Comprehensive information about online education at the University of New Mexico is at UNM Online. The sections below outline what is available on this website.
Welcome to UNM Online is an overview of online education at the University of New Mexico.
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Compliance and Regulations
Under federal law, UNM must be authorized by each state in which it offers distance education. This includes both online education and experiential placements, such as internships and clinical rotations. To meet the requirement, UNM joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).
Schedule of Online Courses
The Schedule of Online Courses features section-specific course information faculty provide. This is both a student benefit and a requirement for UNM's membership to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). In partnership with UNM Online, faculty teaching online use a Course Information Form to publish their details to the schedule.
Scheduling an Online Course
UNM Online facilitates scheduling online courses. Academic units prepare the scheduling forms and submit them to UNM Online for pre-approval.
Student Outreach: Emails
UNM Online connects with students through two email campaigns.
- Welcome Email. Following the university’s part-of-term dates, the Welcome Email is distributed two to three weeks before courses begin. It offers links to student success and wellness resources.
- Midcourse Email. Three to four weeks before midterms, a Midcourse Email is distributed. Here the focus is on exam prep with links to tutoring, as well as to wellness support and career services.
Student Outreach: Surveys
UNM Online administers a Welcome Survey and a Midcourse Survey to students enrolled online. Invitations are distributed to preferred email addresses, as indicated by UNM records.
UNM Online staff are ready to answer questions about online education. Phone support is available weekdays during regular business hours. Within one business day, email inquiries are addressed. During periods of heavy seasonal traffic, responses are provided within 2 business days.
At the UNM Online website, a chat bot is available for 24/7 inquiries. Should there be questions the chat bot cannot answer, within one to two business days, a UNM Online staff member will respond by email.