The University Of New Mexico - Valencia Branch
FACULTY PROCEDURAL HANDBOOK
of the
VALENCIA BRANCH CAMPUS
of the
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
 
 
INTRODUCTION PROCEDURES

I. Instructional Departments and Faculty Administration
 
II. Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

1. New Faculty Selections and Orientation
2. Faculty Directory
3. Current Salary Scale & Payroll Policy
4. Summer Teaching Compensation
5. Merit Pay
6. Faculty Assignments and Compensation in Independent Studies, Practicums and Course Challenges
7. Teaching Loads
8. Full-Time Faculty Privileges
9. Faculty ID Cards
10. Faculty Assembly
11. UNM-Valencia Faculty Representation on UNM-Valencia and Main Campus Committees
12. Academic Freedom
13. Faculty Academic Freedom Grievance Procedures
14. Faculty Mailboxes
15. Faculty Meetings
16. Purchasing & Business Transactions
17. Parking Permits & Carpools
III. Teaching at UNM-Valencia 1. Syllabi
2. Textbooks
3. Class Meeting Times and Places
4. Class Caps or Maximum Enrollments
5. Team Teaching
6. Faculty Attendance and Emergency Dismissal of Classes
7. Class Lists, Student Attendance, & Class Drops
8. Typing, Duplicating and Other Support Services
9. Instructional Equipment
10. Information Systems and Computer Usage
11. Faculty Office Hours
12. Faculty Development
13. Teaching Environment
14. Guest Speakers
15. Keys
16. Disciplinary Procedures
17. Security and Parking
18. Promoting Your Classes
19. Instructor of the Year Awards
20. Student of the Month Award
21. Student Retention
IV. Grading 1. Grading Policy Statement
2. Academic Progress
3. Failing Grades at Mid-Term
4. Academic Help
5. Tests & Quizzes
6. Academic Honesty
7. Final Grades
8. Posting Grades & Returning Exams & Papers
9. Administration of the Instructor Course Evaluation System (ICES)
V. Next Semester 1. Proposing New Courses & Academic Programs
2. Faculty Rehiring
3. Course Assignments
APPENDIXES Appendix A: Part-Time Faculty Application
Appendix B: Faculty Absence Report Form
Appendix C: Attendance Intervention Form
Appendix D: Textbook Request Form
Appendix E: Table of Factors for Full-Time Faculty Summer Employment
Appendix F: University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution
Appendix G: University of New Mexico Ethics Policy on Computer Use
Appendix H: Description of Duties and Responsibilities for Instructional Administrators Dean of Instruction
Academic Department Chairs
Business and Technology Division Chair
Business and Technology Area Coordinators
Appendix I: Tuition Remission and Dependent Education Program
 
INTRODUCTION
 
Preface
 

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook is compiled in furtherance of and in accordance with the policies of the University of New Mexico Faculty Handbook, the Tenure and Promotion Handbook, and the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution. The purpose of the handbook is to organize and publish in one volume the regulations, procedures, and policies of UNM-Valencia Campus which apply to faculty. All regulations, procedures, and policies, not already established by the UNM Faculty Handbook or other established university policy, herein have been reviewed by the UNM-Valencia Faculty Handbook Committee (a Standing Committee of the Valencia Campus Faculty Assembly); the Faculty Assembly (where appropriate), and the UNM-Valencia Administration. The Faculty Procedural Handbook's goal is to direct the faculty in the fulfillment of their teaching, service, and professional obligations, while clarifying their rights and freedoms.

 
Policy Adoption

All policies which are subject to review and recommendation by the Faculty Assembly shall be included in the Faculty Handbook according to the procedures adopted herein:

1. The UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly will form a Faculty Policy and Handbook Committee (FHC) as a standing committee of the Faculty Assembly appointed by the president of the Faculty Assembly. This committee will, initially, review the 1990-91 Handbook for accuracy, place in the Handbook all approved procedures and policies omitted in earlier editions, review all subsequent changes proposed for the Handbook, and have oversight responsibility for each new Faculty Handbook published at the end of each calendar year before the end of fall semester. The first committee shall have three (3) members appointed to two (2) year terms and two (2) members will be appointed to one year terms. Membership shall consist of at least one member from each of the following:

a. Business and Technology Division
b. Arts and Sciences Division
c. Tenure and Promotion Committee
d. Curriculum Committee
2. A Faculty Handbook shall be adopted during the fall term for the following calendar year. The handbook shall initially be tendered by the Policy and Handbook Committee to the Executive Director and Dean of Instruction for review, recommendation, and where appropriate, modification, then to the faculty for approval. The Handbook shall be presented no later than the last scheduled faculty assembly meeting in November.

3. Amendments to the handbook may be initiated or proposed by either Faculty or Administration.

4. Policies established by the University of New Mexico and not subject to local authority are placed in the UNM-Valencia Faculty Procedural Handbook for information only.
 
Vision, Mission, and Core Values
of the
University of New Mexico - Valencia Campus
Vision Statement

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus will rise to national prominence as a leader among two-year colleges by enhancing its status as a community-based center for education, culture and technology and by becoming a national model for innovative teaching and learning.

Mission Statement

The Mission of University of New Mexico, Valencia Campus is to provide community residents with lifelong educational opportunities in order to better prepare them to actively participate in the world as productive, responsible and creative individuals.

The Valencia Campus, a branch college of UNM, is an open-access, student-centered institution which offers a variety of associate degrees, certificate and credential programs. Our courses provide basic skills, transfer credits, technical career training and non-credit adult and community education.

Core Values

Valencia Campus Values:

 
PROCEDURES

I. Instructional Departments and Faculty Administration

Social and Cultural Studies
1. American Studies
2. Communication & Journalism
3. Criminal Justice
4. General Honors
5. Southwest Studies
6. History
7. Social and Behavioral Sciences   Language and Letters
1. Developmental English and Reading
2. Writing Program
3. Literature
4. Introduction to Academics
5. Spanish and other Foreign Languages
6. Linguistics
7. Sign Language

Mathematics and Statistics
1. Developmental Mathematics
2. Teacher Education Mathematics
3. Mathematics
4. Statistics

Science
1. Biology
2. Chemistry
3. Earth & Planetary Science (Geology)
4. Physics
5. Natural Science (Teacher Education)
6. Nutrition, Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical

Education
1. Professional Education Courses
2. Early Childhood Education
3. Physical Education
4. Philosophy
5. Human Services

Fine Arts
1. Art Studio
2. Art History
3. Art Education
4. Media Arts
5. Music
6. Music Education
7. Theater

 
Business and Technology Division:
  Business
1. Office and Business Technology
2. Business Management
3. Business Administration
4. Real Estate
5. Banking
6. Economics

Technology
1. Computer Information Systems
2. Computer Aided Drafting
3. Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
4. Computer Science
 

Support Programs:
  Library
1. Library Use Courses

Student Enrichment Center:
1. Tutorial Services
2. Equal Access

Community Education
1. Non-Credit Community Education Courses
2. Distance and Extended Education (credit)

Adult Basic Education (non credit):
1. Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)
2. English as a Second Language (ESL)
3. Citizenship and Literacy
4. Employability Skills
 

II. Faculty Rights and Responsibilities New part-time faculty are selected through a competitive process on the basis of:   a. students' need for a course(s) in the candidate's field of expertise;
b. branch and main campus approval of candidate's credentials to teach the particular course based on the candidate's academic training, experience, and excellence in teaching as presented in his/her:
c. sufficient enrollment in the course;
d. sufficient funding;
e. the need for part-timers to supplement the UNM-Valencia full-time teaching staff. Part-time instructors should be aware that their classes can be reassigned to full-time instructors if a full-time instructor needs an additional class when one of his/her originally assigned classes is canceled because of insufficient enrollment. If a part-time instructor’s class is canceled, there is no compensation for preparation time.

Part-time instructors are hired through a competitive process on a semester-to-semester basis, and continued approval for employment is based on need and satisfactory performance (which includes results of ICES evaluations). Part-time instructors are given Assignment Memos which, if signed, designate teaching responsibility. Teaching agreements are issued during the summer session only, not during fall or spring semesters.

  New full-time instructors are selected based on many of the same criteria. They are issued full 9-month contracts prior to the start of each academic year.

UNM-Valencia advertises for part-time instructors in all teaching fields each year in order to replenish its pool of potential faculty members. The search for new full-time instructors (if positions are available) normally takes place each spring.

In either case, UNM-Valencia strictly follows Affirmative Action rules and regulations. UNM-Valencia is firmly committed to the policy of providing equal employment opportunity to all of its employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Additional information may be obtained through the UNM-Valencia Personnel Office and /or Human Resources Department on the Main Campus.

An orientation session, coordinated by the DI, for all new full- and part-time instructors is held just prior to the start of each semester. Many important topics are covered at this session, including (1) introduction of UNM-Valencia chairpersons, Faculty Assembly officers and administrators, (2) review of the UNM-Valencia mission and strategic plan, and (3) completion of personnel forms needed for compensation.
 

2. Faculty Directory  
The Dean of Instruction will be responsible for updating the faculty directory each semester.   Faculty members should update their files with current phone numbers and addresses during the first week of the semester. A form is sent to each instructor for this purpose.

Instructors can opt not have their home phone numbers in the directory by letting the Instructional Secretary know of their preference by the end of the first week of class.

Instructor home phone numbers are not released to students at any time. Students can contact their instructors by (1) seeing them during their office hours or (2) leaving a message with a secretary or in the faculty mailboxes (3) voice-mail; (4) e-mail.
 

3. Current Salary Scale and Payroll Policy
  Part-time instructors are paid in four equal payments each semester. The first payment is issued after the first full calendar month of teaching.

The 1997/98 salary scale for part-time instructors is as follows:

a. Bachelors, Associates or no degree: $500/credit hour
b. Masters degree: $550/credit hour
c. Doctors or terminal degree: $600/credit hour

A new full-time instructor's salary is negotiated individually based on:

a. funds available in the particular recruiting year,
b. a person's teaching field--faculty in hard to recruit teaching fields (i.e., math, science, and the technical fields) can be offered higher initial salaries, and
c. professional qualifications.

The following are minimum 9-month salaries:

a. Bachelors, Associates or no degree: $26,000
b. Masters degree: $28,000
c. Doctors or terminal degree: $30,000

Full-time instructors are paid on the last working day of each month. They can elect to receive payments over 10 or 12 installments during the calendar year. Faculty who elect to receive 10 installments will be paid from August through May. For these instructors benefit deductions for the month of June will be deducted from May’s salary installment and benefit deductions for the month of July will be deducted from August’s salary installment.
 

