Policies for Promotion and Tenure

Promotion and tenure decisions are the means by which NMSU rewards and retains its most valued scholars, sustains excellence in its instructional disciplines, and fulfills its mission to advance knowledge. The NMSU policy relies on the four types of scholarship defined by Ernest L. Boyer, namely, the scholarships of discovery, of teaching, of integration, and of engagement. Broadening the definition of scholarship (see section 5.90.4.2) reflects the changing roles of faculty members in teaching and advising, scholarship and creative activity, extension, outreach and service. This policy took effect at the beginning of the Fall Semester, 2008. NMSU P&T Policy

Each principal unit was instructed to develop written standards by the end of the Spring Semester of 2008 based on criteria developed by that principal unit subject to the approval of the dean or equivalent administrator. Below are links to the College of Education P&T document in various formats.

CoED Promotion and Tenure Policy
PDF version (best for printing)
CoED Promotion and Tenure Policy Word version (best for citing portions using copy-and-paste)