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Standing Committees

Assignments & Descriptions - 2019-2020 Academic Year

Standing Committees of the Faculty Assembly

NOTE: The composition of this committee is exclusive to tenured faculty and faculty on tenure track. Membership in this committee is "automatic" for these faculty members and, as such, there is no need to bid for membership in this committee.

The Tenure and Promotion Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus as well as the Faculty Assembly and is charged with the responsibility of:

  1. Implementing the Tenure and Promotion Policies described herein (UNM-Valencia Handbook) and in accordance with the policies described in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  2. Proposing, advocating, and implementing procedures consistent with this Tenure and Promotion Policy and the mission of Valencia Campus;
  3. communicating the policy, procedures and rationale of tenure and promotion to the Valencia Campus community, particularly the faculty;
  4. Planning, proposing, and helping fill new full-time faculty positions for tenure and promotion; and
  5. Reviewing and recommending, to the Dean of Instruction and to the Executive Director, rank or code advancement.

The membership of the Tenure and Promotion Committee shall consist of all faculty in the Tenure and Promotion system.

NOTE: The composition of this committee is exclusive to lecturer faculty. Membership in this committee is "automatic" for these faculty members and, as such, there is no need to bid for membership in this committee.

The Lecturer Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus as well as the Faculty Assembly and is charged with the responsibility of:

  1. Implementing the Lecturer Promotion Policies described herein (UNM-Valencia Handbook) and in accordance with the policies described in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
  2. Proposing, advocating, and implementing procedures consistent with this Lecturer Promotion Policy and the mission of Valencia Campus;
  3. communicating the policy, procedures and rationale of lecturer promotion to the Valencia Campus community, particularly the faculty;
  4. Reviewing and recommending, to the Dean of Instruction and to the Executive Director, advancement.

The membership of the Lecturer Promotion Committee shall consist of all lecturer faculty.

Lecturer Promotion Committee

 Alexa Wheeler, Co-Chair

 Stephen Takach, Co-Chair

 All Lecturer Faculty - members

NOTE: Membership in this committee is "automatic" for the Librarian, Registrar, and Dean of Instruction. Everyone else who wishes to serve on this committee (e.g., "seats" the five faculty, one staff, and one student) must submit a bid in order to be considered for membership.

The Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus as well as the Faculty Assembly and is charged with the responsibility of:
  1. Creating and recommending all new curricula;
  2. Reviewing and recommending all proposed changes in existing curricula;
  3. Overseeing the periodic review of existing programs; and
  4. Serving as a branch liaison with the Curriculum and Undergraduate Committees on main campus.

All recommendations and actions by the Curriculum Committee, with appropriate signatures, are forwarded to the campus Executive Director. With the Executive Director's concurrence, the committee then forwards its recommendations to the UNM Faculty Senate for appropriate Senate action.

Reporting at each of the Assembly's meetings and to the FEC, Dean of Instruction and Executive Director on an ongoing basis.

Curriculum Committee membership will consist of:

    • faculty representatives from the Business and Technology Division;
    • faculty representatives from departments in the Arts and Sciences Division;
    • "at large" faculty representative;
    • The Campus Registrar;
    • The Campus Librarian;
    • professional staff member;
    • The Dean of Instruction (ex officio); and
    • student (ex officio).

The Curriculum Committee’s chair will be elected annually from among and by the committee's voting membership.

Members of the Curriculum Committee include:

CURRICULUM

TERM ENDING

Barbara Lovato, ex-officio, Chair

 

Greg Barnett

2021

Marji Campbell

2020

Frances Duran, ex-officio

 

Teresa Goodhue

2021

James Hart

2021

Kevin Hobbs

2021

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio

 

Tracy Owen

2020

Val Thomas (SGA President)

2020

Heather Wood

2021

The Adjunct Faculty Committee was created to discuss and make recommendation on issues of importance to part-time faculty, in particular, but not exclusively. Membership composition is open.

Members of the Adjunct Faculty Committee include:

ADJUNCT FACULTY

TERM ENDING

Mary Clark

2020

Jerry Godbout

2020

Ana June

2021

Rudolfo Serna

2020

The Faculty Professional Development Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus Faculty Assembly and is charged with the responsibility of organizing, implementing and evaluating appropriate opportunities for professional development.

The membership of the Faculty Professional Development Committee shall consist of three (3) faculty, including one (1) part-time instructor.

Members of the Faculty Professional Development Committee include:

FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TERM ENDING

Ariel Ramirez, Chair

2021

Andisheh Dadashi

2021

Ben Flicker

2020

Scott Kamen

2021

The Faculty Program Development Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus Faculty Assembly and charged with the creation, review, implementation, and maintenance of faculty professional development and other programs such as the Faculty Forums Program.

