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A53: Development and Approval of Faculty PoliciesDecember 22, 2015 - Faculty Senate; January 19, 2016 - Operations Committee

Updated Policy

Updated this policy to provide a process for faculty members or academic administrators to propose a policy change or a new policy. The policy revision is designed to ensure the Faculty Senate Policy Committee gets all the information it needs to process a policy request, and that the requestor is kept informed of action taken by the Committee. In addition, definitions were added to clarify the terms used. The revised Policy was approved by the Faculty Senate in December 2015. 

February 4, 2016
A53.1 Policies Applicable to FacultyDecember 22, 2015 - Faculty Senate

New Policy

This new Policy discusses the relationship and authority of the different types of official policies at UNM, and includes a table sorted by subject matter that lists Regent and Administrative policies that are applicable to faculty. This provides one policy document for faculty to use to determine all policies applicable to them. This new Policy was approved by the Faculty Senate December 2015. 

February 4, 2016
E60: Sponsored ResearchOctober 27, 2015 - Faculty Senate

Updated Policy

Updated the policy to include processes which ensure that administration consults with the Faculty Senate Research Council, HSC Council, and other interested parties to discuss research priorities of and adjustments to the F&A distribution algorithm for sponsored research.

November 18, 2015
A88: Creation and Reorganization of UNM Academic UnitsOctober 27, 2015 - Faculty Senate

Updated Policy

Updated the policy to remove research centers and institutes, which are now covered by the new Policy A91 “Creation, Review, Reorganization, and Termination of UNM Research centers and Institutes”.

November 18, 2015
C280: Leave Without PayMay 9, 2014 - Faculty Senate and Board of Regents

Updated Policy

  • Conform with the new policy structure approved by the Faculty Senate in accordance with Faculty Policy A53 “Development and Approval of Faculty Policies.”
  • Clarify that insurance continues when a faculty member goes on leave without pay, unless the faculty member actively cancels his or her insurance through UNM Human Resources.
  • Extend eligibility for leave without pay to any faculty member, except for adjunct appointments. This policy change will no longer limit leave without pay to full-time faculty only.
  • Update for new position titles.
May 27, 2014
A53: Development and Approval of Faculty PoliciesFaculty Senate

Updated Policy

Reassign definitions section to the portion of the policy statement that can be revised with Policy Committee and Operations Committee approval.

March 4, 2014
A83: Annual ReportsApril 22, 2014 - Faculty Senate

Updated Policy

  • Conform with the new policy structure approved by the Faculty Senate in accordance with Faculty Policy A53 “Development and Approval of Faculty Policies.”
  • Provide flexibility to the Provost, HSC Chancellor, and the EVP for Administration to redesign annual reports so they are strategic in nature and align with other current reporting requirements.
April 24, 2014
A61.5: Campus Development Advisory CommitteeApril 22, 2014 - Faculty Senate

Updated Policy

  • to increase membership from ten to twelve members and place in new policy format.
  • Faculty Senate Operations Committee revised to add provision limiting membership to three from the seven areas concurrently.
April 24, 2014
C09: Respectful CampusFaculty Senate Operations Committee

Updated Procedures

Changes provide for the ability to report complaints using the UNM Hotline, guidance for ensuring an objective, unbiased investigation, and investigative reporting requirements designed to inform the parties of the complaint while maintaining confidentiality, and alignment of appeals process with C07 "Faculty Disciplinary Policy."

March 4, 2014
A61.7: Curricula CommitteeFebruary 4, 2014 - Faculty Senate Operations Committee

Updated Procedures

Addition of procedures previously approved by the Faculty Senate.

March 4, 2014
C190: Lecturer Annual and Promotion ReviewsNovember 26, 2013 - Faculty Senate

Updated Policy

As a condition of approval Faculty Senate asked the Policy Committee to work with C. Parker and P. Ganderton to develop procedures to address their concerns.

C250: Academic Leave For Principal LecturersOctober 8, 2013 - Board of Regents

New Policy

October 16, 2013
C170: Endowed Chairs and Named ProfessorshipsOctober 7, 2013 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot

New Policy

A53: Development and Approval of Faculty PoliciesAugust 27, 2013 - Faculty Senate

New Policy

September 25, 2013
C180: Special Administrative ComponentAugust 27, 2013 - Faculty Senate

New Policy

September 25, 2013
E120: Effort Reporting PolicyFebruary 2010 - Faculty Senate; March 2012 - Board of Regents

Updated Policy formerly titled Maternity Leave.

March 30, 2012
A61.23: Health Sciences Center CouncilMarch 30, 2012 - Faculty Senate

New Policy

March 30, 2012
B5: Separation from the UniversityMarch 30, 2012 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot

Updated Policy

Revision of terms of renewal of annual contract in Section 5.4 University-Initiated Termination of Contract of a Non-Tenured Faculty Member.

March 30, 2012
B3: Faculty Appointments and ContractsMarch 2, 2012 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot

Updated Policy

Revision of terms of appointment for Lecturer in Section 3 Continuing Non-Tenure Track Appointments.

March 30, 2012
B2: Faculty Ranks and TitlesMarch 2, 2012 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot

Updated Policy

Creation of new ranks of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Principal Lecturer in Section 2.3 Non-Tenure-- Track Faculty Titles.

March 30, 2012
C07: Faculty Disciplinary PolicyMarch 22, 2011 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot; December 13, 2011 - Board of Regents

New Policy

March 30, 2012
C215: Parental LeaveNovember 16, 2010 - Faculty Senate; November 2011 - President

Updated Policy formerly titled Maternity Leave.

March 30, 2012
B3: Faculty Appointments and ContractsNovember 7, 2011 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot

New Policy

Created and added as a new faculty title in Section 2 Faculty Ranks and Titles.

March 30, 2012
B2: Faculty Ranks and TitlesNovember 7, 2011 - Faculty Senate in an online ballot

New Policy

Created and added as a new faculty title in Section 2 Faculty Ranks and Titles.

March 30, 2012
C09: Respectful CampusJanuary, 2010 - Faculty Senate; June 16, 2011 - Board of Regents

New Policy

March 30, 2012
C35: Appointment and Continuation of DeansMarch 22, 2011 - Faculty Senate

Updated Policy

March 30, 2012
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