The 2016 Unidos Equity Leadership Institute

The Title V Unidos Cooperative Grant, in collaboration with Adams State University, University of New Mexico-Taos, and New Mexico Highlands University, will present the 2016 Unidos Equity Leadership Institute.

The Unidos Equity Leadership Institute embraces efforts in achieving inclusive excellence, cultural responsiveness, and building leadership for equity. Scheduled to be held in Alamosa, Colorado at the La Manzanilla Farm from August 4 - 9, 2016, the Institute is open to faculty and staff who are genuinely interested in engaging in professional development that will focus on identifying barriers that impede the teaching and learning of students from underrepresented groups.

The Unidos Equity Leadership Institute will be a residential, off-campus event. Full participation and commitment is expected during the week of August 4-9, 2016. Full time faculty, without summer contractual obligations to their University, will be eligible for a $1000.00 stipend and an opportunity to submit a proposal for a $2000.00 Equity Engagement Grant. These incentives are available upon successful completion of the Institute.

Participation numbers are limited; you are highly encouraged to inform one of these contact persons to ensure your registration. By May 16, 2016, contact:

Adams State University        Marcella Garcia                  719-587-8340

UNM-Taos                            Peter Snyder                            575-737-3753

NM Highlands University    Evonne Roybal-Tafoya            505-454-3271

Selected participants will be notified by May 23, 2016.

General questions pertaining to the Unidos Equity Leadership Institute can be directed to Marcella Garcia, Peter Snyder, or Evonne Roybal-Tafoya.


Specific details will be provided at the following orientations as scheduled:

  •  Adams State University – May 6, 2016                               12pm - 1pm      Location: MCD 240 Zoom Video Conference available

  •  NM Highlands University                                                     Zoom Video Conference - ASU Host

  •  UNM Taos                                                                             Zoom Video Conference - ASU Host


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