Rule Administrator: Executive VP and Provost

6.61 – Assignments – Teaching Load

PART 1: PURPOSE Faculty members perform a wide variety of tasks determined by the requirements of their discipline and by the mission of the university. Accordingly their workload will vary from individual to individual and over time for a particular individual. The purpose of this Rule is to establish a fair and equitable allocation of…
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6.62 – Faculty Assignments – Summer Session

Summer teaching at the university is considered a privilege and not a right. Departments will use the following guidelines in determining summer teaching assignments within the department’s FTE summer allocation: PART 1: PRIORITIES The first priority must be student and program needs. As resources permit, courses needed by the students to complete programs in a…
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6.63 – Faculty Assignments – International

PART 1: INTERNATIONALIZATION GENERALLY Internationalization is the incorporation of international content, materials, activities, and understanding into teaching, research, and public service functions of universities to enhance their relevance in an interdependent world. The major elements of the strategy being used to internationalize our university are: Defining international goals/objectives. Determining specific actions/activities relating to goals/objectives. Identifying…
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6.64 – Faculty Exchange

PART 1: ELIGIBILITY All full-time faculty and staff are eligible to participate in exchanges, with the approval of the cognizant department head, dean, director, vice president, and executive vice president and provost.  The number of exchanges in any period will be limited only by the resources available to support exchange, and to the extent which…
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6.70 – Searches for Academic Administrators

Guidelines and procedures for a search may be found in the Search Committee Guidelines, copies of which are available in departmental offices or through the Office of Institutional Equity/OIE. Faculty members shall serve on search committees for academic administrative positions.  They will be nominated and elected for this specific purpose. The executive vice president and…
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6.71 – Department Head Appointments

A department head serves at the discretion of the dean/director, with the concurrence of the executive vice president and provost. All academic departments are administered by department heads under the cognizance of the college dean, graduate dean, if appropriate, and the executive vice president and provost.   PART 1: DEPARTMENT HEAD INCREMENT It is the…
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6.72 – Department Heads Responsibilities, including Teaching

The following responsibilities of the department head are to be accomplished, insofar as possible, within budget and policy/rules restraints.   PART 1: ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP The department head is expected to be the academic leader of the departmental faculty.  The department head is responsible for ensuring that highly qualified faculty are employed.  Also, the department head…
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6.86 – Faculty Availability and Office Hours

PART 1: WORK HOURS Faculty members will be present and available to students during the entire official dates of every academic semester.  For the Fall semester, they will be available from the date of opening programs for faculty/staff through the date final grades are due; for the Spring semester, they will be available from the…
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6.92 – Faculty Consulting

PART 1: DEFINITIONS The following definitions, policies, and procedures will be applied to all Full-Time faculty members: University: New Mexico State University. Consulting: Services for compensation, not disbursed by the University, in an employee’s area of specialization. Consulting Time: That time afforded a faculty member during the faculty member’s normal working hours. Full-Time and Part-Time:…
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7.25 – Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Salary and Benefits Eligibility

Employing units will offer salaries to prospective college faculty on the basis of qualifications, availability of funding, and supply vs. demand, subject to the administrative approval procedures in effect for prospective tenure-track faculty. Salary scales for non-regular part-time, non-tenure-track faculty will be set each year for the Las Cruces campus and for the community colleges…
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