2018 Legislative Priorities

Performance/Outcomes Funding Formula:

Since the funding formula's implementation six years ago, UNM risen to meet the challenges of the performance based formula. UNM strongly supports that the current metrics and calculations of the performance based formula be maintained, regardless of the current fiscal situation. Institutions need to be rewarded for their efforts in improving outcomes for students.

Research and Public Service Project (RPSPs):

Research and Public Service Project have been cut by approximately 9% over the past two years. UNM is requesting the restoration of funding for all RPSPs to the FY16 funding level.

Legislative Lottery Scholarship:

UNM supports solvency of the lottery scholarship fund that is equitable for all students.

Capital Outlay:

UNM accounts for 48% of the state's total higher education FTEs as well as 32% of the total square footage devoted to teaching and research. UNM supports funding capital projects in proportion to an institutions' size and student population.

UNM Capital Projects Requests (2018 Session)

Project Cost
Main Campus Academic:
Chemistry Renovation — Phase 2 (GOB)
ROTC Complex (GOB)
Fine Arts Renewal and Replacement (STB)


Subtotal $24,500,000 $24,500,000
Health Sciences Center:
Pre-Anesthesia Clinic (GOB)
Comprehensive Primary Care Clinic (GOB)
OMI Imagine Equipment Replacement (STB)


Subtotal $17,400,000 $17,400,000
Branch Campuses
Los Alamos:
Sustainability and Infrastructure
$1,000,000 $ 750,000
Natural Resources Center
$4,000,000 $3,000,000
Subtotal $5,000,000 $3,750,000

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