4. Summer Teaching Compensation  
Whereas part-time faculty are compensated for summer teaching on the same basis as during the other nine months of instruction and can teach up to six (6) hours, full-time faculty may teach up to nine (9) credit hours and will be compensated as follows:   1. The summer salary of a full-time instructor is generally based on three criteria:   a. base salary for academic year prior to summer session,
b. number of credit hours taught, and
c. number of weeks over which the course is taught (the maximum is eight)   The formula used to determine the summer salary is determined by the Provost’s Office. For example, 1999 summer salaries for full-time faculty were determined as follows:

(base salary for academic year prior to summer session) x (factor from table in Appendix E) = (summer salary)

Example A: A full-time instructor with a $30,000 base academic year salary teaching a three credit-hour course over the full eight weeks: $30,000 x .0741 = $2,223
 

2. No regular UNM faculty member (except chairs) shall be paid more than a total of $7,555 for teaching and other departmental duties performed during the 8-week summer session, irrespective of the academic year base salary prior to the summer session.
  Example B: For any regular faculty member whose academic year salary is more than $34,000, an 8-week, 9 CH session salary of $7,555 shall be used rather than .2222 of the incremented academic year salary.
 
3. In order to facilitate computations, a table of factors should be used with 9-month salary figures to arrive at summer session salaries (see Appendix E).

4. Except when approval is granted in advance by the appropriate Chair, DI, Director and by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, no faculty member shall be assigned to teach a 9 credit hour load during a period of less than 8 weeks.

  5. In connection with 4. above, (except where prior approval has been given), short courses must be scheduled for a minimum of 15 clock hours (50 minute periods) for each semester hour of credit, and there must be no more than 1.125 semester hours credit for each week duration. This limit permits student programs of nine credit hours during the 8-week summer session.

6. No more than 1.13 semester hours credit may be taught by any instructor or taken by a student in a one-week period. Instructors who teach courses during a period shorter than 8 weeks will receive proportionately lower salaries per credit hour (see Appendix E).

  Example A: For a $30,000 base academic year, if the instructor teaches 3 credit hours over a 4-week period, the summer salary is calculated as follows: $30,000 X .0864 = $2,592. If the same instructor taught the course over an 8-week period, the salary would be calculated as follows: $30,000 X .0987 = $2,961.

Example B: An instructor wishes to teach a 3 credit-hour course over a 2-week period. Dividing the 3 credit hours by the 2-week period results in 1.5 credit hours per week. Since this amount exceeds the 1.13 credit hours limit, the course may not be offered.

 
The rationale for this policy is that faculty who teach over a longer term will also be more involved in committee and other service work.
 
All policies related to summer teaching were formulated by the Faculty Contracts Office on Main Campus and approved by the Provost.  
5. Merit Pay  
The University of New Mexico and its branch campuses are committed to the concept of merit pay for all contract full-time when pay raises are available. Merit pay for full-time faculty at UNM-Valencia, when available, is determined from year to year based on the totals of the professional development points (PDP'S) each instructor accumulates as part of his/her Faculty Evaluation/Development Instrument (FE/DI). Copies of the FE/DI are available from your Chair or at the Academic Office.   
6. Faculty Assignments and Compensation in Independent Studies, Practicums/Cooperative Education and Course Challenges  
Full-time and part-time faculty are sometimes called upon to assist students in independent courses, to supervise practicums/cooperative education assignments or to administer a course challenge. Instructors are encouraged to contact their Chair regarding this policy.

The following method will be used:

1. For independent studies and practicums/cooperative education classes, all participating faculty will be paid either $100, $110 or $120 (for bachelors, masters, or doctorate/terminal degree holders, respectively) per student.

2. Course challenges will receive no compensation and may be considered "college and community service" for full-time facultyy.

Faculty will also be asked to serve in this role on a voluntary basis. However, if no faculty is found to participate in this respect, the Division Chair will require that pertinent full-time faculty fill this role on a rotating basis.

 
7. Teaching Loads  
Full-time faculty are required to teach 15.0 credit hours per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Course releases may be granted to individual faculty for special assignments, such as managing grants, working on institutional projects, coordinating programs, or administering tasks in general, etc. Full-time faculty may teach a one-course overload during the fall and spring semesters for which they will be paid on the same basis as a part-time instructor. According to EEO policy guidelines, full-time faculty who teach an overload course outside of the discipline area for which he/she was hired must be selected through a competitive process. Summer employment is optional for full-time faculty (see Part II, Section 4 "Summer Teaching Compensation" for details).

Part-time faculty may teach a maximum of 15.0 credit hours at UNM and its branches each academic year. This means that if an instructor teaches 9 hours in the fall, for example, he/she can only teach 6 hours during the following spring. Exceptions can be made in emergencies when, for instance, an additional section of a course is needed after registration is completed. Summer employment is not considered in the 15.0 hours maximum.

Staff who teach part-time may not exceed a total of 1.25 FTE. Given that each three credit-hour course taught during the fall or spring semesters counts as .2 FTE, a full-time staff person may teach only up to three credit hours during the regular academic year. During the summer semester, a three credit-hour course counts as .33 FTE. Therefore, a full-time staff person may not teach a three-credit-hour course in the summer.

Exceptions to any of the policies described above are possible through special permission from the Provost’s office. The process of requesting any such exceptions is initiated through the Dean of Instruction.

 
8. Full-Time Faculty Privileges  
Full-time faculty enjoy the following privileges during their employment at UNM-Valencia:

a. UNM Libraries: borrowing privileges at the UNM-Valencia Library and all Main Campus libraries.
b. D. H. Lawrence Ranch, north of Taos, New Mexico: Rustic cabins available for small fee. Reservations may be made by calling 277-3751.
c. UNM Recreational equipment: tents, camping stoves, backpacks, snowshoes, cross-country ski equipment, etc. may be rented for a small fee from Johnson Gym. Johnson Gym facilities, including the swimming pool, are also available.
d. UNM Museums: free admission to the Fine Arts Museum, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Geology Museum, the Student Art Gallery, the Biology Greenhouse.
e. UNM Student Union facilities: admission to restaurants, shops, recreation areas, and movie theater. Fees are charged in some areas.
f. Speech analysis and speech therapy discounts at the UNM Speech Center.
g. Safety glasses may be purchased at reduced rates from the Campus Safety Office on main campus.
h. Dental x-rays, cleaning, and fluoride treatment services are provided at special rates at the UNM Dental Program.
i. Medical services at the UNM Employee Health Clinic.
j. Portraits and photo supplies may be purchased at good prices at the UNM Photo Service.
k. Use of UNM-Valencia stationary for professional purposes.
l. Professional development funds available through the Faculty Professional Development Committee.
m. The University of New Mexico has assumed administration of the tuition remission and dependent education process for the branch campuses. As such, policies indicated in the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual of the University of New Mexico (policies 3700 and 3785, respectively) and the Faculty Handbook (page C-1) will be adhered to. For more information on this program please refer to Appendix I.
n. Office space.
o. Campus Mailboxes: see section 14.
p. Gratuitous teaching materials when they are available from publishing houses or university presses.
q. Graduation robes
 

9. Faculty ID Cards
  Faculty ID Cards are required for most of the activities listed as instructor privileges. These IDs are issued to part-time instructors each semester by the Academic Office. IDs are issued to full-time faculty by the Personnel Office at the beginning of each academic year.
 
10. Faculty Assembly  
The UNM-Valencia faculty organized its faculty government (known as the Faculty Assembly) in December 1982. All full- and part-time faculty who are teaching at the Valencia Campus are voting members of the Faculty Assembly (see Appendix F for the Faculty Constitution).
 
11. UNM-Valencia Faculty Representation on UNM-Valencia and Main Campus Committees  
Faculty are strongly encouraged to volunteer to serve on UNM-Valencia committees The composition, structure, and process for all UNM-Valencia committees is found in the Committee Composition, Structure, and Process document (available at the Library or through the Faculty Assembly web page — http://www.unm.edu/~vfac)

Standing committees of the Faculty Assembly include:

Campus-wide Committees are: The Dean of Instruction has an advisory group, the Instructional Council, consisting of supervisors from different instructional areas.

Ad Hoc and Search Committees also need the help of faculty and can be volunteered for as a service to the institution. Part-time instructors can volunteer to serve by seeing either their Chair or the Dean of Instruction. Preferences can be indicated on Committee Bid forms distributed every two years.

UNM branches are represented by elected representatives on the following main campus committees:

 
III. Teaching at UNM-Valencia Instructors can obtain copies of the syllabi previously used for their courses from the Dean of Instruction's office. Instructors are required to submit their own syllabus for each of their UNM- Valencia courses. At least one copy of your course syllabus should be filed in the academic office by the end of the second week of classes. Most importantly, each of your students should receive a copy of your syllabus by the end of the first week of classes so that they can know (1) what material the course will cover and (2) what is expected of them in your course. The following model syllabus is an example:

Course Number & Name:_________________________

Meeting Place & Time:__________________________________________

Instructor's Name:__________________ Office Room Number:______________________

Instructor's Campus Phone:___________________ Office Hours:_______________________

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Your course description should be based on descriptions from the UNM-Valencia or UNM catalog. The description should clearly list all prerequisites for your class.

TEXTBOOK(S): List the authors, titles, and editions of all required and suggested texts for your class.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Include a student attendance policy statement. Your statement should clearly state (1) what you consider to be "excessive" absences, and (2) what are the penalties for missing your class.

GRADING POLICY:

  a. State your grading methodology by listing all the criteria used to evaluate student performance. When appropriate, the weight of each criterion should also be indicated. For example:
  Tests = 20% of student's grade
Homework Assignments: = 25% of student's grade
Quizzes = 25% " " "
Class Participation = 10% " " "
Projects = 20% " " "
Total = 100%
 
b. Also include:
  1. a late assignment statement;
2. make-up policy on quizzes, tests, & assignments;
3. an extra credit policy (if you have one);
4. definition of plagiarism;
5. penalties for plagiarism or cheating.
 
LIBRARY USAGE: If applicable, a course syllabus should include a statement indicating how your students will make use of the UNM-Valencia library during the semester.   ATTENDANCE POLICY: Include a student attendance policy statement. Your statement should clearly state (1) what you consider to be "excessive" absences, and (2) what are the penalties for missing your class.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Include a statement such as the following: If you have a disability, please inform me of your special needs as soon as possible to ensure that those needs are met in a timely manner.

  COURSE OUTLINE: Your outline should include the following:   a. weekly lecture and discussion topics
b. weekly reading/homework assignments
c. films or slides to be shown in class
d. guest speakers to appear in class
e. required library work
f. due dates on class projects
g. quiz and exam dates
h. dates of holidays
i. drop/add dates   PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHAIR OR COORDINATOR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS IN PREPARING YOUR SYLLABUS.
 
