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Transition Communities

transition communities

Transition Communities are explored through UNM's UNIV 101 course.  UNIV 101 is three credit course that is designed to help students successfully transition into life and learning at the University of New Mexico.  Students can expect to be introduced to the following topics:

  • Financial Capabilities

  • Lobo Reading Experiences
    • How to have difficult conversations in the classroom
    • Identity Autobiography and Your Role at UNM
  • Your Academic Journey
    • Setting your academic plan
    • Exploring a Major
    • Answering big questions in your field
    • Academic Integrity
    • Willpower 101

Transition Community Courses


Summer 2014

3 credit course

Introduction to UNM & Higher Education - Chris BacaUNIV 101.002 - CRN 24027
MTWRF 0900-1100

University 101 is a transition course intended to support freshman student-athletes as they begin their journeys at the University of New Mexico. The curriculum is designed to acclimate students to the campus as well as to introduce students to the various resources here at UNM. They are invited to become part of a discourse community that discusses issues that range from social (such as diversity, sexual choices, and leadership) to practical (fiscal responsibility and nutrition) and to present their findings in a variety of academic formats to ensure their preparedness for the rigor of the collegiate classroom

1 credit course

African American Summer Bridge Scholars - Christina Foster and Jamila ClaytonUNIV 101.003 - CRN 24048
MTWRF 1500-1600. 

This UNIV 101 course was designed to complement the African American Student Services Summer Scholars Program. This bridge program is for recently graduated high school seniors who have been accepted into UNM. In an intensive four week program, they study high level math & intro to college skills. All this, while adding an Afro-centered holistic approach to their educational experience.


Fall 2014

3 credit courses

FAME - Francisco Uvina
UNIV 101.001 - CRN 48442
MWF 1000-1050
The purpose of this course is to engage and get introduced to the variety of opportunities of higher learning offered at the School of Architecture and Planning.  The course will also allow you to identify the variety of possibilities offered in the practice of architecture in an appropriate learning environment.  You will learn the fundamentals of "studio" life as well as its commitments in a positive and healthy environment.  Active class participation should allow you to identify and connect with our faculty and staff, through their experiences and research.  The importance of these elements should allow for a friendly engagement with the outstanding resources housed at the university and the School of Architecture and Planning.  The main objective besides the understanding of the technical components that makes architecture is the creative and thoughtful meaning when constructing our built environment.  We will review the variety of traditional and innovative practices offered in this field and its fundamental issues of form, function, space and structure.  These meaningful resources and issues in the study of architecture in our institution should allow you to understand the academic opportunities offered to you.

Exploratory Majors - Lukas Cash
UNIV 101.002 - CRN 48388
MWF 0900-0950

The first year of college is an inherently stressful time. Uncertainty about a major can compound this stress…but it doesn’t have to.  “Exploratory Majors” (UNIV 101, Section 2) is the perfect opportunity for a student to systematically research all of the programs of study UNM has to offer, but more importantly, it’s the perfect opportunity for a student to discover what makes him or her tick. By the end of the semester, students will know themselves on a deeper level, and that self-discovery will unearth an academic path that makes sense professionally, AND personally. 

Explore Health Sciences - Kelly Parker
UNIV 101.003 - CRN 48390
TR 1600-1715

Willpower 101: Self-Control Skills - Dr. Ben Klein
UNIV 101.004 - CRN 48393
MWF 1200-1250

In this seminar, students will work in small learning communities to develop the skills needed to succeed in the University and beyond.  In particular, students will accomplish the following:

  1. Learn how to create the best learning opportunities from what the University has to offer,
  2. Develop critical thinking skills by formulating an original research question of interest, and
  3. Work in small teams to help one another to develop self-control skills or "willpower"; these skills include clarifying values related to higher education, developing habits for success, and creating organization strategies and social support for achieving goals.

​Transition to UNM - Laura Valdez
UNIV 101.005 - CRN 48394
TR 0930-1045

Explore Business - Shannon Saavedra
UNIV 101.006 - CRN 48394
TR 1230-1345

ExploreEducation - Breshaun Joyner
UNIV 101.007 - CRN 48488
TR 1400-1515

Intro to UNM & Higher Education - Chris Baca
UNIV 101.020 CRN - CRN 36069
TR 0930-1045

University 101 is a transition course intended to support freshman student-athletes as they begin their journeys at the University of New Mexico. The curriculum is designed to acclimate students to the campus as well as to introduce students to the various resources here at UNM. They are invited to become part of a discourse community that discusses issues that range from social (such as diversity, sexual choices, and leadership) to practical (fiscal responsibility and nutrition) and to present their findings in a variety of academic formats to ensure their preparedness for the rigor of the collegiate classroom

Intro to UNM & Higher Education - Corine Gonzales
UNIV 101.650 - CRN 45524
MWF 1000-1050


Intro to UNM & Higher Education - Autumn Collins
UNIV 101.653 - CRN 36067
TR 1230-1345

1 credit courses

Financial Capabilities - Brian Vineyard
UNIV 101.009 - CRN 48605
W 1100-1150

This one hour “Transition Community” course is designed to help students successfully transition into life and learning at the University of New Mexico.  Students can expect to be introduced to all of the following topics: budgeting, loans, credit, interest, banking, & taxes.  It is taught by the current UNM College of Arts & Sciences Sr Academic Advisor for Math, Physics, and Earth & Planetary Sciences, who was also formerly a Teacher of Mathematics and a Residential Mortgage Banker.  This course is a great way to reach 15 hours and save money!

Transition to UNM -  Erin Weddington
UNIV 101.010  CRN 48606
Mondays 11:00 – 11:50 am

This course is perfect for first-year students in helping them develop the skills needed to be successful in a university setting and it is compatible with students who are taking ISR.  This is a great course for first-generation students who are excited to learn about the history and tools to be successful at UNM.

CAMP - Ivan Olay
UNIV 101.012 - CRN 51559
MWF 1100-1150

Transition to UNM - Trina Zahller
UNIV 101.013 CRN 51487
Monday 12-1250

Transition to UNM is a 1-credit seminar that will be highly interactive with a lot room for reflection and growth. Campus guest speakers will familiarize students with UNM resources and I'll teach stress-reduction skills as we cover the key areas to a successful transition to UNM.

Critical Thinking - Holly Meyer
UNIV 101.014 - CRN 51488
T 1230-1345

Critical thinking is “the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment”. The ability to consider without personal bias other’s view-points and ideas is the foundation of critical thinking, academic success and good citizenship. It is your ability to think critically that allows you to skillfully solve problems, manage conflicts, make informed decisions, and relate to a variety of people with whom you will interact and share different world views. In this course we will define and utilize the skills of critical thinking and apply them to your first-year college experiences at UNM. We will also use critical thinking skills to discuss topics relevant to your world-at-large and your place in it.

Financial Capabilities - Nora Hickey
UNIV 101.015
R 1230-1345

Explore Health Sciences - Joaquin Baca
UNIV 101.016 - CRN 51490
T 0800-0915

Critical Thinking - Natalie Robinson
UNIV 101.017 CRN 51491
R 0800-0915

Explore Fine Arts - Deanna Sanchez-Mulcahy
UNIV 101.018 CRN 51506
W 1400-1450

Finding Your Passion - Mariah Harrison
UNIV 101.019 CRN 51640
W 1100-1150

In addition to the common course content, this course will work with students to discover their passion(s), and learn about what is already happening at UNM and in our local community around their interests. This course will help them find opportunities, resources and inspiration that will help put their unique passions to work.

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