More on the situation at Northern New Mexico.

ACADEME BLOG

A few hours ago, Aaron posted a story about the situation at Northern New Mexico College.  I’m told that this is a blog written by Northern New Mexico faculty.  Here are some low-lights:

1.  “In the last 60 days, Northern New Mexico College has removed or lost over 25% of its full-time faculty. In addition, 4 program directors, 3 adjunct faculty, 2 full-time providers at our licensed Child Development Center, and a critical Nursing administrator have been removed or have resigned.”

2.  “Northern’s dismal graduation rate of 15% (even lower for Hispanic students at this “Hispanic Serving Institution” at 12%) is quite likely due to the decision to deprioritize instruction.In addition, the paltry 3% dedicated to Academic Support demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to student success. President Barceló’s Administration spent fully 18 times more on themselves than on Academic Support for students.”

3.  “When considering…

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