2. Textbooks
  Faculty members who are teaching different sections of the same course are encouraged to adopt a single primary text (or texts) in consultation with their Chair or Coordinator. In program courses such as English and math instructors are required to use the adopted text(s). Additionally, faculty are encouraged to change texts as infrequently as possible so that our students can purchase used textbooks and can resell their texts. This should ensure that textbook costs are kept to a minimum.

Chairs or Coordinators will consult with faculty about text selection and may actually choose a course text or texts for a new instructor who has been hired after text-order deadlines or help a new instructor choose course texts as part of new-faculty orientation.

Faculty members will submit textbook orders to the bookstore manager on the "UNM-Valencia Campus Book Request Form" (refer to Appendix D for a sample of this form). These forms will be supplied to the instructor by the Dean of Instruction along with the teaching assignment.

Every course assigned to an instructor should be listed on the "Book Request Form" with the appropriate information or the notation "NO BOOK REQUIRED."
 

3. Class Meeting Times and Places
  It is expected that classes will be taught at the times and in the places listed on the UNM-Valencia printed schedule of classes each semester. Any permanent changes must be requested in writing and approved by the appropriate Chair and Dean of Instruction before they are made.

Should changes in meeting times and places become necessary, an instructor must make sure that such changes are:

a. convenient for all registered students;
b. unanimously agreed to without pressure, by all registered students in the class, rather than simply those present on the day the changes are discussed;
c. approved by the appropriate Chair and Dean of Instruction before they are instituted.
 

4. Class Caps or Maximum Class Enrollments
  In order to provide a quality educational environment in line with our stated mission, enrollment in many courses is often limited. Current enrollment limitations, which are subject to periodic review, include:

a. all remedial English classes at the 010T and 100 levels are capped at 16 students each.
b. all academics 010T and 100T classes are capped at 20 students each.
c. all remedial math classes at the 010T and 100T levels are capped at 17 students each.
d. all other English composition and math classes are capped at 22 students each.

These and other course caps are subject to periodic review.

 
5. Team Teaching  
Given the potential benefits to faculty and students alike, instructors are encouraged to develop courses to be offered in a team teaching environment. In order to be cost effective, a minimum number of students in team-taught classes will be determined by the Dean of Instruction. If this enrollment goal is not realized, the team may have to be split, with all but one of the originally assigned instructors being reassigned to teach other courses as available.

Moreover, in order to share this teaching opportunity, instructors are usually limited to two team taught courses per academic year.

 
6. Faculty Attendance and Emergency Dismissal of Classes  
It is expected that instructors will meet their students at every assigned class time for the entire class period. However, should emergencies, such as an illness, an accident, or a family crisis, prevent attendance, instructors should contact their chair or the Dean of Instruction directly as soon as possible so that the students can be notified of the canceled class.

Non-emergency absences are permissible only with the Dean of instruction's approval at least one week prior to the non-emergency absence. Faculty Absence Report forms are available in the Dean of Instruction's office. (See Appendix B).

Occasional emergencies, ranging from inclement weather (listen to radio stations) to bomb scares, may force the college administration to dismiss classes for some or all of a teaching day. Individual instructors must not dismiss classes in such emergencies without prior approval from the administration. These canceled classes will not usually have to be made up unless their total numbers become excessive.

Faculty are urged to attend the graduation ceremonies each May.

 
7. Class Lists, Student Attendance, and Class Drops  
Unofficial class rosters are distributed prior to the first class meeting. Discrepancies should be reported as soon as possible to the UNM-Valencia Registrar's office.

Official class lists come out the 7th week of the semester. Instructors will submit their class list validations to the Registrar.

Students on class rosters are expected to attend all class sessions, unless otherwise excused by their instructors. Instructors are therefore urged to take attendance at the start of each class meeting. This is especially important for students receiving government funding from the Veterans Administration and JTPA.

Students with excessive documented absences can be dropped by their instructors. Student absences greater than 15% of course content hours has historically been used as a guideline for excessive absences. Instructors can obtain Instructor Drop forms from the UNM-Valencia Registrar. An instructor wishing to use the Instructor Drop Form must do so by the end of 12th week of the semester.

Instructors help in the retention of their students by contacting students directly and/or reporting students who miss three consecutive class sessions. Lists of these students should be submitted on an Attendance Intervention form (see Appendix C) to the Associate Director for Student Services. The Associate Director for Student Services or an assigned student advisor will, in turn, contact the absent students by phone to determine if there is a problem in their attending class. The Associate Director (or student advisor) will then make suggestions to help solve whatever problems exist so that the students can return to your class as soon as possible. Reports on what has been done to assist these students will be sent back to their instructors.
 

8. Typing, Duplicating and Other Support Services
  Faculty can produce their tests, syllabi, and other course material on equipment available on campus. Faculty who would like assistance in typing course material can request assistance from the instructional secretaries. Production of documents should be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the time the material is needed in class. Large copying jobs should be submitted at least three working days prior to the day the material is needed in class.

Faculty should not duplicate entire articles or long readings for each member of his/her class. Instead, one or two copies of these readings should be put on reserve for your students in the UNM-Valencia library. This will help us to conserve copying resources. The faculty should be aware of the "fair use" copyright law.

Instructional staff assistants and support staff provide the following services:

a. do all copy work required for classes
b. order supplies and equipment for instructional area
c. arrange for transportation and use of university vehicles for field trips
d. take phone messages
e. coordinate the administration of student course evaluations (ICES)
f. coordinate travel vouchers for instructors
g. make mail box assignments for instructors each semester
h. supervise work-study students
i. provide instructional assistance to students in the computer labs

 
9. Instructional Equipment  
Instructional equipment, such as audio-visual (AV) equipment, is available in the UNM-Valencia library and in the academic and vocational buildings. The AV inventory includes:

a. CD, cassette and record players
b. overhead projectors
c. movie projector (16 mm)
d. slide projectors
e. filmstrip projectors
f. portable screens
g. VCRs and monitors

Film and VCR tape catalogs are also available through the library.

AV equipment or media are reserved through the UNM-Valencia Librarian and can be reserved either for a one-time or semester-long use. Instructors who wish to use AV equipment, film or VCR tapes should reserve it prior to the day the equipment is needed in class. If at all possible, however, instructors are urged to reserve the equipment a few days in advanced of the day needed.

 
10. Information Systems and Computer Usage  
All computer systems in the Valencia Campus are managed by a Systems Administrator and two technical staff (5-8911). The Systems Administrator is responsible for maintenance of all computers and the campus' network system. Maintenance of the computers includes the installation of additional software and hardware by the technical staff. Additionally, the Systems Administrator serves a consultant role determining future information systems needs for our campus and connectivity to systems on the Main Campus and other institutions.

Each full-time faculty member is issued a personal computer for instructional and administrative use. Part-time faculty may, with permission, use a full-time instructor's computer or may use any of the computers in the labs in the Business and Technology building or in the Academic office. Purchases of software or additional hardware must be made using funds in the instructor's academic unit. It is recommended that the Systems Administrator be consulted before purchasing software to ascertain compatibility and hardware expansion issues.

All computers at the Valencia Campus are connected to a campus-wide network system. Faculty are encouraged to use this network for a variety of reasons that include, but are not limited to:

a. sending/receiving electronic mail
b. sharing of printers and other equipment
c. sharing data in files and databases
d. electronic collecting of student assignments
e. accessing various applications programs

To gain access to the network system, the instructor will have to contact the Systems Administrator to be issued a login ID and password. Once the login ID and password are issued, the instructor will have access to the network system from any of the campus' computers.

  Equipment in the Business and Technology labs is primarily intended, although not exclusively, for classroom-related use by UNM students who have been given proper authorization1. Faculty, staff and students may use the equipment according to the following guidelines (listed in order of priority):
      1. Usage directly related to classroom assignments: These include assignments in a Business and Technology computer course or assignments in courses offered in another department where the instructor has previously coordinated with the Chair of the Business and Technology Department.
      2. Usage directly related to UNM functions: These include clerical work, formulation of college reports, faculty dossier, in-house equipment training, etc. Usage for these purposes is both acceptable and encouraged. Reimbursement of funds to the Business and Technology Division may be applicable in circumstances where material resources are expended for other than department use. 2
      3. Personal usage: Included in this category are classroom assignment papers, reports, theses, or dissertations as well as any other personal usage. For-profit use is definitely prohibited. For any usage where material resources are expended,2 use is limited to a maximum of 10 hardcopies3 per person per month.
      4. Ethics Policies for Computer Use: The University Business Policies and Procedures Manual of the University of New Mexico, policy 2500.6, lists regulations for the ethical use of computer systems. Please refer to Appendix G for a list of these policies.
Lab hours change from one semester to another and are available upon request from the Business and Technology office (V-123, 5-8700). A lab may be closed without prior notice in the rare event that a lab attendant is not available for supervising a lab. Business and Technology staff and work studys may not be used by any faculty, staff or student for any services outside of their normal duties (e.g., helping to enter a report or other paper into the word processor, repairing a computer, helping with software, etc.) except with prior approval from the Department Chair or on the staff or work study's own time (hopefully with compensation).

Except by special permission from the Systems Administrator, Business and Technology Division Chair or higher administration, individuals who are not affiliated with UNM4 will not be given access to Business and Technology equipment.
 
Footnotes

  1 Authorization is automatically given to any students who are currently enrolled in any computer-related course taught in the Business and Technology Division and is renewed on a semester to semester basis. Students not currently enrolled in these courses will be given authorization if they apply at the Business and Technology office (V-123). Authorization will consist of a color-coded sticker that is applied to the students' ID. These stickers denote the specific labs that students have access to.
2 The use of a computer itself is not considered expendable as the only resource that is consumed is relatively small amounts of electricity. Expendable uses include the Lab use of copiers, printers and plotters where toner, paper, ribbons, and laser cartridges are consumed.
3 The term hardcopy refers to output from a copier, printer, or plotter.
4 Affiliation to UNM includes all UNM faculty, staff, and students. Main Campus, Los Alamos, and Gallup faculty, staff, and students may use Valencia equipment if they show proper identification and follow the given guidelines.  
11. Faculty Office Hours  
The following Office Hour Policy was reviewed and approved by the Faculty Executive Committee and administration in February, 1989. According to this agreement, full-time faculty will post and hold seven (7) office hours per week with the following provisions:

a. Instructors are encouraged to make every effort to meet with their students.
b. Whenever feasible, faculty will schedule office hours directly before and after classes and always endeavor to set office hours most convenient for students; faculty are also encouraged to meet with students outside of posted office hours, by appointment.
c. All posted office hours should be followed by the phrase "or by appointment".
d. If instructors must be away from their offices during posted office hours, they should arrange for student messages and quickly respond should any student call or drop by their offices.
e. Any course load below 5 per semester reduces required office hours for that semester:
 

i. 1-2 course load = 2 office hours per week
ii. 3 course load = 4 office hours per week
iii. 4 course load = 6 office hours per week  
f. Faculty should submit office hours to his/her chair as soon as possible after each semester's course schedule is finalized.
g. Faculty should post their office hours on their office doors and on their syllabi by the second week of the semester.
All part-time Faculty should hold 1/2 hour per week of office hours for each 3-hour course.  
12. Faculty Development  
In order to assist the faculty to teach at the community college level, a faculty development program is made available each year. This program often includes: (1) teacher workshops prior to each general faculty meeting, (2) guest speakers on faculty development, (3) notification of pertinent faculty development sessions held on main campus, (4) memos with teaching suggestions, and (5) a collection of faculty development monographs, periodicals, and materials in the UNM-Valencia library.

