UNM Faculty Governance

Upcoming public meetings

Faculty Senate Meeting
January 31, 2023, 3:00 pm MST
Location to be determined after the first of the year.
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Recent public meetings

Policy Committee Meeting
December 7, 2022, 3:00 pm MST
Zoom Conference
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Faculty Senate Meeting
November 29, 2022, 3:00 pm MST
Zoom ONLY
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Curricula Committee Meeting
November 11, 2022, 12:00 pm MST
MS Teams
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Policy Committee Meeting
November 2, 2022, 3:00 pm MDT
Zoom Conference
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Faculty Senate Meeting
October 25, 2022, 3:00 pm MDT
Scholes Hall Roberts Room and Zoom
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Tradition of Faculty Governance

The tradition of faculty governance of the University of New Mexico is found in the Faculty Constitution established in 1949. The University faculty has broad powers assigned to it by the Board of Regents and the Faculty Constitution and has the right of review and action in regard to the following:

  1. formulation of institutional aims
  2. creation of new colleges, schools, and departments and divisions;
  3. major curricular changes and other matters which in the opinion of the President of the University or his delegate to affect the institution as a whole;
  4. requirements for admission and graduation and for honors and scholastic performance in general;
  5. approval of candidates for degrees (honorary degrees and posthumous degrees);
  6. policies of appointment, dismissal, and promotion in academic rank;
  7. research, and
  8. general faculty welfare.

However, actions taken by the University faculty shall be subject to the authority of the Regents in matters involving finance, personnel, and general University policy. Generally, these responsibilities are carried out by three main faculty governing bodies:

  • The Faculty Senate and its standing committees
  • The Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee
  • The Committee on Governance.

Faculty governance structure

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