Rule Administrator: Executive VP and Provost

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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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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