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Faculty Procedural Handbook

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO-VALENCIA CAMPUS

Approved Summer 2015

PREFACE

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Faculty Procedural Handbook (hereafter referred to as the Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook) is compiled in furtherance of and in accordance with the policies of The University of New Mexico Faculty Handbook and The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution (hereafter referred to as the Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution).

The scope of the Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook is established by the Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution Article 1, Section B (Rights and Responsibilities) and only as policies and procedures herein do not conflict with the Main Campus UNM Faculty Handbook and governing documents. The Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook shall take precedence in matters pertaining to faculty governance, delivery of instruction, faculty evaluation, and academic freedom.

It is not the purpose of the Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook to serve as a manual of programmatic or divisional policies or procedures. The purpose of the handbook is to organize and clarify the regulations, procedures, and policies of UNM-Valencia that apply to all faculty at UNM-Valencia Campus and only to faculty at UNM-Valencia, not to faculty at other UNM campuses.

All regulations, procedures, and policies herein, not already established by the UNM Faculty Handbook or other established university policy, have been reviewed by the UNM-Valencia Faculty Handbook Committee (a Standing Committee of the UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly), the UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly, the UNM-Valencia Campus Administration, and the UNM Provost’s Office. The Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook is to serve as a guide to faculty members in the fulfillment of their teaching, service, and professional obligations, while clarifying their rights and freedoms.

Each item in the Valencia Campus Faculty Handbook refers to policy, procedure, or information. Please note the distinction, as there will be some items copied here from the UNM Faculty Handbook as needed, or links will be provided to the pertinent sections. If there is inconsistency on informational items, the UNM Faculty Handbook will take precedence.

It is important to note that UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly (FAC), in consultation with UNM-Valencia administration and the UNM Provost’s Office, can only decide policies or procedures that pertain to UNM-Valencia faculty and in the areas designated by the Valencia Campus Faculty Constitution Article 1, Section B (Rights and Responsibilities); under Subsection 1h of Section 1B, “general faculty welfare” includes faculty governance, delivery of instruction, faculty evaluation, and academic freedom.[1]

Core Values

  • We are student-centered.
  • We provide quality education and services.
  • We support diversity and community
  • We embrace ethics and academic integrity.
  • We foster creativity and initiative.
  • We believe in responsible stewardship.

These key areas are exemplars of UNM-Valencia’s Strategic Plan, which is updated annually and revised as a whole every three years.

[1] Changes approved by UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly March 2015 and by UNM Provost’s Office July 2015.