Faculty Experience

An enchanting atmosphere that inspires collaboration between students, faculty, and the community.

Course Meeting Times

In each term, students are required to enroll in a 3-credit course. Students also have the option to add on a one-credit course (PRW 2135). In order to ensure each course has the ability to fulfill their minimum contact hours, it is important that all faculty respect the scheduled class meeting times.

  • All 3-credit courses need to complete a total of 45 contact hours.
  • PRW 2135 will meet all day Saturday and Sunday, along with a few weekday evenings.

Faculty Casitas

Faculty will be staying in adobe casitas (Spanish for “small houses”). Faculty & accompanying family stay in casitas, which may include a private or shared living space. Each instructor will have their OWN bedroom. Families generally will not share a living space with others.

SMU-in-Taos Faculty Casita common area
SMU-in-Taos faculty casita kitchen
SMU-in-Taos faculty casita indoor common area


Faculty will dine at the on-campus dining hall with 3 chef-prepared hot meals a day and 24/7 dining hall access. The dining hall does a great job to adhere to dietary restrictions and allergies.

SMU-in-Taos dining hall interior
SMU-in-Taos kitchen crew
Exterior of the SMU-in-Taos dining hall