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Faculty Policies Available for Review and Comment

The following policies are available for a faculty review and comment period.  Please email your comments to  All comments will be provided to the committees anonymously.

The Office of the University Secretary will review the comments and determine the best approach to address concerns raised.  This may include consultation with faculty members involved in development of the proposed policy or change.  In consultation with the Chair of the Faculty Committee who developed the proposed policy or proposed changes, the Office of the University Secretary will prepare the recommended policy document for Faculty Senate or University faculty consideration. 

Click on the Policy # below to view the proposed policy.  

Policy #Proposed Policy/Revisions with Track ChangesReason for New Policy or Revision of Existing PolicyReview and Comment Period
A61.22 A66: Policy

This Policy is being amended to increase Committee membership from seven to nine members to provide adequate resources and representation necessary to complete policy work.  Membership is being amended to specifically include faculty representation from the Health Sciences Center and a Branch Community Campus. 

C20 C20: Employment of UNM GraduatesA proposal to delete this Policy because it no longer reflected current practices at UNM was sent to faculty for review and comment earlier this year.  Mixed responses were received for and against deletion.  To address the concerns raised, the Policy Committee proposes revising the Policy to reflect current institution-wide practices to grant exceptions when needed to address a shortage of qualified individuals in certain fields and/or meet diversity goals.    10/13/17-11/13/17
D90D90: Granting Degrees for Posthumous, Memorial, and Extraordinary

This Policy is being revised to clarify the process for review and approval and to add situations for which degrees have been awarded in recent years.

F10F10: Role and Function of UNM Branch Community Colleges

F10 is being revised to clarify offerings and to correct the name to Branch Community College per NM State Law. 

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