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Proposed changes to C200 - 2nd comment period

Comment period runs August 31, 2023 through September 15, 2023. Please send comments to PGEgaHJlZj0ibWFpbHRvOmhhbmRib29rQHVubS5lZHUiPmhhbmRib29rQHVubS5lZHU8L2E+javascript required to view for the Office of the University Secretary to collect and submit to the appropriate committees.

Last Spring, the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee (AF&T) sent a proposed revision to Faculty Handbook Policy C200 “Sabbatical Leave” to faculty for review and comment. AF&T has reviewed the comments received and made changes where appropriate. A clean copy and highlighted version, with subsequent changes noted in purple text, can be accessed below.

A summary of the subsequent changes made to the policy draft are as follows:

  1. In the Applicability Section: added reference to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Although the intent is for this Policy to closely align with the collective bargaining agreement, there may be some differences and this applicability needs to be clarified.
  2. In the Policy Statement Section: added a subsection pertaining to the effective date of the proposed policy changes and indicating they will not be retroactive.
  3. In the Options Subsection: added an option that allows a faculty member to propose for consideration an alternative but equivalent time and salary option.
  4. In the Restrictions, Subsection 7.1.: added language specifying how deferrals will be documented.
  5. In the Procedures Section:
    • Subsection 1.: Added language pertaining to department chair and dean responsibilities and provide a clarification on deferrals.
    • Subsection 3:
      • Clarified that all faculty may submit applications up to 18 months in advance.
      • Removed the differentiation between HSC and other faculty pertaining to application deadlines. The differentiation pertaining to application deadlines is between 9-month and 12-month faculty.
    • Subsection 6: Propose deletion of this section because it does not seem applicable to tenured faculty, since those faculty will have base salaries funded by UNM.

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