning the University

In response to demographic trends and shifts, socioeconomic forces, the changing nature of students and their educational needs, and advances in the the science of learning and teaching, Provost Abdallah has begun the conversation and planning for redesigning the University.

To begin this conversation, he presented to the UNM Executive Cabinet in June 2017 and subsequently held a senior administrative leadership retreat in July 2017, where challenges and opportunities were discussed. During the Fall 2017 Semester, this conversation was widened to faculty, staff and students, during various meetings and town halls. 

Updates and associated documents on the redesigning process will be posted here.  

Redesigning Taskforces

Taskforce 1            

Taskforce 2               

Taskforce 3        

Taskforce 4             

Taskforce 5

Taskforce 6                

Taskforce 7              

Taskforce 1 Members Taskforce 2 Members Taskforce 3 Members     Taskforce 4 Members Taskforce 5 Members Taskforce 6 Members Taskforce Members 
Final ReportTracking America's Progress

The Future of Higher Education Enterprise

Is Admin Bloat Really a Big Problem?Civil Engagement & Value of CollegeResearch Focus Areas
Lunima Foundation ReportsHigher Ed, Lower SpendingFinal ReportCivil Nation Voive: A Gathering of Hope & StoriesResearch2020
Taskforce BrainstormingAlternative Budget ModelsTaskforce Minutes 4-30-18Final Report
Final ReportBibliography ReadingsFinal Report
Is Admin Bloat Really a Big Problem?
White Paper, Undergraduate Value Proposition at UNM
Final Report

Please check back often for updates and information.

Provost Abdallah welcomes your suggestions!  Please submit questions and feedback to