Part-time instructors are especially encouraged to read Donald Greive, A Handbook for Adjunct and Part-Time Faculty (Cleveland: INFO-TECH, 1984).

A copy of the most recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education is kept in microfiche in the library for faculty perusal.

Funding to participate in additional faculty development activities will be by application submitted to the Faculty Professional Development Committee.

 
13. Teaching Environment  
Please remember that:

a. UNM regulations prohibit smoking, drinking, or eating in classrooms and teaching laboratories before, during, and after class sessions;
b. tables and chairs should be returned to their original positions at the end of each class;
c. the blackboard should be cleaned after your class so that the room is ready for the next group assigned to use it;
d. classroom lights should be turned off after class to conserve energy;
e. AV equipment should be either returned to the library, if the library is open when you are finished with the equipment, or left in a secured area, such as an office, if the library is closed when you are finished with the equipment.

Please inform your Chair or the Dean of Instruction if there are problems, such as no chalk, defective heating or cooling, or inadequate seating arrangements, in your classroom.

 
14. Guest Speakers  
Instructors are encouraged to invite guest speakers to appear in their classes to present material relevant to your syllabus. Unfortunately, the college can not afford to pay honorariums for such guests, unless special student fees have been assigned for a course before the course begins (i.e., at registration). However, gas mileage is reimbursable in certain cases, approved by the your Chair, especially if the speaker is traveling from outside Valencia County.  
15. Keys
  Because classroom buildings are unlocked by 7:00 am and locked by 10:00 pm during the week, instructors do not normally need keys to enter their buildings and rooms. However, because some rooms or labs need to be unlocked and locked at unusual times of the day or week, keys are sometimes issued to instructors on a semester to semester basis. Such keys are issued by (1) obtaining the Dean of Instruction’s and Associate Director for Business and Finance’s written approval and (2) obtaining the appropriate key from the Security office. Please allow one week after receiving approval before picking up requested keys.   16. Disciplinary Procedures
  Instructors who experience disciplinary problems with their students are urged to

a. refer to the Student Disciplinary procedures section of the UNM-Valencia Catalog and/or
b. refer to the UNM code of conduct and/or
c. see the your Chair, the DI, and/or the Director of Student Services as soon as problems develop and before they become serious.

 
17. Security and Parking
  Instructors who experience immediately threatening security problems in their classrooms, or otherwise notice disruptions on campus, should immediately alert the Academic Office. If there is no one in the office, please contact the security guard. The security guard's campus extension is 5-8570; the beeper telephone number is 251-6127 or 251-6124. Instructors who teach off campus should inquire as to the security rules at each off-campus site.

All faculty are required to display a current and numbered UNM-Valencia parking permit on the vehicle(s) they bring to campus.

 
18. Promoting Your Classes  
Instructors are encouraged to submit information about newsworthy aspects of their courses to the Public Information person so that press releases can be distributed to the local media. Articles in the press are extremely important for (1) our image in the community and (2) our letting the public know how we are serving the community in new and different ways. The Public Information office is located in the Administration Building.

Instructors are encouraged to use the display case in the Academic Building to display class projects, promote upcoming classes, etc. Reservations to use the case can be made for various lengths of time, although it will be reserved on a first come, first served basis, and a limit of 3 weeks will be used as a guideline. If no other requests are made for the space, additional time beyond the 3 weeks will be considered. Please see the Administrative Assistant in the Academic Building to reserve the display case.
 

19. Instructor of the Year Awards The UNM-Valencia Instructor of the Year Award is sponsored by the UNM-Valencia Student Senate. This is a highly prestigious award created to honor the instructor who is recognized for teaching excellence and college service by our students. There are actually four Instructor of the Year Awards at UNM-Valencia. Two are given to honor full-time instructors and two are to honor part-time instructors.
 
20. Student of the Month Award Each month a top student is honored as the UNM-Valencia’s Student of the Month. This student is selected by the Student of the Month Committee based on recommendations made by the faculty and staff using Student of the Month Nomination forms. Instructors are strongly encouraged to make nominations from month to month so that we can honor our best students in this important way.
 
21. Student Retention UNM-Valencia instructors are expected to be actively involved in the retention of our students within each semester (to prevent drops) and from semester to semester (to prevent drop-outs). The following is a partial list of the ways in which instructors can assist in retention efforts:

a. by reporting discrepancies in, first, your unofficial class rosters and, later, your official class rosters;
b. by using the Attendance Intervention form to report the names of students who have poor attendance records to Student Services so that advisors can contact these students (See Appendix C);
c. by urging students who are doing poorly to make use of the extra help available at the Enrichment Center;
d. by urging particularly good students to apply for UNM-Valencia Scholarships;
e. by using the Student of the Month Nomination form to nominate your best students for Student of the Month recognition:
f. by being fair and timely in grading and helpful in explaining mistakes;
g. by being accessible to your students by faithfully keeping office hours from week to week and having an "approachable" attitude;
h. by giving your students "pep talks" about the value of education and the importance of your course in their curricula;
i. faculty should be encouraged to contact students personally

NOTE: According to The Administrator of February 24, 1986, satisfied car customers tell eight potential customers about their satisfaction, while dissatisfied customers tell 22 other potential customers about their dissatisfaction. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best form of advertising regardless of one's commodity. We can have beautiful facilities and the best possible programs, but you, the instructor, are the most important factor in student retention. Please keep this in mind, not to be easy and simply popular, but to be effective and helpful in your students' success!
 

IV. Grading 1. Grading Policy Statement It is essential that your students know how they are to be academically evaluated in your course(s). Course grading policies should, therefore, be clearly described on each course syllabus. These grading policies exist so that students: (1) know what you expect of them academically and (2) can perform to their highest potential. An instructor's failure to adhere to his or her stated grading policies can result in a legitimate student grievance over a final grade.

Details regarding the UNM grading system are provided in the UNM-Valencia Catalog.
 

2. Academic Progress Students should be periodically informed of their grades and progress during the semester so that they can work to continually improve their academic work. Students should be advised that at least two hours of study is usually necessary for every 50 minutes of in-class time. Additionally, courses that include laboratory work may require two or more hours outside of class time for completion of assignments.
 
3. Failing Grades at Mid-Term The names of students who are receiving failing grades or Ds at mid-term must be submitted to the Associate Director for Student Services on a Mid-term Failing Grade Report form by Monday of the eleventh week of classes, so that these students can be given academic advice either by the Student Services office or by the staff at the Student Enrichment Center. The instructor's appraisal of why a student is failing his or her course should also be noted on this mid-term report form.
 
4. Academic Help Students experiencing academic difficulties in their class(es) should be (1) primarily assisted by their instructor, (2) counseled in the Student Services office and/or (3) referred to the Student Enrichment Center for tutoring or additional remedial work in such areas as reading, writing, math and study skills.
 
5. Tests and Quizzes Tests and quizzes are prepared by instructors for their courses, unless a uniform test or final is provided by UNM or UNM-Valencia departments, as in the case of English composition courses.

Students with special needs and/or requiring make-up exams and quizzes are to be referred to the Student Enrichment Center (SEC). Procedural details are available from the SEC.

 
6. Academic Honesty
  As stated in the UNM Catalog, "Each student is expected to abide by the highest standards of honorable conduct in academic matters. Dishonesty in quizzes, tests or assignments, whether in the classroom or out, may be cause for dismissal from the University." Instructors are encouraged to discuss individual cases of dishonesty with their chairperson and/or the Associate Director to determine the appropriate course of disciplinary action.

For additional information regarding UNM policies on academic dishonesty, see pp. f-6, f-7, and f-20 of the UNM Faculty Handbook. Also, a statement regarding the definition of plagiarism and the penalties for dishonesty should be included in your syllabus.

 
7. Final Grades
  UNM final grade report forms are provided to instructors by the UNM-Valencia Registrar at the end of each semester. Instructors should check student names on their class rosters with the roster provided on the final grade report form. All discrepancies should be reported to the UNM-Valencia Registrar. Otherwise, the reports should be completed, signed by the instructor, and submitted directly to the UNM-Valencia Registrar's office no later than the date indicated on the memo attached to your grade report.

Final grade reports should not be mailed or delivered to the Registrar at the UNM Main Campus. If you are unable to hand deliver your final grade sheet to the UNM-Valencia campus in time to meet the grade report deadline, you can call in your grades to the UNM-Valencia Registrar by phone. The Registrar will then send you a release form to sign and return so that he/she has a written document showing that you were willing to have your grades entered for you. Students can inquire about their grades either by using I-TEL or by requesting a transcript.

 
8. Posting Grades and Returning Exams and Papers
  Faculty may decide to post grades listed by students' social security numbers by filling in the detachable strip on the left side of the computer-scanned grade report. Personnel in the Student Services office will post the grades only if this strip is filled out by the instructor.   Instructors should make arrangements to return all final exams and papers to students at the end of the semester, but not in a public place, such as the library or outside office doors. Students can, for example, provide self-addressed, stamped envelopes for this purpose. Another option would be for students to pick up their exams and papers the following semester during their instructors’ office hours. Exams and papers that are not picked up (except for classes in the English department) could be destroyed by the instructor at the end of the following semester.

According to UNM policy, English final exams and essays are kept on file for a period of five years.

 
9. Administration of the Instructor Course Evaluation System (ICES)
  ICES are of utmost importance to maintaining the quality of education at our campus. Without it our students would have no formal way to evaluate instruction, and instructors would have no regular way to monitor their classroom performance. Without the ICES, instructor evaluation at UNM-Valencia is seriously crippled.