The membership of the Faculty Program Development Committee shall consist of four (4) faculty members.

The Faculty Program Development Committee reports to the Faculty Assembly at each of its meetings and to the FEC at the end of each academic year.

Members of the Faculty Program Development Committee include:

FACULTY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

TERM ENDING

Tina Hite, Chair

2020

Patricia Gillikin

2020

Jami Huntsinger

2021

Julia So

2020

The Faculty Committee maintains the Faculty website on a regular basis, updates the Faculty website following each Faculty Assembly meeting, updates and maintains the Faculty Distribution List(s) for all email correspondence, and publishes the Faculty Newsletter. There should be a minimum of two faculty members on this committee; one member should have Web page design and coding skills.

Members of the Faculty Communication Committee include:

FACULTY COMMUNICATIONS

 TERM ENDING

Alexa Wheeler, Chair, faculty website

2021

Jerry Godbout, faculty listserve

2020

Heather Wood, faculty newsletter

2021

The Faculty Conflict Resolution Committee (FCRC) was created at a Faculty Assembly meeting during the 1999 spring semester. Accordingly, the FCRC shall be a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly; committee members will be "on call" should a dispute arise and will act in accordance with UNM-Valencia Faculty Grievance Procedures. The FCRC chair will be available to immediately respond to any faculty-involved dispute as soon as the dispute comes to the chair’s attention. The FCRC committee structure and process may be the first step of a coordinated grievance procedure that also involves the established procedures published in the UNM-Valencia Faculty Procedural Handbook (latest issue). It is hoped that such an informal faculty conflict resolution team will be able to do its work quickly and effectively to resolve any faculty dispute before positions harden to a point where the more formal grievance procedures are requested.

I. Structure

  • The UNM-Valencia Faculty Conflict Resolution Committee(FCRC) shall be composed entirely of volunteers recruited from full- and part-time faculty ranks and subject to procedures for standing committees of the Assembly
  • Committee members shall choose a chair who serves for a one year term
  • Upon notification of a faculty-involved dispute--by a department chair/coordinator or other campus administrator, Faculty Assembly President, or faculty involved in the dispute--the FCRC Chair shall initiate a Faculty Conflict Resolution Process as outlined below

II. Process

  • The FCRC Chair shall recommend that the disputants immediately attempt a resolution, of the conflict, in a face-to-face meeting
  • If the dispute is not resolved at step 1, the FCRC Chair or a designated committee member shall meet with the parties--as a neutral mediator--to informally resolve the dispute.
  • If the dispute is not resolved at step 2, the FCRC shall call 2 volunteers from the FCRC roster--whose affiliations are most relevant to the conflict and disputants--to hear a more detailed discussion of the dispute. The disputants shall have two weeks from the day these volunteers are named by the chair, to submit a written, detailed report of the dispute to the FCRC volunteers for their suggested resolution. Those FCRC members designated to resolve the dispute shall have five working days, after receiving the report (s) to submit their resolution to the disputants.
  • If the dispute is not resolved at step 3, The FCRC Chair shall convene a hearing to be held before the entire Committee assembled for this purpose. The hearing shall proceed following the principles of a judicial proceeding, with each party presenting its case together with necessary evidence and/or witnesses, including the opportunity to rebut any evidence and consider the testimony of any witness. The FCRC assembled for this dispute will then submit its recommendation in writing to each of the concerned parties, in no more than one week after the hearing, and to the relevant department chair/coordinator, and the Dean of Instruction for the resolution of the dispute within two weeks.

It should be emphasized that faculty members involved in any dispute always have the opportunity to take whatever steps they feel are appropriate to deal with the conflict. However, it is the sincere hope of the FCRC that the structure and process for faculty mediation, outlined above, will be able to resolve every dispute that comes to its attention. If either or both parties to a faculty dispute decide that the informal FCRC process has failed, the more formal Faculty (Academic Freedom) Grievance Procedure may be initiated.

Members of the Faculty Conflict Resolution Committee include:

FACULTY CONFLICT RESOLUTION

TERM ENDING

Teresa Goodhue, Chair

2020

Kevin Hobbs

2021

Michelle Kellywood

2020

Laura Musselwhite

2020

The Faculty Handbook Committee creates and updates the UNM-Valencia Faculty Handbook according to the policies in Section F of the UNM Faculty Handbook.

Members of the Faculty Handbook Committee include:

Nancy Engler, Chair

2021

Tina Hite

2020

Clifton Murray

2020

Heidy Roberts

2020

The Faculty Online Teaching & Review Committee was accepted as a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly in October, 2015. Revisions submitted to UNM-Valencia Handbook Committee in February, 2019. Revisions approved by UNM- Valencia Faculty Assembly April, 2019.

