4.67 – Military Science Coordinator

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 4 | Curriculum and Course Management

Rule Administrator:

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Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 6.84

A. Promotion of ROTC Program

The university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program is established as a voluntary course of study.  It is the policy of the university to advocate and promote the ROTC, and the ROTC officers on campus shall be given faculty status.


B. Role of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences serves as the military science coordinator and represents the university administration at various military functions.  The dean also approves the faculty members assigned to the Departments of Aerospace Studies and Military Science.


C. Dismissal from ROTC Programs

When an ROTC department makes a decision to cancel the contract leading to a commission for a student in the advanced ROTC program, the following university procedure will apply:

  1. If the contract is canceled during a semester when the student is currently enrolled in an advanced ROTC course, and the student is demonstrating satisfactory academic performance, the student may be dropped from the course only with the student’s approval and with a grade of W.
  2. The student wishing to complete a given advanced course for graduation or for credit, whose contract is canceled during the semester in which the student is enrolled in the course, will be permitted to complete the course, provided the student continues to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance. The course may be completed by continued attendance at classes, or by extra-class arrangements made for individual instruction at the discretion of the professor of military science or aerospace studies.  Extra-class arrangements must provide to the student the opportunity to achieve the same grade which could have been received by remaining in class.