For full-time instructors, ICES is a major component of a comprehensive evaluation system--the FE/DI (please refer to Part V, section 2 on page 19 for more information on the FE/DI and its impact on faculty rehiring). For adjunct faculty, ICES are required.

Unofficial results of the ICES (i.e., scores and comments) will be available to you each semester when you submit your grades to the Registrar. After you submit your grades, come by the Academic office and ask the administrative assistant for your ICES results.

Specific procedures for administering the ICES are supplied to you with your ICES packet(s) and read to the classes.
 

V. Next Semester 1. Proposing New Courses and Academic Programs Instructors interested in designing new courses or revamping established ones are urged to submit their suggestions in writing to their chairpersons or the Chair of the Curriculum Committee. These suggestions should be submitted as early as possible in the academic year, as it may take at least one year for the Main Campus to process and approve the forms. Instructors should not petition students to propose particular courses.

Suggestions on curriculum changes and new academic programs are welcomed at any time, but they need to go through the appropriate functional department and to the curriculum committee if a significant change is involved.

 
2. Faculty Rehiring A Faculty Evaluation/Development Instrument (FE/DI) for full-time faculty was created by the Faculty Assembly in the fall semester 1987.

At the March 29, 1996 Faculty assembly meeting the faculty voted that:

The FE/DI for 1999 will be due by the end of February, 2000.

Full-time instructors who are not on tenure track status are rehired from year to year based on documented performance, institutional need for full-time instructors in their fields, sufficient funding, and other important considerations. Written notice that a faculty member serving as a full-time lecturer is not be continued in service will be given according to the following minimum periods of notice: (1) Not later than March 31 of the first academic year of service, (2) Not later than December 15 of the second or subsequent year of service. UNM faculty handbook, p B5, Section 5, Part C.

Full-time instructors on tenure track are rehired based on the tenure and promotion criteria and procedures adopted by the UNM-Valencia Tenure and Promotion Committee in 1994/95.

  Part-time instructors are hired through a competitive process on a semester by semester basis based on performance and instructional needs.

All candidates for part-time instructor positions at the Valencia Campus must apply using the Temporary Part-Time Faculty Application illustrated in Appendix A (please refer to Section II, Part 1 "New Faculty Selection and Orientation" for details of the part-time hiring process). Evaluations by Division or Coordinators and results from ICES will play an important role in considerations for hiring part-time faculty.

 
3. Course Assignments Instructors are asked to complete a survey form or bid indicating the class titles and time preferences for courses they wish to teach in the following semester. These forms are distributed by the Academic Office during the scheduling process for the next semester. Bids are satisfied in most cases where our students need the suggested courses at the requested times and, in the case of part-timers, a full-time instructor is not available to teach the particular course(s) at the requested time(s).

In completing their course bids, instructors are urged to contact their Chair or Coordinator to learn which courses in their subject areas are planned for the upcoming semester. Instructors may bid for these planned courses and/or suggest other classes not otherwise planned at this time. Innovative new classes are especially encouraged, although efforts must focus on planned courses before new ones can be considered and afforded financially.

Instructors are notified of their next semester's assignments when course plans are made. Notification of future assignment is in the form of a memo to be signed and returned to the Dean of Instruction to confirm acceptance.

Instructors are strongly encouraged to recruit students for their upcoming class(es) by (1) talking to their current students about upcoming classes, (2) talking to other potential students about these classes, (3) posting posters about the classes on campus bulletin boards, and (4) submitting information to the branch's Public Information person for news releases to the news media.

Normally, instructors are notified a week before the start of classes if their course(s) has/ve sufficient enrollments to offer the course(s). Most cancellation decisions are made during the week prior to the start of classes. In a few cases where the enrollment is "close," a cancellation decision is not made until the first day of class or sometime later. Instructors with "at risk" enrollments in their course(s) will be notified as to the status of their course(s) as soon as that information becomes available. Instructors are free to contact the Academic Office or Registrar's Office to periodically check on the enrollment status of their upcoming classes.

The Adjunct Faculty Appointment Agreement form, which is issued by the Faculty Contracts Office, states, "It is understood that cancellation of classes or other necessary changes in the work schedule of the department may result in revision or cancellation of an agreement. Faculty appointments are governed by applicable policies stated in the Faculty Handbook, as amended from time to time, published and distributed by the University. Graduate student assistants are governed by applicable regulations of the Office of Graduate Studies."

 
APPENDICES

Appendix A: Temporary Part-Time Application

(application is available at Human Resources or the Academic Office) Appendix B: Report of Dismissal of a Class (application is available at the Academic Office) Appendix C: Attendance Intervention Form (form is available at the Academic Office) Appendix D: Textbook Order Form (form is available at the Academic Office or at the Bookstore) Appendix E: Table of Factors for Full-Time Faculty Summer Employment
 
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4 CH
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3 CH
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8 WEEKS
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1.00
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0.89
.1728
0.78
.1481
0.67
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0.56
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0.44
.0741
0.33
.0494
0.22
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0.11
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1.11
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0.99
.1673
0.86
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0.74
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0.62
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0.37
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0.97
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0.83
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0.42
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0.81
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0.48
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Appendix F: UNM-Valencia Faculty Constitution
 

FACULTY CONSTITUTION
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-VALENCIA CAMPUS
History

A self-appointed faculty group, calling itself the Faculty Committee, formed in December of 1982 to represent faculty at Valencia Campus (then called the Valencia County Branch). The Faculty Committee's immediate goal was to form an elective body to organize and lead faculty. The Faculty Council was subsequently elected, by part-time and full-time faculty, in January of 1983. The constitution governing this group, the Faculty Council Constitution, was revised and renamed the Constitution of the Faculty Assembly by faculty ("Revised Final Draft" October 25, 1985), reviewed

by the director, Dr. Omero Suarez, and approved by a two- thirds vote of the Faculty Assembly in fall 1985.

The Faculty Executive Committee (1993-94), with the consent of the Faculty Assembly, has determined that a substantial revision of the 1985 Constitution is needed and that, following the precedent set by Gallup Campus in 1989, this revision should be submitted to main campus for approval.

Guiding Principles

As "Section H" of the University of New Mexico Faculty Handbook states, "The branch campuses of the University of New Mexico are considered fully integrated component colleges, and they are committed to serving the needs of their respective communities in the manner of a comprehensive community college." The Valencia Campus, then, has a dual role which warrants its faculty organizing locally under the aegis of the main campus Faculty Senate and within the authority given to branch faculty by the UNM Faculty Handbook, UNM Faculty Constitution, and Operating Agreement between the UNM Regents and branch Advisory Board. For example, the UNM Faculty Constitution states that "The Faculty of each College shall be an autonomous unit in all matters relating to that particular college . . ." (Art. II, Sec. 1), and "The Faculty of each College shall decide upon the procedure for the efficient functioning of the College" (Art. II, Sec. 3a). Such faculty authority will be exercised in a collegial manner and in open, regular collaboration with other branch constituent groups and main campus.

Sources
* UNM-Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution (1985)
* UMM-Valencia Campus Operating Agreement (1992)
* UNM-Gallup Faculty Constitution (1989)
* UNM Faculty Handbook (Current Edition)
* UMM Faculty Constitution (1949)
I. THE FACULTY ASSEMBLY 1. All full-time and contract faculty are voting members of the Assembly.
2. All instructors employed by the branch for the current semester to teach credit-bearing courses and ABE courses are voting members of the Assembly for that semester. Those employed each spring semester are also voting members until the following fall semester begins, upon which, they must be reemployed to continue their membership and voting status.
3. The Director, Chief Instructional Officer (if not a faculty member), Director of Student Services, Librarian(s), Business Manager, Staff Association President, and Student Body President are non-voting, ex-officio members of the Assembly.
4. Any subsequent membership issue shall be decided by a ballot and by all voting members of the Assembly.
 
B. Rights and Responsibilities:
  1. Subject to the provisions in the Faculty Constitution--Article 1, Section 2; Article II, Section 1, and Article 11, Section 4(a)--Faculty Assembly has the right of review and action in the following:
  a. Formulation of institutional aims.
b. Creation of divisions, departments, and programs.
c. Approval of major curriculum changes upon recommendation from branch campus administration and forwarding to appropriate UNM entities for final approval.
d. Recommendation of standards for admission graduation, honors, scholastic performance.
e. Approval of candidates for degrees.
f. Procedures of appointment, dismissal, and promotion in academic rank at Valencia Campus, and administration of such procedures.
g. Creation and administration of faculty academic freedom grievance procedures at Valencia Campus.
h. Recommendation of action in regard to general faculty welfare.
 
2. Officers of the Faculty Assembly or their appointees will work with the instructional Council and Advisory Board to compose the annual budget for approval by the director and Board.
 
C. General Procedures:
  1. Quorum: Members of the voting faculty present, but at least 30 % of full-time faculty, constitute a quorum at Faculty Assembly meetings.
2. The Assembly and its Committees shall follow "Robert's Rules of Order" for parliamentary procedure
3. The Assembly shall meet a minimum of three times during each semester of the academic year, usually on the last Friday of the month.
II. FACULTY ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE A. Officers and Representatives:
  1. The Assembly shall nominate and elect faculty to the following positions
  a. Faculty President--Officer
b. Faculty Vice President--Officer
c. Faculty Secretary--Officer
d. Two representatives from separate discipline areas other than the faculty president's, to serve on the Faculty Executive Committee  
2. The officers and representatives (a - d above) constitute the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC) of the Assembly.

3. Duties of Officers
 

a. The Faculty President shall,
  (1) Preside over the Assembly as its chief Executive Officer and chair the Faculty Executive Committee.
(2) Represent faculty before community, college or main campus groups and officials (e.g. monthly reports to Advisory Board) where not inconsistent with Article III, Section 3(b) of the Faculty Constitution.
(3) Serve on the Instructional Council and supervise faculty administrator’s evaluations issued by the Instructional council.
(4) Oversee any official documents issued by the Assembly.
(5) Appoint faculty to Assembly and Valencia Campus Standing Committees, in consultation with appropriate faculty and campus administrators, with the concurrence of the FEC.
 
b. The Vice President shall,
  (1) Serve on the Executive Committee and actively assist the President.
(2) Perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President (at the President's request).
(3) Function as the Assembly and Executive Committee parliamentarian.
(4) Act as Treasurer, responsible for the Assembly budget and financial reports.
 
c. The Secretary shall,
  (1) Serve on the Executive Committee.
(2) Distribute to members, Advisory Board, Administration, and others, and post announcements and documents of the Executive Committee and Assembly (e.g. minutes, agendas, policies) in a timely manner.
(3) Record minutes of meetings of the Assembly and Executive Committee.
(4) Act as custodian of official Assembly documents.
(5) Conduct the correspondence of the Assembly.
(6) Maintain a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of Assembly members and compile a phone information network, if deemed necessary, to expedite communication among Assembly members.
 
