Rule Administrator: Provost & Senior Vice President Academic Affairs

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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9.36 – Faculty Post Tenure Review

(fka 5.87) PART 1: INTRODUCTION (fka 5.87.1) The Post-Tenure Review rule ensures that all tenured faculty members will receive an annual review and that those with either exceptionally fine performance or serious deficiencies in one or more areas will be identified. Special achievement shall be rewarded in a manner determined by each college or community college campus.  For…
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9.40 – Tenure Track Faculty – Pre-Tenure Period

The pre-tenure period, renewed by contract one year at a time, (sometimes also referred to as the probationary, trial, or provisional period) for personnel with or without previous experience agreed upon from other institutions of higher education will ordinarily not exceed six years.  At the discretion of the administration, the pre-tenure  period may be shortened. …
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9.41 – Tenure Track Faculty – Procedure for Award of Continuous Contract upon Award of Tenure

PART 1: CHANGE TO CONTINUOUS CONTRACT The department head initiates the Contract Status Form to accomplish the change from temporary to continuous contract.  All recommendations for tenure must be accompanied by notification to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from the dean of the result of the faculty committee vote.  When tenure…
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9.42 – Tenure Track and Tenured Faculty – Resignation Notice

Any tenure track faculty member intending to resign shall give written notice to the administration at the earliest time possible, but in no case later than 30 days after receipt of written notification of the terms of the next year’s contract, or three months prior to the start of the following academic year, whichever is…
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9.43 – Tenure Track Faculty – Process for Non-Renewal of Annual Contract

As a result of evaluating performance and annual contracts, it may be necessary not to renew an annual contract. During the trial period, non-renewal of an annual contract may be without implication of criticism or specification of cause. The reason for non-renewal will be stated, if so requested by the faculty member subject to non-renewal….
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9.60 – Administrative Reviews

Each dean or community college executive officer is responsible for preparing, scheduling, delivering and retaining appropriate administrative reviews of associate deans, department heads, directors and their equivalent. In addition to annual performance evaluations, administrative reviews are scheduled to occur every few years to determine an incumbent’s performance as an administrator. Administrative reviews are often coordinated…
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