Rule Administrator: Provost and Chief Academic Officer

4.71 – Experiential Learning Component for NMSU Academic Programs

PART 1: PURPOSE   This rule supports efforts to promote and expand experiential learning in the curriculum across NMSU’s undergraduate degree programs.  Through this rule, departments are encouraged to include purposeful experiential learning activities and opportunities in their baccalaureate degree programs.   PART 2: DEFINITION AND EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Experiential learning is defined as…
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4.81 – Degrees, Majors, Minors and Other Academic Programs of Study

PART 1: INTRODUCTION The following Administrative Rules and Procedures are adopted pursuant to the authority granted in RPM 4.00. They establish the protocols by which degrees, majors, minors, and other academic programs of study shall be developed, reviewed and officially adopted.   PART 2: TYPES OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS/MINIMUM CREDITS HOUR REQUIREMENTS A. Degrees An academic…
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4.82 – Transcript Notations

PART 1: PURPOSE The purpose of the student’s official academic transcript is to certify degree completion for employment or for continued educational purposes.  This rule establishes the parameters for notations which may be included on the student’s official transcript.   PART 2: PERMITTED NOTATIONS FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Only the following items should be noted on…
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5.15 – Degree Revocation and Expulsion from University

The Board of Regents recognizes that on rare occasions a degree may be awarded to an individual who, upon review, has not properly completed all requirements for the degree. PART 1: ALLEGATIONS REPORTED TO DEAN Allegations regarding academic misconduct which may result in permanent expulsion or degree revocation shall be brought immediately to the attention…
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5.50 – Award of Posthumous Honorary Degree

PART 1: PURPOSE When circumstances merit, upon the death of a student, an academic department may nominate a student for a posthumous award of an Honorary Degree.   PART 2: CRITERIA The student must have completed at least 85% of the credit hours required by the student’s academic program or have demonstrated compelling effort(s) to…
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6.30 – Tenure Track Faculty Appointment

PART 1: TENURE HOME Tenure at the university is placed in a specific department/program/community college where the criteria for each individual’s tenure are established.  Tenure at the community college means at the community college, not on the main campus.  There is no obligation to bring the person to the main campus if the person’s position…
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6.35 – Non-Tenure Track Faculty Appointments

Non-tenure-track faculty will be employed to teach, do research, or perform other work assignments. They may be employed full-time or part-time, with regular or non-regular status. All appointments and renewals are subject to need, availability of funding and terms of appointment. The initial employment base period of a non-tenure-track faculty member may be renewed depending…
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6.41 – Joint Academic Appointments

PART 1: WRITTEN AGREEMENT At the time of joint appointments, a written agreement is signed by the faculty member and administrative heads of the participating departments.  The agreement entails the nature and extent of reciprocal commitments between the faculty member and each academic department.  The agreement serves as a guide in the evaluation process and…
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6.42 – Post-Doctoral Appointments

PART 1: POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTMENT DEFINED A postdoctoral appointment is a classification for those individuals who are exemplary scholars, who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree, and who wish to continue their education and research experience under the direction of a university faculty member.   PART 2: RECRUITMENT CONSIDERATIONS The recruitment process for a post…
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6.43 – Graduate Faculty Appointments

PART 1: RESPONSIBILITY FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS The ultimate responsibility for the quality of the graduate program resides in the graduate faculty, individual departments offering graduate work, and the cognizant dean.   PART 2: ADMINISTRATION OF GRADUATE SCHOOL REGULATIONS The dean of the Graduate School is responsible for the administration of the Graduate School’s regulations.  …
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