4. Election of Executive Committee Members
  a. The election of Assembly Officers and Representatives of the Executive Committee shall be conducted annually at the last regular Assembly meeting of the spring semester or at the first meeting thereafter.
b. The election shall be chaired by the outgoing President of the Assembly.
c. The new officers and Executive Committee shall take office immediately upon election.
d. Nominations for Faculty officers and Representatives may be submitted to the Executive Committee through the Secretary before the election meeting; additional nominations may be made from the election meeting floor.
e. The President, Vice President, and Secretary shall not all be from the same discipline area.
f. No Executive Committee member shall also be serving at a chair level or above.
g. Executive Committee Members are elected for one-year terms. If any Member resigns before the end of his/her term, the Executive Committee will temporarily fill the vacancy and hold a special election to officially fill the vacancy at the next Assembly meeting following the resignation.
 
B. Faculty Executive Committee (FEC):
  1. Membership--President, Vice President, Secretary and 2 Representatives of the Faculty Assembly.

2. Duties of the Executive Committee--
 

a. Direct the work of the Assembly and its committees (i.e. function as a committee on Committees); review the minutes and official actions of all Standing and Ad Hoc Committees of the Assembly and present any committee action, requiring Assembly vote, to it with recommendations.
b. Identify goals and set meeting agendas for the Assembly.
c. Review Assembly procedures and structure and make recommendations for their improvement.
d. Appoint, after a nomination process, all faculty representatives to Assembly and Valencia Campus Standing Committees.
e. Appoint representatives to fill committee vacancies between the two-year cycle of the committee bid process.
f. Represent the faculty to off-campus groups regarding faculty business.
g. Compose and distribute (or delegate such) the Faculty Newsletter, to include upcoming Assembly agendas, at least three times each in fall and spring semesters, to be distributed at least four days prior to each Assembly meeting to all college faculty, advisory board members, key administrators, staff, and students, as well as to the President of the Faculty Senate, Regents, Provost, and branch liaison of the University.  
C. Standing Committees:
  1. Standing Committees and their charges shall be created by majority vote of the Faculty at the Assembly meeting designated for such a vote by the Executive Committee and the meeting Agenda.
 
2. Mission, size, and composition of committees shall be determined by vote of the Faculty Assembly.
 
3. Service on Assembly and Campus Committees is voluntary but central to faculty professional development and college service. As such, service on the executive committee and other Assembly committees should be given substantial weight on any faculty evaluation and consideration of merit pay. Committee appointments are for two years.

4. Faculty appointments to Assembly and Campus Committees will be made by the Faculty President, with the consent of the Executive Committee, and after consultation with Chairs, and, in the case of non-faculty committees, the appropriate campus administrator.

5. Chairpersons of the Standing Committees shall be elected by committee members of each committee.

6. The Current Standing Committees are,
 

a. Curriculum Committee
b. Faculty Procedure Handbook
c. Professional Development
d. Program Development
e. Tenure and Promotion
f. Adjunct Faculty
g. Faculty Conflict Resolution
 
7. Appointments to Assembly Standing Committees are for two years.
 
D. Ad-Hoc Committees will be formed and staffed by the FEC as the need for such committees arises.
III. AMENDMENTS AND BYLAWS This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the Faculty Assembly present after presentation of the amendments for debate at two consecutive Faculty Assembly meetings convened at least four weeks apart.
 
B. Bylaws:
  1. This constitution may be supplemented by bylaws adopted by a majority vote of the Assembly present after a single presentation at a Faculty Assembly meeting.

2. Such Bylaws shall normally include the following:
 

a. Interpretations and implementations of this Constitution.
b. Creation of Standing Committees of the Faculty Assembly, their statements of mission, duties, size, and composition.
c. Other Faculty regulations.
IV. DISTRIBUTION The Secretary of the Assembly shall keep on file a copy of this Constitution, its Amendments and its Bylaws, shall file a copy with the University Secretary, and shall make certain that the Constitution appears in the UNM-Valencia Facultv Procedure Handbook which is distributed to every Faculty member. V. RATIFICATION 1. Faculty Executive Committee (1993-94), acting as the ad hoc Constitutional Revision Committee--Review and Approval (January 24, 1994)

2. UNM-Valencia Campus Faculty Assembly--Review and Approval (March 4, 1994 and April 8, 1994 respectively)

3. University Counsel--Review and Recommendation (April 13, 1994)

4. Valencia Campus Director--Review (April 13, 1994)

5. Valencia Campus Advisory Board--Review (April 13, 1994)

6. UNM Faculty Senate--Review and Approval (April 12 and May 10, respectively)

7. UNM President—Review and Approval (Spring/Summer 1994)

 
Approved by the UNM-Valencia Campus Faculty Assembly and its Officers this 8th day of April, 1994.

 Gregory Candela, President

Approved by the UNM Faculty Senate this 10th day of May, 1994.

Bell Campbell, President

Approved by Richard E. Peck, President of the University of New Mexico this 13th day of June, 1994.

Richard E. Peck, President
 

Appendix G: Ethics Policies for Computer Use (from the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual of the University of New Mexico, policy 2500.6)

6. Ethics Policies for Computer Use

The University has an Ethics Policy for Computer Use. Listed below are some portions of the policy. The effectiveness of computer users depends on the availability, integrity, and security of the system. Security is the safety and protection of data and programs contained within the system from accidental or intentional disclosure, modification, or destruction. The cooperation of users is required to maintain a system's security and attempts to defeat the security systems of any UNM computer is prohibited.
 
 6.1. Violation of any of the rules and regulations listed below is grounds for disciplinary and/or legal action.
 
  • Computer users shall not intentionally seek, provide, modify information in, or obtain copies of files, programs, or passwords belonging to other computer users without the permission of those other computer users.
  • Authorized computer users shall not disclose passwords to unauthorized persons without permission.
  • The UNM system provides mechanisms for the protection of private information from examination by others. Attempts to circumvent these mechanisms in order to gain unauthorized access to the system and to private information are unlawful and a violation of University policy.
  • Use of the electronic mail systems to send fraudulent, harassing, obscene, indecent, profane, intimidating, or other unlawful messages is prohibited by State law. Also, the electronic communication facilities are not to be used for the transmission of commercial or personal advertisements, solicitations, promotions; destructive programs; or any other unauthorized use.
  • Computer users shall use great care to ensure that they do not use programs which infiltrate, modify, or destroy the system.
  • 6.2. Violations of any University ethics policy may result in one (1) or more of the following penalties:  
    Appendix H: Description of Duties and Responsibilities for Instructional Administrators
     
    Description of Duties and Responsibilities of the Dean of Instruction

    The Dean of Instruction serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the institution. The following are more specific duties and responsibilities for this position:
     
    1. Qualifications:

    2. Supervisor: 3. Scope of Responsibility:
      a. Academic and vocational instruction,
      b. Library,
      c. Student Enrichment Center,
      d. Community Education, and
      e. Adult Basic Education
    4. Selection Process:  5. Evaluation Process:   6. Terms in Office:   7. Time Commitment:   8. Description of Duties and Responsibilities:  
     
    Description of Duties and Responsibilities of Academic Department Chairs

    Department Chairs at the Valencia Branch are the equivalent of academic chairs at our Main Campus. The following describes the qualifications, supervisor, scope of responsibilities, selection process, evaluation process, terms in office, time commitment and, of course, duties and responsibilities for department chairs:
    1. Qualifications:

    a. Regular, full-time faculty within their respective department
    b. Demonstrated teaching excellence within his/her department and management experience preferred
    2. Supervisor: a. Dean of Instruction 3. Scope of Responsibility
      a. Education: All education courses, Human Services, and Philosophy; AA/C in Education, Early Childhood Education and Human Services
      b. Social and Cultural Studies: American Studies, Anthropology, Communication and Journalism, General Honors, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology; AA in Liberal Arts and Southwest Studies, AS in Criminal Justice and AAS in General Studies
      c. Language and Letters: English Writing Program, Literature, English, Academic Studies, Sign Language, Linguistics, and Spanish; Developmental Studies
      d. Mathematics: Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Statistics, Developmental Studies
      e. Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science, Physics, Emergency Medical, Natural Science, Nutrition; AS in General Science
      f. Fine Arts: Art Studio, Art History, Art Education, Photography, Media Arts, Music and Music Education, Theater; Certificate in Studio Art
    4. Selection Process:
      a. Recommendations for both the initial appointment and reappointments to terms of office are to be made by the Dean of Instruction after consultation with departmental faculty and other such persons as he/she shall see fit.
      b. The consultation with departmental faculty shall include the taking of a vote by secret ballot.
      c. Reappointment must also be guided by the stated willingness of the chairperson to continue in that position, the results of the evaluation in the third or penultimate year, and the willingness of the majority of the faculty, evidenced by secret ballot, to have the chair continue in office.
      d. Resolution of a disagreement: In the case of a disagreement between the administration and the faculty in a department, an amicable resolution will be found. A chair serves at the pleasure of the Dean of Instruction, but a chair's appointment and continuing appointment occurs with the advice of and in consultation with the faculty. A chair has lost the confidence and support of his or her faculty can not provide the positive leadership needed by the department.
    5. Evaluation Process:
      a. Evaluated each spring semester by the Dean of Instruction with input from departmental faculty.
      b. The results of the evaluation process, as coordinated by the Instructional Council, will be reported to the chair. The Dean of Instruction will share these results with the chair as part of the chair’s annual review.
      c. The evaluation shall be used in salary increment determinations for the Department Chair.
    6. Terms in Office:   a. Four-year terms, renewable
    b. According to the new policy for the Appointment and Continuation in Office of Departmental Chairpersons, "It shall be understood that a policy of terms of office for chairpersons does not abrogate the long-standing policy of the University that chairpersons serve in any college at the pleasure of the dean of that college (Dean of Instruction, for a branch campus). Additionally, a chair’s appointment and continuing appointment occurs with the advice of and in consultation with the faculty. This means, simply, that chairpersons may be replaced during a term of office; also, they may resign."
    7. Time Commitment:   a. For each three-credit hour course release a department chair is expected to serve eight (8) administrative hours (in addition to teaching-related office hours). 8. Description of Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty-Related Duties and Responsibilities:
     
    a. Coordinate the assignment of faculty to teaching schedules and classrooms and/or laboratories through the Scheduling Coordinator.
    b. Provide orientation for new and returning faculty.
    c. Conduct department faculty meetings as needed but at least once per semester. Provide collegial leadership to ensure participation by faculty in department procedures.
    d. Recruit, hire, evaluate and, if necessary, dismiss subject to review and consent of the Dean of Instruction and Executive Director, and subject to procedures initiated in the Main Campus Faculty Handbook.
    e. Coordinate professional development for faculty and make recommendations for rehiring and advancement to the Tenure and Promotion Committee and the Dean of Instruction, Executive Director and Associate VP for Academic Affairs.
    f. Assist Faculty Executive Committee in assigning faculty volunteers to standing and ad hoc committees of the Faculty Assembly. Assist the Dean of Instruction in assigning faculty volunteers to campus standing committees.
    g. Meet with every department full-time faculty member each academic year to establish and review annual goals.
    h. Supervise faculty evaluations, including regular classroom and syllabus evaluation of every department faculty member.
    i. Review annual FE/DI evaluations with individual faculty and coordinate overall evaluation with other department chairs.
     