 

Charge:

  • Provide and coordinate quality assurance peer reviews of all online and hybrid courses based on the Online Learning Commission (OLC) OSCQR (Online Scorecard for Course Quality Review) rubric and review process as approved by the FOTRC.

  • In consultation with Division Chairs, review certification of faculty who plan to teach online and/or hybrid courses.

  • Provide in-house training and workshops, or coordinate professional development opportunities for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses.

  • Maintain and monitor an introductory orientation module/course/workshop for students and faculty to become familiar with the current UNM-supported Learning Management System.


Membership:

  • Seven faculty members. These seven members will come from at least three different divisions and include at least one adjunct faculty member.

  • Four ex-officio members. ONE Teaching and Learning Center representative, ONE Library representative, ONE campus OLC Coordinator, and the Dean of Instruction. An ex-officio member shall not serve as the chair of the committee.

  • Qualifications and term of service for committee members:

    • Members of the committee will be trained (or prior training will be confirmed) to conduct peer reviews of online and hybrid courses, and to provide training for other faculty.

    • Term of service for this committee will be three years. Duties of the committee members over the three years of membership will, in general, be as described below:

      • First Year: Complete appropriate training needed to conduct internal, and, as appropriate, subscriber managed quality reviews of online and hybrid classes. Help with other duties of the committee not having to do with review of courses.

      • Second and Third Years: Participate in at least two internal course reviews during the academic year. Other committee work as appropriate.

      • Third Year: Participate in at least one subscriber-managed course review as appropriate during the academic year. Other committee work as appropriate.

  • The chair of this committee shall also serve as the UNM-Valencia Distance Learning Coordinator (DLC) and shall receive one course release each semester while serving as chair and DLC.

  • A chair-elect will be selected by the committee members to serve in coordination with the chair for at least one year before the chair steps down from that position, with the understanding that the chair-elect will then serve as chair of the FOTRC for the next three years. The chair-elect will have served as a regular member of the FOTRC for at least two years before being selected as chair-elect.

 

Members of the Faculty Online Teaching & Review (FOTRC) Committee include:

Elaine Clark, Chair

2020

Alexa Wheeler, Chair-Elect

2023

Justin Bendell

2022

Ana June

2022

Juliette Cunico

2021

Julia Lambright

2022

Heidy Roberts

2021

Cheryl Bryan

2020

Kat Gullahorn, ex-officio

Eileen Davis, ex-officio

Soledad Garcia-King, ex-officio

 

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio

The Faculty Senate Representatives represent UNM-Valencia Campus as voting members of the Faculty Senate according to Article 1, Section 6(b) and Section 6(c) of the UNM Faculty Constitution.

"UNM Faculty Constitution, Article I, Section 6(b) states:

(I) There shall be one senator... from each school, college, or branch with a full-time academic faculty, elected by members of that faculty....No school, college, or branch with a full-time academic faculty shall have less than one senator.

“Voting members of the Faculty Senate shall be elected for terms of two years.... No one shall serve more
.than four consecutive years as a voting member. (UNM Faculty Constitution, Article I, Section 6(c)). And “...Faculty Senate election results must be received by the Office of the University Secretary no later than the last working day of the sixth week of the spring semester.”

  1. In keeping with these policies, the UNM-Valencia Faculty Assembly shall elect a faculty senator and one alternate from among Faculty Assembly members as representative of Valencia Campus in the UNM Faculty Senate.

  2. The UNM –Valencia Faculty Assembly shall elect these individuals either during the last Faculty Assembly meeting of the fall semester or the first Faculty Assembly meeting of the spring semester, preceding expiration of the term of the current Faculty Senator."

Faculty Senate Representatives include:

Cheryl Bryan

2021

Alexa Wheeler (current alternate, representative beginning July 2020)

2022

Standing Committees of Instruction

The Teaching & Learning Assessment Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Dean of Instruction and is charged with encouraging and monitoring sound assessment of teaching & learning both for preparation for accreditation and on an ongoing basis to improve teaching & learning at UNM-Valencia.

Membership of the Teaching & Learning Assessment Committee is open to all interested faculty members and includes the Dean of Instruction (who appoints all other members), Manager of the Teaching & Learning Center and the Institutional Researcher.

