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University Committees

University Committees bring graduate student concerns to the attention of the greater university community. These committees are made up of faculty, staff, and students from all departments and meet to discuss a wide range of university issues. Joining these committees is a great way to get involved with issues important to you. If you are interested in filling a University Committee position please submit your CV, and a letter of interest to gpsapres@unm.edu.


Admissions and Registration: (Open)

The Admissions and Registration Committee makes recommendations for (1) governing admissions (2) registration (3) the grading system (4) university-wide academic regulations (5) transference and validation of credits (6) university-wide graduation requirements. Committee monitors the implementation of these policies and regulations. Through subcommittees, the committee rules on individual cases involving falsification of records, grade changes, petitions for waiver of university-wide graduation requirements and special admissions.

Athletic Council: (Open)

The chief duties and functions of the Athletic Council are to formulate, maintain, and review general policies -- athletics. (1) Ensure compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and affiliated conference rules. (2) Maintain a position in favor of high scholastic standards for intercollegiate athletics; (3) Maintain a position in favor of high standards of institutional and personal integrity and ethical conduct for intercollegiate athletics, (4) Maintain the concept of the intercollegiate athlete as an amateur competitor, a bona fide student pursuing a degree program.

Campus Development Advisory: Austin Megli

The Campus Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) advises the UNM administration on issues relating to the physical environment of the campus as they contribute to and affect the mission, goals and quality of life at the University.

Children's Campus: (Open)

The Children's Campus's mission is to support student retention and recruitment by providing the UNM community with a high quality early childhood program that supports their educational goals and experiences.

Course Fees: (Open)

The Curricula Committee, (with the Senate Graduate Committee and the Undergraduate Committee) -- maintaining/enhancing the quality of the curricula in the University.

Curricula: Taryn Brennan

The primary role of the Curricula Committee, in cooperation with the Senate Graduate Committee and the Undergraduate Committee, is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of the curricula in the University of New Mexico (UNM), its branches, and its graduate centers.

Faculty Ethics and Advisory: (Open)

The Faculty Ethics and Advisory Committee shall advise and consult with the President of the University, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, or the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure regarding action to be taken, if any, where unethical behavior occurs -- as defined by the Statement of Professional Ethics (Appendix V). The committee shall also familiarize itself with the Statement on Professional Ethics.

Senate Graduate and Professional (SGPC): Emily Wilks

The Senate Graduate and Professional Committee (SGPC), is responsible for maintaining/ enhancing the quality of graduate/professional education in the University.

Honorary Degree: (Open)

Each year, the Honorary Degree Committee shall solicit nominations for honorary degrees from any source they deem proper. However, a great emphasis should be placed on nominees whose contributions are to UNM, New Mexico or the southwest.

Information Technology Use: (Open)

The Information Technology Use Committee, in cooperation --advisory to the office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs on all matters relating to technology access. (1) represents the needs and concerns, for computing resources and information technology needs. (2) advocacy of innovative and effective instructional technologies (3) active participation in planning, advice on IT budgets (4) recommendation for priorities and liaison with academic as well as administrative computer users.

IT Cabinet: (Open)

Members of the Cabinet represent essential IT service providers and key IT users in the University community. IT Cabinet members serve at the pleasure of the CIO.

KUNM Board: (Open)

The Radio Board makes recommendations to station management on programming issues and other important station policies and practices. Because of the potential impact of major programming changes on the academic mission of the University and on the station's responsiveness to the community, station management consults with the board before making such changes.

Library: (Open)

The Library Committee (1) reviews libraries' policies, budgets and other issues and impact on teaching, research and service responsibilities of the faculty and (2)facilitate communication among libraries and between libraries and faculties of the university.

Recreational Services: (Not Currently Meeting)

The Recreational Services Advisory Council (RSAC) exists to represent the recreational needs of the students, faculty and staff at the University of New Mexico. The primary function of RSAC is to advise the Recreational Services Department about programmatic issues and strategic direction within all facets of programming and facility management.

Research Policy: (Open)

The primary role of the Research Policy Committee is to encourage/ support research and its funding at UNM.

Scholarship: (Open)

Formulates and oversees the implementation of policies governing the allocation of scholarships to students when policy is not stipulated by the granting agency.

Strategic Budget Leadership Team: Muhammad Afzaal 

The Budget Leadership Team (BLT) was formed to create a broader voice in the University’s
budget development process. In this regard, it serves as a conduit to all of campus.
Additionally, the BLT is charged with making the budget recommendations to the President of
the University, who in turn makes recommendations to the Board of Regents.

Student Publications Board: (Open)

The primary objective is to build a broad base of student writers, editors, photographers, designers and advertising professionals for the future.

Student Health Leadership Council: (Open)

Since Fall 1992, the Student Health Leadership Council (SHLC) has served as an advocate for UNM students, working with Student Health and Counseling Health Promotion staff to ensure that student health care needs are met. The Council consists of undergrad and graduate students from multiple disciplines (i.e., pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, health education, public health, counseling, psychology, marketing, business, education, biomedical engineering, etc.) who are interested in making their campus a healthier place for them and their peers.

SUB Board: (Open)

The primary function of the SUB Board is to help formulate policy for the operation of the New Mexico Student Union Building.

Sustainability Council: (Not Currently Meeting)

The UNM Sustainability Council was created to assist the Office of Sustainability in achieving the first two goals outlined in its strategic plan. 

Teaching Enhancement: (Open)

The purpose of the Teaching Enhancement Committee shall be to encourage and support quality teaching and its funding as the primary role of the UNM.

Tuition and Fees: Muhammad Afzaal

This committee serves as a sub-committee to the Budget Leadership Team and focuses on the best rates for tuition and fees to support student success.