    Student-Related Activities:
     
    a. Work with Student Services to coordinate faculty-student advisement, assigning faculty to advise and counsel students.
    b. Mediate in disputes between faculty and students according to established guidelines.
    c. Monitor the placement process for practicum and cooperative education students.
     
    Business and Financial Activities:
     
    a. Oversee department financial expenditures and records, including grant proposals and administration.
    b. Prepare and administer department budget authorizing department purchases in excess of $100, and including funds for special faculty projects and duties.
    c. Maintain department equipment and records of expenditures.
    d. Determine the department’s needs for equipment and software purchases and maintenance.
     
    Curriculum and Instruction:
    a. With faculty and advisory boards, determine curricular offerings and modifications and propose such changes to the Curriculum Committee.
    b. Together with the Dean of instruction promote the articulation of courses and programs within his/her department with officials at UNM Main Campus, NMSU and other four-year institutions and high schools.
    c. Approve/disapprove course substitution and waiver requests.
    d. Manage enrollment procedures for the department, (e.g., enforcing enrollment caps, canceling or splitting class sections or approving individual courses of study).
    e. Promote department programs.
    f. Serve on the Instructional Council.
    g. Coordinate in course and program assessment.
    h. Assist in the collection and development of library acquisitions in their discipline area.
    i. Reviews all curriculum changes that involve a course or program in their department.
     
    General Management:
    a. Develop annual and strategic, long-term goals and objectives for department, to include faculty and staff needs, curriculum, equipment/software, and use of facilities in consultation with faculty.
    b. Facilitate the smooth operation of day-to-day department administration.
    c. Participate in the coordination of department operations with the other department chairs.
    d. Serve as liaison between department faculty and the Dean of Instruction.
    e. Initiate and supervise, with the assistance of the campus Publicity Relations the creation of promotional brochures and other published materials. Assist the Dean of Instruction in the preparation of the campus catalog.
    f. If applicable, provide general supervision of department staff and work studies, (e.g., recruiting, hiring, evaluating and, if necessary, dismissing staff subject to review and consent of the Dean of Instruction and subject to procedures initiated according to the Main Campus Personnel Department).
    g. If applicable, provide general supervision for the meetings and other activities of the departmental advisory boards.
    h. Evaluate departmental structure and modify as needed.
    i. Recommend salary increases, course releases and other compensations for faculty and staff to the Dean of Instruction.
    j. Prepare department for accreditation and evaluation visits.
    k. Participate in the Strategic Planning Process in matters related to the department.
     
    9. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Education Department:   a. Liaison with other UNM Education programs--UNM, Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos. 10. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Social and Cultural Studies Department:   a. Conduct regular monthly meetings of the department, with representatives present from each academic area to set an agenda and to provide input on matters requiring attention.
    b. Establish sub-departments within each academic area, with regular meetings (twice a semester) to share pedagogical perspectives and focus on needs and issues.
    c. Propose a new name for the department, specific to the academic disciplines it covers.
    d. Create a departmental newsletter, with input from each academic area.
    e. Establish a department-wide professional forum for reading and discussion. Invite other departments and areas to participate where relevant.
    f. Investigate fund-raising for professional development consisting of a teacher education project.
    g. Work with other departmental chairs to create a part-time instructors' evaluation instrument, including academic record, teaching evaluations by supervisor and students, and indications of professional and community service.
    h. Create a community advisory board for Southwest Studies, with teachers, students, and community resource people participating to build the a. Associate Degree program.
    i. Work with the business manager's office to create a relevant and inclusive departmental budget. Select a part-time colleague as a budgetary assistant to move this process swiftly.
    j. Appoint a coordinator of the honors program, with the responsibilities of promotion of the program, student recruitment, and leadership of the honors society.
    k. Coordinate department-wide book ordering for the library.
    11. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Language and Letters Department: The Writing Program:
     
    a. Coordinate Writing Program courses: ENGL 010/100/101/102.
    b. Establish and maintain an overall pedagogical orientation to include:
      i. Satisfy professional qualifications and perform professional activities necessary for coordinating a composition program
    ii. Set program requirements for texts, course requirements, core final exams, and grading standards with input from faculty
    iii. Describe current program and course requirements in annual guidelines entitled Teaching English at UNM- Valencia
     
    c. Address the separate pedagogical needs of both the Developmental-Level and College-Level Component of the Writing Program with input from faculty.
    d. Coordinate biannual textbook selection of required core texts and facilitate software selection with input from faculty.
    e. Oversee the creation and administration of English core final exams.
    f. Establish, maintain, and enforce shared grading standards for writing.
    g. Specific Institutional tasks related to the Writing Program:
      i. Set and interpret institutional placement test scores for all writing courses.
    ii. Enforce placement recommendations and course prerequisites for all writing classes.
    iii. Approve placement of concurrent enrollment students in writing classes.
    iv. Coordinate with Student Enrichment Center to share current texts, grading policies, and materials (including software); recommend tutors, provide suggestions about workshops and tutoring.
    v. Coordinate textbook orders for the writing program with the bookstore and work with the bookstore manager on such issues as textbook buybacks (e.g. buybacks are not allowed for English workbooks) and text availability at the beginning of each semester.
    vi. Provide professional service to English part-time faculty--letters of recommendation, references, employment verification.
    vii. Serve on the Articulation Task Force sponsored by the State Commission of Higher Education; attend meetings, clarify articulation of courses.
    viii. Liaison with UNM Writing Program Directors--UNM, Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos.
     
    English Courses:
     
    a. Coordinate the English courses: ENGL 119/150/206/211/219/220/221/222/240/250/252.
    b. Monitor course cycles for technical writing, creative writing, expository writing, traditional grammar, and six literature courses.
    c. Schedule courses and assign instructors each semester.
    d. Monitor class enrollment.
     
    Academic Studies:
     
    a. Coordinate the Academic Studies courses: ACAD 100T and ACAD 101T.
    b. Oversee and coordinate required computer labs; provide pedagogical orientation and order appropriate software.
    c. Discuss with instructors, as needed, selection of texts, creation of syllabi, and overall course design.
    d. Establish scores to determine course placement for all academic studies courses.
    e. Enforce placement recommendations and prerequisites.
    12. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Mathematics and Statistics Department: a. Maintain continuity of content and instruction among multiple sections of the same mathematics course:
      i. Establish by consensus, maintain, and distribute standard course content and course competencies for each course.
    ii. Appoint a faculty member to oversee each course as a peer expert.
     
    b. Encourage networking and increased communication among full-time and part-time faculty, distribute a newsletter to keep mathematics faculty apprised' of procedures, professional concerns,, and professional development opportunities. Conduct departmental meeting and set the agenda for them.
    c. Oversee mathematics placement testing at UNM-Valencia campus. Establish placement standards for student entrance into UNM-Valencia at an appropriate level in a particular mathematics sequence and for mathematics tutors in the Student Enrichment Center, resolve placement disputes.
    d. Recommend potential mathematics tutors, mathematics learning materials and important mathematics topics f or workshops to the Student Enrichment Center.
    e. Determine, budget, order, and maintain a check out procedure f or mathematics equipment and state of the art mathematics learning materials including math manipulatives, resource books,, software and calculators for the delivery of our courses. An ongoing challenge is to integrate technology, writing, hands-on activities, and projects into the delivery of our courses.
    f. Evaluate courses and propose modifications of mathematics course offerings and the delivery of mathematics course content in keeping with main campus, state and national standards.
    g. Propose course changes in mathematics through the Curriculum Committee and review the mathematics course offerings in the catalog.
    h. Suggest library acquisitions and arrange for mathematics faculty consensus on textbook adoption.
    i. Liaison with other UNM Mathematics programs--UNM, Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos.
    13. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Science Department: a. Procure, secure and maintain the department inventory of instructional and instructional support equipment, materials and supplies.
    b. Arrange for field trips for department area classes.
    c. Review and maintain safety regulations and equipment.
    d. Coordinate the disposal of hazardous chemical and biological wastes.
    e Supervise department work study students.
    f. Coordinate facility and equipment security and maintenance.
    g. Establish lab room assignments for all science department labs for each semester.
    h. Maintain a collection of instructional textbooks and supplementary resource materials for all discipline areas and serve as the contact with publishers' representatives and the bookstore.
    i. Serve as the contact between the science department and the Student Enrichment Center personnel and advise and oversee Student Enrichment Center tutor activities that pertain to science students.
    j. Coordinate instructional labs.
    k. Maintain the science department files.
    l. Liaison with other UNM Science programs--UNM, Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos.
    14. Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Fine Arts Department: a. Procure, secure and maintain the department inventory of instructional and instructional support equipment, materials and supplies.
    b. Review and maintain safety regulations and equipment.
    c. Coordinate the disposal of hazardous chemical wastes.
    d Supervise department work study students.
    e. Coordinate facility and equipment security and maintenance.
    f. Establish studio and photography lab room assignments.
    g. Coordinate studio and photography lab room assignments.
    h. Liaison with other UNM Fine Arts programs--UNM, Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos.
    i coordinate/supervise department models.
    j. coordinate usage of exhibit space.  
    Description of Duties and Responsibilities of the Business and Technology Division Chair

