UNHM is the commuter campus of the University of New Hampshire.
Tutoring at UNHM is grounded on the premise that writing centers and libraries benefit from "sharing their reputations and expertise, leveraging their strengdis, and learning from each other" (Elmborg 18).
As with any new initiative, UNHM's research mentor component in the tutoring program grew out of the needs of students in a particular educational context.
"With the Durham Deans focused on Durham, and truly ignoring both the need and opportunity in Manchester, any enthusiasm for an effort to make Manchester a real center for growth and learning on the part of those with a real interest in UNHM, is wasted," he wrote.
In his letter, Hitchcock--who said UNHM has remained "relatively unchanged" since he joined its board in 2006--similarly expressed frustration with what he called the school's inability "to respond creatively or in a timely manner to local needs and opportunities."
While efforts with other schools have been successful, all efforts so far to partner with UNHM have come up dry, he said.
"Speaking as Dyn's CEO," he wrote to Ward, "I can say that I have been disappointed with our inability to develop meaningful partnerships with UNHM, given the resources we have offered up to spark progress."
In the 2007-2012 plan, UNHM characterized its relationship with Durham as "unclear at best." To bridge the gap between the two, it said, the culture at UNH would have to change "to include UNH Manchester more fully."
That a physical expansion of UNHM has not yet come to fruition is "a mistake," said Dr.