Members of the Teaching & Learning Assessment Committee include:

TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT

TERM ENDING

Ben Flicker, Chair

2020

Nancy Engler

2021

Jerry Godbout

2021

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio

 

Ariel Ramirez

2021

Members of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Committee include:

STEM

 TERM ENDING

Miriam Chavez

2020

Ben Flicker

2020

Victor French

2020

Jerry Godbout

2020

Kevin Hobbs

2020

Clifton Murray

2020

Ariel Ramirez

2020

Membership of the Campus Technology Committee is open to all interested faculty members.

Members of the Campus Technology Committee include:

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY

TERM ENDING

Rick Goshorn, ex-officio and Chair

 

John Abrams, ex-officio

 

Greg Barnett

2021

John Bollweg, ex-officio

 

Marji Campbell

2021

Barbara Lovato, ex-officio

2021

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio

 

Melanie Sanchez-Dinwiddie

2021

Stephen Takach

2021

Hank Vigil, ex-officio

 

The Cultural Enrichment Committee is charged with the responsibility of:

  • Sponsoring cultural activities at the UNM-Valencia to help in the cultural development of our service area;
  • Assisting in the promotion and development of various cultural activities in our service area; and
  • Reviewing program reports and making program suggestions to the Campus Executive Director. The membership of the Cultural Enrichment Committee shall be open, depending on activity levels and interest, and shall include student, staff, faculty and administrators.
Members of the Cultural Enrichment Committee include:

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

TERM ENDING

Mary Clark

2021

Soledad Garcia-King

2020

Patricia Gillikin

2021

Jami Huntsinger

2021

Scott Kamen

2021

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio

 

Alexa Wheeler

2021

Standing Committees of the Staff Association

The Staff Benefits Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus Staff Association. It is charged with the responsibility of studying wage and benefits.

Appointments to this committee is made by the President of the Staff Association.

The membership of the Staff Benefits Committee varies in size and is open only to staff.

Members of the Staff Benefits Committee include:

The Rewards and Recognition Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus Staff Association and is charged with the responsibility of working to promote and enhance productivity and morale through reward and recognition programs for UNM-Valencia employees.

The membership of the Rewards and Recognition Committee varies in size and is now open staff and faculty.

Appointments to this committee is made by the President of the Staff Association.

Members of the Rewards and Recognition Committee include:

REWARDS AND RECOGNITION

TERM ENDING

Mary Clark

2021

Andisheh Dadashi

2021

Jami Huntsinger

2021

The Staff Professional Development Committee is a standing committee of the UNM-Valencia Campus Staff Association and is charged with the responsibility of organizing, implementing and evaluating appropriate opportunities for professional development.

The membership of the Staff Professional Development Committee shall consist of five (5) staff, including one part-time staff member.

Appointments to this committee is made by the President of the Staff Association.

Members of the Staff Professional Development Committee include:

STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TERM ENDING

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Committees of Student Services

The Scholarship Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Director, Student Affairs and is charged with the responsibility of:

  1. Setting guidelines regarding the selection criteria, application process, awarding, and distribution of UNM-Valencia scholarships; and
  2. Soliciting and receiving a representative pool of scholarship applicants.

Appointment to this committee is made by the Director, Student Affairs.

The membership of the Scholarship Committee shall consist of:

  • Three (3) staff;
  • Three (3) faculty; and
  • One (1) student.

Members of the Scholarship Committee include:

SCHOLARSHIP

TERM ENDING

Maisie Baca, Chair

2020

Justin Bendell

2020

Miriam Chavez

2020

Noah Martinez (Student Member)

2020

Cheryl Bryan

2020

Cheryl Klein

2020

The Student of the Month Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Director for Student Affairs and selects the winner of the Student of the Month Award in accordance with the award's established guidelines.

The membership of the Student of the Month Committee shall consist of:

  • staff; and
  • faculty

Appointment to this committee is made by the Director, Student Affairs.

Members of the Student of the Month Committee include:

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

TERM ENDING

Melanie Sanchez-Dinwiddie, Chair

2021

Heidy Roberts

2021

The Student Affairs Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Director for Student Affairs and is charged with the responsibility of:

  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the Financial Assistance Satisfactory Progress Requirements;
  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the Student Grievance Procedure and the Probation/Suspension Policy as stated in the 2014-16 Valencia Campus catalog; and
  • Addressing those procedures and policies in fair and timely hearings.

The membership of the Student Affairs Committee shall consist of:

  • staff;
  • faculty;
  • student; and
  • academic advisor (ex officio); and
  • representative from Financial Aid

Appointment to this committee is made by the Director, Student Affairs.