    The Business and Technology Division Chairs at the Valencia Branch is the equivalent of academic chairs at both our campus and Main Campus. The following describes the qualifications, supervisor, scope of responsibilities, selection process, evaluation process, terms in office, time commitment and, of course, duties and responsibilities for the Business and Technology Division Chair:
    1. Qualifications:

    a. Regular, full-time faculty within the Business and Technology Division
    b. Demonstrated teaching excellence within his/her department, real world experience with relevant business/industries, and a good degree of familiarity with each program within the division.
    2. Supervisor: a. Dean of Instruction 3. Scope of Responsibility All areas and departments within the Business and Technology Division to include:

    a. Business Area:
     

    i. The Business Administration Department, to include all MGT, BSM, ECON, RE, and BANK courses and the following programs: Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, and Certificate in Banking, Business Management, Real estate, and Computer Accounting
    ii. The Office and Business Technology Department, to include all OBT courses and the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Office and Business Technology
     
    b. Technology Area:
      i. The Computer Information Systems Department, to include all CIS, MSS, CS, SMT, and ELEC courses and the following programs: Associate of Science in Computer Science, Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Microcomputer Systems Support, and Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology.
    ii. The Computer-Aided Drafting, to include all CAD courses and the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting
    4. Selection Process:   a. Recommendations for both the initial appointment and reappointments to terms of office are to be made by the Dean of Instruction after consultation with division faculty and other such persons as he/she shall see fit.
    b. The consultation with division faculty shall include the taking of a vote by secret ballot.
    c. Reappointment must also be guided by the stated willingness of the chairperson to continue in that position, the results of the evaluation in the third or penultimate year, and the willingness of the majority of the faculty, evidenced by secret ballot, to have the chair continue in office.
    d. Resolution of a disagreement: In the case of a disagreement between the administration and the faculty in a department, an amicable resolution will be found. A chair serves at the pleasure of the Dean of Instruction, but a chair's appointment and continuing appointment occurs with the advice of and in consultation with the faculty. A chair has lost the confidence and support of his or her faculty can not provide the positive leadership needed by the department.
    5. Evaluation Process:   a. Evaluated each spring semester by the Dean of Instruction with input from division faculty and staff.
    b. The results of the evaluation process, as coordinated by the Instructional Council, will be reported to the chair. The Dean of Instruction will share these results with the chair as part of the chair’s annual review.
    c. The evaluation shall be used in salary increment determinations for the Division Chair.
    6. Terms in Office:
      a. Four-year terms, renewable
      b. According to the new policy for the Appointment and Continuation in Office of Departmental Chairpersons, "It shall be understood that a policy of terms of office for chairpersons does not abrogate the long-standing policy of the University that chairpersons serve in any college at the pleasure of the dean of that college (Dean of Instruction, for a branch campus). Additionally, a chair’s appointment and continuing appointment occurs with the advice of and in consultation with the faculty. This means, simply, that chairpersons may be replaced during a term of office; also, they may resign."
    7. Time Commitment: a. 12-month contract position (refer to UNM Faculty Handbook, B24-25) 8. Description of Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty-Related Duties and Responsibilities:
     
    a. Coordinate the assignment of faculty to teaching schedules and classrooms and/or laboratories through the Scheduling Coordinator.
    b. Provide orientation for new and returning faculty.
    c. Conduct division faculty meetings as needed but at least once per semester. Provide collegial leadership to ensure participation by faculty in department procedures.
    d. Recruit, hire, evaluate and, if necessary, dismiss subject to review and consent of the Dean of Instruction and Executive Director, and subject to procedures initiated in the Main Campus Faculty Handbook.
    e. Coordinate professional development for faculty and make recommendations for rehiring and advancement to the Tenure and Promotion Committee and the Dean of Instruction, Executive Director and Associate VP for Academic Affairs.
    f. Assist Faculty Executive Committee in assigning faculty volunteers to standing and ad hoc committees of the Faculty Assembly. Assist the Dean of Instruction in assigning faculty volunteers to campus standing committees.
    g. Meet with every division full-time faculty member each academic year to establish and review annual goals.
    h. Supervise faculty evaluations, including regular classroom and syllabus evaluation of every division faculty member.
    i. Review annual FE/DI evaluations with individual faculty and coordinate overall evaluation with other department chairs.
     
    Student-Related Activities:
     
    a. Work with Student Services to coordinate faculty-student advisement, assigning faculty to advise and counsel students.
    b. Mediate in disputes between faculty and students according to established guidelines.
    c. Monitor the placement process for practicum and cooperative education students.

    Business and Financial Activities:
     
    a. Oversee division financial expenditures and records, including grant proposals and administration.
    b. Prepare and administer department budget authorizing division purchases in excess of $100, and including funds for special faculty projects and duties.
    c. Maintain division equipment and records of expenditures.
    d. Determine the division’s needs for equipment and software purchases and maintenance.
     
    Curriculum and Instruction:
     
    a. With faculty and advisory boards, determine curricular offerings and modifications and propose such changes to the Curriculum Committee.
    b. Together with the Dean of Instruction promote the articulation of courses and programs within the division with officials at UNM Main Campus, NMSU and other four-year institutions and high schools.
    c. Approve/disapprove course substitution and waiver requests.
    d. Manage enrollment procedures for the division, (e.g., enforcing enrollment caps, canceling or splitting class sections or approving individual courses of study).
    e. Promote division programs.
    f. Serve on the Instructional Council.
    g. Coordinate in course and program assessment.
    h. Assist in the collection and development of library acquisitions for the division.
    i. Reviews all curriculum changes that involve a course or program in the division.
     
    General Management:
     
    a. Develop annual and strategic, long-term goals and objectives for the departments in the division, to include faculty and staff needs, curriculum, equipment/software, and use of facilities in consultation with faculty.
    b. Facilitate the smooth operation of day-to-day division administration.
    c. Participate in the coordination of division operations with the area coordinators and with other department chairs.
    d. Serve as liaison between division faculty and the Dean of Instruction.
    e. Initiate and supervise, with the assistance of the campus Publicity Relations the creation of promotional brochures and other published materials. f. Assist the Dean of Instruction in the preparation of the campus catalog.
    g. Provide general supervision of division staff and work studies, (e.g., recruiting, hiring, evaluating and, if necessary, dismissing staff subject to review and consent of the Dean of Instruction and subject to procedures initiated according to the Main Campus Personnel Department).
    h. Provide general supervision for the meetings and other activities of the departmental advisory boards.
    i. Evaluate division, area, and departmental structure and modify as needed.
    j. Recommend salary increases, course releases and other compensations for faculty and staff to the Dean of Instruction.
    k. Prepare division for accreditation and evaluation visits.
    l. Participate in the Strategic Planning Process in matters related to the division.
     
    Student tracking:

      a. Maintain information on vocational/technical students to include record of outcomes tracking, current and past enrollments in courses and programs, graduates, retention, cost of training, and employer database with assistance from the Coordinator of Career Services and the Systems Administrator.
    Connections to Business and Industry:
     
    a. Promote and market vocational/technical programs in the business community with assistance from the Public Information Officer.
    b. Expand the number of Cooperative Education agreements with area businesses with assistance from the Cooperative Education Coordinator.
    c. Conduct needs assessment surveys of business and community needs through the Assistant Director to adjust existing vocational/technical programs and initiate new programs.
    d. Coordinate the promotion, development and implementation of short-term contract training courses in cooperation with the Coordinators of the
    e. Small Business Development Center and Community Education
     
    Connections to the Community:
     
    a. Represent the division before area schools and community groups.
    b. Serve on the Executive Committee of the Career Partners Governing Board.
    c. Work closely with area school districts in the creation of seamless curriculum alignment of division programs through articulation agreements and career pathways through the Tech Prep/School to Careers Coordinator.
    d. Assist with professional development activities related to the integration of curriculum and skills standards in the classroom through the Tech Prep/School to Careers Coordinator.
    e. Work closely with Student Services in the recruitment of students.
     
    Description of Duties and Responsibilities for Business and Technology Area Coordinators

    Business and Technology Area Coordinators serve an important role in assisting the Business and Technology Division Chair. The following describes the qualifications, supervisor, scope of responsibilities, selection process, evaluation process, terms in office, time commitment and, of course, duties and responsibilities for Business and Technology Area Coordinators:
     
    1. Qualifications:

    2. Supervisor: a. Business and Technology Division Chair 3. Scope of Responsibility a. Business Area Coordinator:
      i. The Business Administration Department, to include all MGT, BSM, ECON, RE, and BANK courses and the following programs: Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Associate of Applied Science in Business Management, and Certificate in Banking, Business Management, Real estate, and Computer Accounting
    ii. The Office and Business Technology Department, to include all OBT courses and the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Office and Business Technology
     
    b. Technology Area Coordinator:
      i. The Computer Information Systems Department, to include all CIS, MSS, CS, SMT, and ELEC courses and the following programs: Associate of Science in Computer Science, Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Microcomputer Systems Support, and Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology.
    ii. The Computer-Aided Drafting, to include all CAD courses and the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting
    4. Selection Process: a. Selected by the Business and Technology Division Chair in consultation with area faculty and with concurrence from the Dean of Instruction. 5. Evaluation Process: a. Evaluated each spring semester by the Business and Technology Division Chair with input from department faculty.
    b. The Area Coordinator may be removed by the Business and Technology Division Chair.
    6. Terms in Office: a. Two-year terms. 7. Time Commitment: a. Area coordinators may or may not receive a course release. For each three-credit hour course release given, the coordinator is expected to spend eight (8) hours for administrative duties. 8. Description of Duties and Responsibilities:  
    Appendix I: Tuition Remission and Dependent Education Program (from the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual of the University of New Mexico, policies 3700 and 3785, respectively)

    Tuition Remission

    Regular contract faculty with a total FTE load of 0.5 or more (including faculty who are hired on a one-year temporary status) are eligible to enroll in credit or community education courses at UNM-Main Campus or Albuquerque T/VI. The faculty member may enroll tuition-free for up to eight (8) credit hours each semester or four (4) credit hours each summer session. A faculty member who does not use his/her full tuition remission may apply any remaining benefit toward tuition remission for one (1) course not to exceed four (4) credit hours per semester or summer session for his/her spouse/domestic partner, provided the course is taken for credit at UNM-Main Campus or UNM-Valencia Branch (i.e., may not be applied at T/VI nor for non credit-bearing courses).

    Adjunct faculty (and contract faculty with a total FTE less than 0.5) are eligible to enroll tuition-free in credit or community education courses at UNM-Valencia Branch (but not UNM-Main Campus or Albuquerque T/VI) with credit hours equal to the number of credit hours they are teaching during the current semester up to a maximum of four (4) credit hours.

    Adjunct faculty who wish to take a tuition-free course here at the Valencia Campus you need to:

    Dependent Education Program

    Available to dependents of regular full-time contract faculty who have been full-time for at least one year. Qualified dependents include the full-time regular employee’s spouse, domestic partner and/or unmarried children under the age of 25. The program covers tuition at UNM-Main campus and UNM-Valencia Branch for credit courses (no limit on the number of credit hours) up to eight (8) semesters not to include the summer sessions. Currently, up to 2 dependents per employee is allowed. The program does not cover required student fees, which are about one-fourth of the per credit hour cost. Dependents must apply separately and be admitted to UNM.