Chapter 1: UNM Overview
This section provides crucial information for UNM student employees to know including the University mission and general facts about the University.
Student workers will gain an understanding of the organization in which they work including culture, values and expectations:
General UNM Information:
The mission of the University of New Mexico is to serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service.
In support of its mission, the University serves to:
- Discover and disseminate new knowledge and creative endeavors that will enhance the overall well-being of society.
- Deliver health care of the highest quality to all who depend on us to keep them healthy or restore them to wellness.
- Actively support social, cultural, and economic development in our communities to enhance the quality of life for all New Mexicans.
Educate and encourage students to develop the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, contribute to the state and national economies, and lead satisfying lives.
UNM Student Services:
Student Services, a division of the Office of Student Affairs, strives to provide students a seamless support system focused on the development of skills, aptitudes, and behaviors necessary to succeed in education, career, and life.
Under the leadership of Dr. Tim E. Gutierrez, Associate Vice President of Student Services, the division nurtures learning, engagement, and retention through supportive programs, active endorsement of graduate studies, and the promotion of health & well-being of every student.
Key elements of success that Student Services emphasizes are work ethic, integrity, respect, and education; or W.I.R.E. This manual was created by Student Services to address the ever-growing needs of our students employed at UNM. While working through this manual, keeping these core values in mind will accentuate the development of the five skill sets we are focusing on: communication, critical thinking, collaboration, research, and professionalism.