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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

Policy A61.6 “Information Technology Committee”

Revising current policy to ensure the IT Committee’s role in working with UNM administrative IT groups. It also provides for a more comprehensive membership, including student representation. The title of the Committee will be changed to Information Technology Committee to more correctly reflect its role on all information technology issues affecting academics and research not just those pertaining to “use.”

3/23/18 to 4/22/18
D50Proposed New Policy D50 “Assignment of Credit Hours

NEW Policy developed to meet the Higher Learning Commission’s requirement that universities have an institution-wide policy that defines the process for assignment of credit hours. The proposed policy incorporates UNM’s current definitions of the terms credit hour and semester with minimal procedures to ensure student notification.

3/23/18 to 4/22/18
F70Articulation, Degree Approval, Transfers of Course Credit, and Approval of Credentialing Standards

This Policy regarding branch community colleges is being revised to:

  • Clarify types of degree programs and workforce pathways offered at the branch community colleges;
  • Clarify articulation and transfer of courses offered at branch community colleges;
  • Clarify that new courses and programs developed at branch community colleges follow the same process as those created by any other educational entity of UNM;
  • State the circumstances under which courses at the branch community colleges may not be accepted for transfer to another entity in UNM; and
  • Clarify how qualifications of faculty teaching classes will be determined and that supporting documentation will be maintained.


2/27/18 to 3/29/18
F80Representation on Faculty Senate and its Committees

The Policy is being revised to provide more information on the role of branch community colleges in the Faculty Senate. 

2/27/18 to 3/29/18


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