Members of the Student Affairs Committee include:

STUDENT AFFAIRS

TERM ENDING

Margaret Anaya

2020

Marji Campbell

2020

Stacie Kirtley, ex-officio

 

Julia So

2021

Standing Committees of the Executive Director's Office

NOTE: Membership in this committee is "automatic" for individuals in some positions (e.g., Advisory Board member(s), presidents of constituency groups, and chief officers). There are, however, other unspecified "seats" available (i.e, unspecified in number and position) for which a bid is necessary in order to be considered for membership.

The Strategic Planning Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Executive Director and is charged with the development and updating of a strategic plan for UNM-Valencia, taking into consideration changing socio-demographic factors and learning needs of our service area.

The membership of the Strategic Planning Committee shall consist of:

  • One or more representatives from the local Advisory Board;
  • Presidents of the Staff, Faculty and Student Associations;
  • Chief officers (Executive Director, Dean of Instruction, Associate Director for Student Services, and Associate Director for Business & Finance, and Assistant Director); and
  • Other campus representatives who are appointed to participate in this process.
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All appointments to this committee will be made by the Executive Director.

Members of the Strategic Planning Committee include:

STRATEGIC PLANNING

TERM ENDING

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio and Chair

 

John Abrams

2020

Carolina Aguirre

2020

John Bollweg, ex-officio

 

FA President

2020

Rick Goshorn, ex-officio

 

Jon Lechel

2020

Alice Letteney, ex-officio

 

Barbara Lovato

2021

Paul Luna, ex-officio

 

Julia So

2021

Val Thomas (SGA President)

2020

Hank Vigil, ex-officio

 

NOTE: The composition of this committee is exclusive to the Executive Director and the three presidents of the Campus' constituency groups. Membership in this committee is "automatic" for individuals who hold these positions and, as such, there is no need to bid for membership in this committee.

The Executive Director’s Advisory Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Executive Director and is charged with the responsibility of providing an opportunity for communication between and among campus groups; and to review, recommend changes, and improve and enhance the quality of institutional programs and support services.

The membership of the Executive Director's Advisory Committee shall consist of the UNM-Valencia Executive Director and the elected Presidents of the Student, Staff and Faculty Associations.

All appointments to this committee will be made by the Executive Director.

Members of the Executive Director's Advisory Committee include:

The Advisory Board Budget Committee is under the general jurisdiction of the Executive Director and is charged with reviewing and revising the Valencia Campus budget and recommending its approval to the Advisory Board. Faculty members on the Budget Committee will report to the FEC before each Faculty Assembly meeting and at each of the Assembly's meetings.

The membership of the Advisory Board Budget Committee shall consist of:

Advisory Board members;

  • faculty;
  • staff; and
  • student.

All appointments to this committee will be made by the Executive Director.

Membership runs for one year only.

Members of the Advisory Board Budget Committee include:

ADVISORY BOARD BUDGET

TERM ENDING

Rick Goshorn, ex-officio and Chair

 

Russell Griego

2020

Paul Luna

2020

Belinda Martinez

2020

Roberta Scott

2020

Eloisa Tabet

2020

Stephen Takach

2020

Val Thomas (SGA President)

2020

NOTE: Membership in this committee is "automatic" for individuals in some positions (e.g., Associate Director for Business & Finance, Dean of Instruction, Systems Administrator, and Help Desk Coordinator). There are, however, four other "seats" available (see specifications listed below) for which a bid is necessary in order to be considered for membership.

The Advisory Council on Technology Committee (ACT) is charged with reviewing all policies and operational procedures of computer systems, audio/visual instructional equipment and other information technology at the Valencia Campus and with making recommendations to the Associate Director for Business and Finance, Dean of Instruction and Computer Systems Administrator for improving the performance and effectiveness of computer systems. In addition, the ACT will meet on a monthly basis throughout the entire year to review priorities for the maintenance and installation of equipment and software.

Membership in the Advisory Council on Technology Committee will consist of:

  • The Associate Director for Business and Finance;
  • The Dean of Instruction;
  • The Computer Systems Administrator;
  • The Help Desk Coordinator;
  • Institutional Researcher;
  • A manager-level representative from Student Services;
  • The Campus Librarian;
  • The manager of the Teaching & Learning Center;
  • A faculty representative from any department in the Business and Technology Division; and
  • A faculty representative from any department in the Arts & Sciences Division

All appointments to this committee will be made by the Executive Director.

Members of the Advisory Council on Technology Committee include:

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY

TERM ENDING

Rick Goshorn, ex-officio and Chair

 

John Abrams, ex-officio

 

Greg Barnett

2021

John Bollweg, ex-officio

 

Marji Campbell

2021

Barbara Lovato, ex-officio

2021

Laura Musselwhite, ex-officio

 

Melanie Sanchez-Dinwiddie

2021

Stephen Takach

2021

Hank Vigil, ex-officio