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5.26 – SSCC Conduct Case Procedures

PART 1: REPORTING STUDENT MISCONDUCT Students, faculty or any other member of the NMSU Community may report suspected or observed misconduct by students to the Dean of Students or appropriate community college vice president for student services.  NMSU police reports involving student conduct are forwarded to the Dean of Students for review and potential disciplinary…
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5.50 – Award of Posthumous Honorary Degree

PART 1: PURPOSE When circumstances merit, upon the death of a student, an academic department may nominate a student for a posthumous award of an Honorary Degree.   PART 2: CRITERIA The student must have completed at least 85% of the credit hours required by the student’s academic program or have demonstrated compelling effort(s) to…
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6.30 – Tenure Track Faculty Appointment

PART 1: TENURE HOME Tenure at the university is placed in a specific department/program/community college where the criteria for each individual’s tenure are established.  Tenure at the community college means at the community college, not on the main campus.  There is no obligation to bring the person to the main campus if the person’s position…
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6.35 – Non-Tenure Track Faculty Appointments

Non-tenure-track faculty will be employed to teach, do research, or perform other work assignments. They may be employed full-time or part-time, with regular or non-regular status. All appointments and renewals are subject to need, availability of funding and terms of appointment. The initial employment base period of a non-tenure-track faculty member may be renewed depending…
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6.41 – Joint Academic Appointments

PART 1: WRITTEN AGREEMENT At the time of joint appointments, a written agreement is signed by the faculty member and administrative heads of the participating departments.  The agreement entails the nature and extent of reciprocal commitments between the faculty member and each academic department.  The agreement serves as a guide in the evaluation process and…
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6.42 – Post-Doctoral Appointments

PART 1: POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTMENT DEFINED A postdoctoral appointment is a classification for those individuals who are exemplary scholars, who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree, and who wish to continue their education and research experience under the direction of a university faculty member.   PART 2: RECRUITMENT CONSIDERATIONS The recruitment process for a post…
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6.43 – Graduate Faculty Appointments

PART 1: RESPONSIBILITY FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS The ultimate responsibility for the quality of the graduate program resides in the graduate faculty, individual departments offering graduate work, and the cognizant dean.   PART 2: ADMINISTRATION OF GRADUATE SCHOOL REGULATIONS The dean of the Graduate School is responsible for the administration of the Graduate School’s regulations.  …
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6.50 – Faculty Credentials Required of NMSU Instructors of Record

PART 1: PURPOSE As authorized by RPM 6.10, this Rule establishes the minimal faculty qualifications required of NMSU Instructors of Record.   PART 2: DEFINITIONS Subfield: A component of the discipline in which the instruction is delivered. The focus is on the course being taught and the general appropriateness of the Instructor of Record’s qualifications…
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6.51 – Qualification for Faculty Appointment, Generally

PART 1: GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT (MAIN CAMPUS) Common elements to be considered in appointment, differing only in degree in all ranks, are as follows: Teaching: This element is difficult to define precisely, but is commonly considered to include the teacher’s knowledge of the field; awareness of development in the field; skill in arousing interest…
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6.60 – Faculty Assignments – General

It is the policy of the university to provide conditions under which high quality instruction, research and service may be expected to occur.  The faculty and administration recognize that quality education is based on and will occur as the result of interaction and contact between professionally competent faculty and adequately prepared students.  Statements in this…
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