NMSU Grants Standing Committees

Standing Committees Guidelines and Membership (revised 4/30/2012)

Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee (AMAC)

The ultimate purpose of this committee is to promote at NMSU Grants intellectual and personal growth of individuals by encouraging honest and forthright academic endeavors. This committee consists of faculty, staff and students to review allegations of academic misconduct. The committee has the power to convene hearings on various forms of academic misconduct including plagiarism, cheating, dishonest scholarship, and unauthorized assistance as well as faculty classroom misconduct. The committee requires that academic disputes between teachers and students or vice verse involve conversation and arbitration with the program manager before filing a form to request an academic misconduct appeal hearing. Upon receiving an appeal request form, the committee holds a closed hearing and issues findings and recommendations to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.

Meetings
  • Meetings are held as necessary throughout the entire calendar year.
Membership
  • Members of AMAC include two regular faculty members, one associate faculty member, two students, and a member of Student Services as ex-officio.
Current Membership

Curriculum Committee (Assessment as a sub-committee)

The purpose of the Curriculum Committee is to approve new and revised curriculum and academic protocol related to associate or certificate programs. In addition, the Curriculum Committee provides guidance and oversight to ensure that all curricula are comprehensive and responsive to the evolving needs of our diverse student body as well as address the needs of the business and local communities.

Meetings
  • The committee will meet the first week of the month during the regular academic year.
Membership
  • The members of the committee include program managers from the following areas: Communication, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Career Technical (2 program mangers) and the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Other invited faculty members as needed for curriculum approval. The chairperson shall serve a term of two-years. Meetings will be held once a month during the regular academic year.
Current Membership
  • Marlene Chavez-Toivanen
  • Richard G. Gutierrez
  • Sharon Walsh
  • Neal Gallagher
  • Joan Erben
  • Karen M. Henry
  • Bill Serban

The Assessment Committee is a sub-committee of the Curriculum Committee. The purpose of this committee is to improve teaching and learning through assessment practices at both the course and academic program level. This will be accomplished by assuring the quality of academic programs and effectiveness through processes designed to promote continuous improvement our courses and program that serve our diverse student population. This committee will work to produce the annual New Mexico General Education Common Core Report; conduct regular academic program reviews; and recommend best practices for course assessment to improve student learning.

Meetings
  • The committee will meet the third week of the month during the regular academic year.
Membership
  • The members of this committee will include two (2) program managers from the Curriculum and Assessment Committee, two (2) faculty members not serving on the Curriculum Committee, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Associate faculty may serve on this committee. The term of any program manager or faculty member may serve on this committee is two years.
Current Membership
  • Beth Humphreys (Chair)
  • Marlene Chavez-Toivanen
  • Paul Garcia
  • Karen Henry
  • Kati O’Connor
  • Bill Serban
  • Harry Sheski (VPAA)

Promotion & Tenure Committee

The purpose of the Promotion and Tenure committee is to evaluate and provide recommendations for tenure and/or promotion of junior faculty members to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Meetings
  • Meetings are held as necessary during the regular academic year.
Membership
  • Membership includes at 3 or 5 tenured faculty members. The chairperson serves a two-year term.
Current Membership
  • Joan Erben, Chair
  • Marlene Chavez-Toivanen
  • Neal Gallagher
  • Richard Gutierrez
  • Gene Romero

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee addresses the instructional, communication, computing, and needs of the students, faculty, and staff of NMSU Grants. The mission of the committee is to focus on the technology environment at NMSU Grants and to take a proactive role on technology issues to support teaching and student learning.

Meetings
  • This committee meets at least twice per semester.
Membership
  • Membership includes the Technology Director, all Computer Technicians, the Distance Education Specialist, two faculty representatives, the Vice President for Business & Finance, and a representative from each technology enhanced grant. This committee will be chaired by the Technology Director.
Current Membership

 

Student Success Committee (formerly Retention Committee)

The purpose of the Student Success Committee is to promote academic success by providing support services, including ESL or special needs, appropriate to our diverse student population. This committee will provide leadership in identifying strategies to improve student success by exploring, identifying and implementing innovative ideas to maximize the institution’s role in enhancing 1) retention, 2) student persistence, and 3) the quality of the students’ overall college experience. Finally, the committee is dedicated to exploring issues relating to the “campus culture “so that students’ experience at NMSU Grants is positive and exceptional. This committee will serve as an advisory board to the Student Success Center and the COLL curricula.

Meetings
  • This committee meets once per month.
Membership
  • Members include Student Services staff, the director of the Students Success Center, the ABE/GED director, professional staff, the director of the library, at most four faculty members, and the ASG President or designee. This committee will be chaired by the Vice President for Student Services.
Current Membership

Proposed Committees

Strategic Planning (Long Range Planning and Resources Committee)

This is a campus wide committee that examines strategic and long range matters to improve the quality of educational offerings and address future challenges and opportunities for NMSU Grants. It makes recommendations on a full range of issues pertaining to NMSU Grants operations including but not limited to: finances including NMSU system wide and NMHED components; facilities such as capital projects and space utilization; staffing and positions; academic and nonacademic programming; and general resource allocation. The committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding the NMSU Grants Master Plan and will provide an annual report to the larger campus community.

Meetings
  • The committee will meet a minimum of twice per regular semester or more often as determined by its membership.
Membership
  • Membership includes two (2) regular faculty members, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Business and Finance, the Technology Director, the Facilities Manager, one (1) exempt employee, one (1) non exempt employee, and a representative from the Associated Student Government. Term limits shall not be applied. The committee shall elect a chair.
Current Membership

 

The Budget Enhancement Committee is a sub-committee of Strategic Planning Committee. The purpose of this committee is review budget enhancements when funds are available.

Meetings
  • The committee will meet as needed when funds are available.
Membership
  • Membership will consist of two faculty members, one exempt staff, one non-exempt faculty member and the Vice President for Business Services as Chair. The chair will vote in the event of tie. This committee should be a rotating committee, with two members remaining in the committee for two years each year and two rotating off.
Current Membership

Teaching Excellence

The purpose of this committee is to promote excellence in teaching by providing faculty with the opportunities to engage in professional development activities as necessary to ensure that students achieve their highest potential. This will be accomplished by providing financial resources for software and equipment, conference fees, retreats, instructional design consultants, or any other means to enhance the quality of instruction and meet the needs NMSU Grants’ diverse student population.

Membership
  • The committee will comprise the following members: at least one regular faculty member from the Career Technical area, Humanities/Communications, Science/Engineering, Education/Computer Science, Business/Social Science/Criminal Justice, Mathematics/Health Sciences and the Distance Education Specialist. In addition, up to three associate faculty members may be included. A committee chair will be elected by the committee. There will be no term limits.
Current Membership