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Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Development

Alex LubinUniversity of New Mexico Interim Provost Craig White announced the appointment of Professor Alex Lubin as Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Development. Lubin’s appointment extends through June 30, 2018.

Lubin earned a B.A. in Humanities at the Evergreen State College, an M.A. in American Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston, and a Ph.D. in American Studies at University of Minnesota. He began his career at UNM in 2002 as an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies.

Lubin is currently a full professor of American Studies, and has served as department chair for six years. From 2011-2014, Lubin took a leave from UNM while he served as director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon. While at AUB, Lubin designed and launched the region’s first M.A. program in Transnational American Studies.

Lubin is an interdisciplinary scholar, with expertise in Black Studies and Transnational American Studies, with a focus on U.S. and Middle East relationships. He is the author of two single-authored monographs, and the editor or co-editor of three volumes. His most recent books are “Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary,” and the co-edited volume, “Futures of Black Radicalism.”

During this academic year, Lubin will finish a book about the U.S. War on Terror, a topic about which he offers a class at UNM. Lubin serves on the editorial boards of The Middle East Report and the Journal of Civil and Human Rights. He is a member of the American Studies Association’s distinguish speaker’s bureau.

Zimmerman Murals Planning Committee

The Associate Provost for Faculty Development has convened the Zimmerman Murals Planning Committee to facilitate a campus and communityy discussion about how to confront the matter of the Adam's 'Three people's" murals in the West Wing of the Zimmerman Library. This committee forms in response to serve decades of student, staff, and faculty protest concerning the murals' representations of New Mexicans. The committee is helping to plan a course, to be offeredin the Spring 2018 semester, which is open to anybody who would like to attend and participate. Several public lectures will be organized and videotaped for public viewing. 

Charge and Members of the Zimmerman Murals Planning Committee 

Meeting Minutes

Zimmerman Murals Class

DRAFT Syllabus

For more information, please don't hesitate to contact the Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Alex Lubin,

Distinguished Professors

Final Reports for AY 2016-2017 Study Abroad Allocations Committee Award Recipients

Faculty awarded Study Abroad Allocations Committee funds for AY2016-2017 faculty-led programs and/or the development of new study-abroad programs were required to submit a final report by September 1, 2017. Without the final report, faculty will not be considered for AY 2017-2018 awards.

Request for Proposals: AY 2017-2018 Study Abroad Allocations Committee

The Associate Provost for Faculty Development has formed the Study Abroad Allocations Committee (SAAC) for AY 2017-2018.

  • Christine sauer (Economics and International Studies, Committee Chair) 
  • Szu-Han Ho (Art History) 
  • Anette Mares-Duran (GEO) 
  • Robyn Manon Cote (LAII) 
  • Scott England (LAW) 
  • Terry Crowe (HSC) 
  • Les Field (Anthropology)
  • David Wright (GEO)

The SAAC announces two university-wide Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for faculty from Main Campus, the Law School, and the Health Sciences Center.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs: The SAAC requests proposals for small grants to support faculty-led study-abroad programs for AY 2017-2018.
Here is the RFP with detailed instructions. Please use the templates provided for the coversheet and the budget spreadsheet to prepare your proposal.

Development of New Study Abroad Programs: The SAAC also requests proposals for small grants to support the development of new study-abroad components to enhance established or proposed new courses.
Here is the RFP with detailed instructions. Please use the template provided for the coversheet to prepare your proposal.

General budget guidelines for SAAC proposals can be found here

All proposals are due by 5:00 pm on October 17, 2017, and should be submitted to Jennifer Love ( Incomplete proposals will not be considered by the SAAC. Successful proposals will be announced in early November.

The UNM Global Education Office has additional information relevant to international activities:

Ombuds/ Dispute Resolution Services for Faculty 

Mission Statement

"UNM's Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services for Faculty Provides consultation and mediation services to UNM faculry and administrators for flicts. The guiding standard is resolution at the least adversarial level. The long-term vision is a widespread network of trained UNM faculty committed to dialogue, conflict prevention." 

Celebrating Faculty

International Affairs