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NMSU-A has the following committees. Expand the title for more information on a specific committee.

General Charge(s): To conduct, within a reasonable time, hearings to reach a recommendation regarding the resolution of the grievance.

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General Charge(s):

  • To establish subcommittees, ad-hoc committees and groups in areas related to assessment.
  • To assess the Institutional Learning Outcomes of NMSU-A.
  • To recommend to the Academic Council methods, processes, and procedures that will promote course- and program-level student learning outcomes assessment.
  • To oversee ongoing implementation and evaluation of institution-wide assessment at NMSU-A, to include General Education assessment.
  • To evaluate program reviews and program assessment reports and to make recommendations toward improvement of quality of programs.
  • To review program reviews and progress reports (annual updates), instruments and procedures, at least every three years, and to make recommendations to improve the program review process.

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General Charge(s):

  • To establish subcommittees, ad-hoc committees and groups in areas related to curriculum.
  • To oversee the planning, development, revision, and elimination of for-credit course offerings and programs at NMSU-A. This committee reports its recommendations to Academic Council.

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General Charge(s):

  • To act as the central body in all matters related to faculty involvement in Shared Governance.
  • To establish subcommittees, ad-hoc committees and groups in areas related to the instructional mission as related to Shared Governance.
  • To provide a responsive, and efficient forum for faculty involvement in the college community.
  • To make recommendations to NMSU-A administration regarding budget and planning.
  • To articulate the faculty position on matters concerning the rights and responsibilities inherent to the academic and intellectual freedom policies of NMSU as listed in the Regents Policy Manual.
  • To facilitate communication between faculty and the administration by creating a forum for the exchange of ideas about faculty interests, issues, and needs.
  • To enhance faculty involvement in decisions which influence the instructional mission.
  • To provide an entity for the dissemination of information, the ready pooling of ideas, and to serve as a testing ground for matters of concern to the faculty.
  • To consider ways and means of improving academic quality and other aspects of the institution, including proposals dealing with academic policies and programs.
  • To receive, review, and provide input to reports of the subcommittees of the Assembly.
  • To monitor currency and provide input for the college website (e.g. updated photos of staff and campus, YouTube links, faculty and student projects, etc).
  • To recommend to the Academic Council methods, processes, and procedures that will enhance nonsupervisory aspects of course evaluation.
  • To foster communication among the various college units and faculty committees.

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General Charge(s):

  • To promote development of NMSU-A non-exempt staff through communication and in-service training.
  • To foster harmonious working relations, and to make recommendations regarding non-exempt staff development to the President through the Administrative Council at least once a year or as requested.

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General Charge(s):

  • To advise the NMSU-A administration on issuance of temporary and/or continuous contracts to tenure track faculty and promotions of regular and part-time faculty.
  • To advise administration on the evaluation of annual performance of pre-tenure faculty.
  • To assist faculty on preparing promotion and tenure documents.
  • To advise tenured faculty on how to improve performance when said performance leads to two consecutive “does not meet expectations” ratings.

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General Charge(s):

  • To establish subcommittees, ad-hoc committees and groups in areas related to student success.
  • To develop and implement strategies that will increase student retention and completion.
  • To advise the NMSU-A administration on matters related to student success, including (but not limited to) student retention and completion.
  • To identify needs for students with disabilities.
  • To assess the impact of the Learning Signature on student enrollment, engagement, success, and retention.

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General Charge(s):

  • To establish subcommittees, ad-hoc committees and groups in areas related to teaching, learning and the instructional mission.
  • To review and approve applications for hardware and software that will be used for instruction in computer labs and/or other classroom environments.
  • To consider ways and means of improving academic quality and other aspects of the institution, including proposals dealing with academic policies and programs.
  • To recommend to Academic Council plans and procedures that will promote quality in teaching and learning.
  • To offer professional development activities as described in the Learning Signature Implementation Plan – yearly Engagement Conference, Brown Bags, and Lecture Series.
  • To ensure that service learning opportunities are provided for all students.
  • To advise the NMSU-A administration in matters related to the instructional mission.
  • To arrange on campus presentations/workshops for professional development and that will promote quality in teaching and learning.

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Committee Minutes