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9.22 – [Pre-AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure – Glossary

(fka 5.90.2) Key terms used throughout this document are defined here. Allocation of Effort: The percentage of effort, agreed upon by the faculty member and department head or supervisor, that the faculty member will devote to each of the major categories of teaching and advising (or its equivalent), scholarship and creative activity, service, extension, outreach and…
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9.23 – [Pre-AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure – Guiding Principles

(fka 5.90.3) The following guiding principles are critical underpinnings to the promotion and tenure process at NMSU. PART 1: FACULTY PARTICIPATION (fka 5.90.3.1) The selection and retention of faculty members are of utmost importance to the quality of the university, the achievement of university goals, and the future of the institution.  In order to ensure a fair…
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9.24 – [Pre-AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure – Criteria

(fka 5.90.4) When considering applicants for promotion and tenure, serious attention will be given to performances in the applicable areas of teaching and advising (or its equivalent), scholarship and creative activity, service, extension and outreach, and where applicable, leadership. The relative importance of each of these areas varies according to the cumulative allocation of effort statements. …
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9.25 – [Pre-AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure – Policies

(fka 5.90.5)   PART 1: ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND THE PROMOTION AND TENURE PROCESS (fka 5.90.5.1) A. Performance Evaluation Policies (fka 5.90.5.1.1) Performance evaluation policies in the principal units shall include the following elements: A statement that Performance Evaluations are conducted annually. A timeline consistent with the timeline for promotion and for tenure as described in Part 9…
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9.30 – [Effective AY 18/19] Overview of Faculty Evaluation, Promotion and Tenure Rules; Definitions; Periodic Rules Review

PART 1: OVERVIEW OF FACULTY EVALUATION, PROMOTION AND TENURE RULES; DEFINITIONS; PERIODIC RULES REVIEW This rule, together with Change to ARP 9.31 – 9.36, collectively referred to as the NMSU Rules on Faculty Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure, establish the rules relating to the faculty annual performance evaluation process, and relating to promotion and/or tenure criteria…
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9.31 – [Effective AY 18/19] Annual Performance Evaluation – Regular Faculty

PART 1:  PURPOSE This Rule affirms that the regular faculty are to be evaluated based on their performance in the Four Areas of Faculty Effort (See Part 3 below), and in accordance with their respective assigned workload’s Allocation of Effort. (See Also  ARP 9.33 – [Effective AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure: The Professorial Ranks)…
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9.32 – [Effective AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure: Purpose and Guiding Principles

PART 1:  PURPOSE Promotion and tenure decisions are the means by which NMSU rewards and retains its most valued scholars, sustains excellence in its instructional disciplines, and fulfills its mission to advance knowledge.  The quality of faculty accomplishments in teaching and advising, scholarship and creative activity, extension and outreach, and service, (collectively referred to as…
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9.33 – [Effective AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure: The Professorial Ranks

College and Research Faculty will be eligible to be considered for advancement in rank, but are not eligible for consideration for tenure. Generalized descriptions of the professorial ranks as they relate to the promotion and tenure time table are described below.  (See  ARP 9.31, Part 3 and ARP 9.32, Part 2 for standards and evaluation…
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9.34 – [Effective AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committees; Common Elements Required in the Principal Unit Policies

PART 1: PRINCIPAL UNIT COMMITTEES  Department Promotion and Tenure Committees: At NMSU-Las Cruces, each academic department or unit utilize a department promotion and tenure committee.  At the Doña Ana Community College, divisions are treated as equivalent to departments for this rule and therefore its “department promotion and tenure committees” are elected from the regular faculty…
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9.35 – [Effective AY 18/19] Faculty Promotion and Tenure Reviews: Procedural Guidelines and Timeline

PART 1: PRE-TENURE PROBATIONARY PERIOD Before being considered for tenure at NMSU, eligible faculty members with or without previous experience from other institutions of higher education serve five years of the pre-tenure probationary period prior to applying for tenure during the sixth year of the probationary period.  The six year probationary period may be reduced…
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