Rule Administrator: Executive VP and Provost

2.15 – Modifying Academic Units

A. Definition of Academic Unit For the purpose of this rule, an academic unit is defined as a college, a department, an undergraduate major, a graduate degree program, or a library, whether these units are located on the main or a community college.   B. Reviews/Recommendations and Approvals Required Any proposal to create, reorganize, relocate…
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2.50 – Affiliated Legal Entities

A. Arrowhead Center, Inc. (f/k/a NMSU Technology Transfer Corporation, Inc.) In order to properly focus the development of research technology, the Board of Regents authorized the establishment of the Arrowhead Center. Inc., under the Research Park Act, as a not-for-profit corporation to assist and foster the development and marketing of selected university technology and intellectual…
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2.55 – NMSU Recognition of Affiliated Individuals

PART 1: PURPOSE This rule authorizes but does not require NMSU to grant affiliated status, also referred to as a designation, to individuals who have a formal association with the university other than employee or student, which association significantly benefits NMSU or significantly supports the NMSU mission.    Criteria are provided for the designations of Affiliated…
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3.39 – Procedures to Use Preferred Name

PART 1:  INTRODUCTION New Mexico State University recognizes that for a variety of reasons, individuals may prefer to use a name that is different from their legal name to identify themselves.  A preferred name reflects the manner in which an individual wishes to be addressed by faculty, staff, students, co-workers and the public.  NMSU’s rule…
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4.03 – Course Registration Deadline Waiver

PART 1:  PURPOSE This rule establishes the criteria which justify the grant of a waiver of the administrative deadline for requesting a course registration change (e.g. drop/add or withdrawal), and establishes the review and approval process required before the waiver may be effectuated.   PART 2:  CRITERIA A student may petition for a waiver of…
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4.23 – Credit Hour Calculation; Variable Credit Courses

PART 1: PURPOSE This Rule establishes how credit hours are calculated.   PART 2: DEFINITIONS Credit Hour: Conventionally, the “Carnegie” Credit Hour is defined as one Class Hour of contact time (with an expectation of two hours of outside work) per week over a 15 week semester. Class Hour: A Class Hour must be a…
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4.41 – Course Materials/Textbooks

A. Course Material Department heads are responsible for having on file a course outline for each course offered by the department.  Each professor is responsible for course content and selection of required materials (textbook(s), supplementary printed material, equipment, supplies) for the course.  The professor is obligated to keep course costs to the student as low…
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4.45 – Adherence to Class Schedule

PART 1: APPROVAL FROM DEPARTMENT HEAD TO HOLD CLASS AT ALTERNATE TIME OR LOCATION Faculty members will conduct class as listed in the schedule unless they have approval from the department head to meet at an alternate time or location.   PART 2: CLASS CANCELLATION Classes are not to be canceled without prior approval of…
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4.46 – Authorized Absences from Class

Absence from class will be excused for the reasons listed below, with the expectation that students will be permitted to, and will be responsible for, making up course work missed due to an excused absence. The student is representing the university at a function or event, and is making satisfactory progress in the class (e.g….
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4.47 – Class Disruption/Interruption

Any disruption or interruption of classes is to be reported promptly to the department head, who will in turn inform the dean and the dean will inform the executive vice president and provost.