Overall, the department was supportive of its graduate teaching students, but the school and the university should look at paying graduate students a living wage for the work they do. It's helpful to have insurance and tuition benefits. More professional development wold also be helpful, but there are opportunities for recognition.
Adjunct instructors also need to be recognized as part of the department, provided with more opportunities, and afforded a living wage.
A typical days work always begin with strong interaction with students. This interaction allowing me to develop a stronger and more appropriate class program design to meet their needs. My first few years introduced me to a management style consisting of a lot of interaction between faculty, staff and students in making decisions that effects students development.
The workspace also encourages more interaction between staff and colleagues in creating a relaxing environment that welcomes student participation and interaction with others, including parents.
The most enjoyable part of the job, is defiantly the interaction with student in assisting them in realizing their goals and achieving them, while, the hardest but the most beautiful part, is to see the move on to finish out their dream.
Having close communication with staff and faculty and students.
Not having more time to work with students while getting paid.
Always great to have people work with your school schedule and know that you have certain times that are more stressful than others. I am always happy to be in a library with extremely intelligent coworkers.
Over all UNMH has better respect for nursing in that it has a contract that allows representation if employees feel they are not treated fairly by management. The hospital has a mission to serve the community that it believes in. The senior leadership of the surgical services is out of touch with the functions and challenges of the outpatient surgery PACU and has unrealistic expectations of the staff. Work life balance is not valued for the PACU nurses. Mission Excellence is a program with good merits that encourages staff and patient satisfaction but the surgical senior leadership doesn't really value it or follow suggestions recommended.
Reimbursement for certification. Career advancement program.
No consideration for years of experience in leadership if no bachelor's degree.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 17, 2018
Very nice university for your graduate & undergraduate degrees. The three reasons to come to UNM would be to take advantage of the great programs offered here, next to meet new people and lastly to take advantage of the graduate program.
IT Field Support Technician (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 15, 2018
Happy to work around the fellow employees, but management treats employees poorly, job descriptions are intentionally left vague, and the work done is shared among all employees regardless of job description. FTE is compromised.
Learning Commons Tutor (Former Employee) – Los Lunas, NM – June 13, 2018
There were some hiccups during my time working, but the current standings, at the time of my leave, appeared to be heading in a positive direction. I quite enjoyed the flexibility with my schedule corresponding to my courses, and collaborating with fellow work-study students to effectively promote a welcoming and helpful environment. I would've continued working there if not for the requirement of being a student there for work-study.
Reasonable hours with flexibility, and an exceptional supervisor.
UNM is ok to work for if you don't mind little pay and lots of work
Financial Aid Officer (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 6, 2018
Overall, UNM is ok, needs improvement on management and overall restructuring of Enrollment Management. Enrollment Management has a double standard, they let some employees get away with whatever they want and they snap the reins on other employees. Management needs to be evaluated and revamped!
Christmas week off
Poor Management, lack of communication, poor pay, no raises.
Medical Coding Analyst (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 5, 2018
This business paid their employees well and also provided excellent benefits for their employees. They also offered long-term leave of absences for those who need it and will bring you back on board after the leave of absence.
My time working for UNM allowed me to better myself as a teacher, and gave me ample opportunities to work with students of differing age and goals. I really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and being able to tailor the students lessons in the way I wanted to.
Senior Military Science Instructor for Army ROTC (Current Employee) – ABQ, NM – May 25, 2018
UNM is a great place to work and the staff is very helpful. I felt like they supported the Army Rotc not just financial but they provided great academics support for our cadets helping our cadets to graduate on time
The city of Albuquerque is nice place to live. Weather is really nice, the city has beautiful scene of sky with Sandia Mt. Not many traffic jam. Population density is low. Many of faculties of UNM are really nice and competitive. Administration staffs have kindness but sometimes paperwork is delayed, and inaccurately conducted. Environmental support is very good for research engineers. So many competitive post-docs are willing to co-work with you. People living in here is very kind and relaxed. It seems like they don't have much concern and job ositions are everywhere. Sandia national lab is here, and Los Alamos national lab is close to here, many research projects are ongoing with UNM.