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Mission Statement

"Policy turns a potential crisis into a routine operation." (Association of College and University Policy Administrators)

The UNM Policy Office oversees the development, revision, and issuance of the Regents' policies and the University's administrative policies, while serving as the official repository for historical and current versions of the policies.  Through the policies, the office strives to mitigate risk, enhance efficiency, and promote compliance with laws and regulations.

Other Primary Sources of Policy Statements

For Students: The Pathfinder 
For Faculty: The Faculty Handbook

UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-6531

GOVERNANCE POLICIES


Dane Smith Hall at The University of New Mexico

Board of Regents' Policy Manual

Exercising powers granted under state law, the Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico adopted a body of policies for the governance of the University.  The policies, which are published as the Regents' Policy Manual, provide the framework and authority for the University's administrative policies.

ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES


Scholes HallUniversity Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

The University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual policies align operations across the University, define roles and responsibilities, and implement the policies in the Regents' Policy Manual.  The policies include any institutional procedures necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the policies' intent and application.  Before new and amended policies are issued, they must be approved in writing by the University President.


INTRODUCING A NEW NAME: The University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual

The University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual is a new, more-fitting name for the policy manual formerly known as the University Business Policies and Procedures Manual.  When the manual was first issued about 20 years ago, its subject matter was limited to business matters.  Over time, the manual's scope expanded beyond that initial focus.  To accurately reflect the manual's present contents, the word "Administrative" has replaced "Business."  In its shortened form, UAPPM instead of UBPPM.  Regardless of the manual's actual name, long-term employees often refer to it as “Big Red,” a reference to the four-inch-wide red binders that once housed the policies.  Today, of course, the official versions of the policies are found on this website.

Recent News

Board of Regents Approves Revisions to RPM 4.7 ("Tuition and Fees")
December 12, 2014
On December 12, 2014, the Board of Regents approved substantive revisions to Regents' Policy 4.7 ("Tuition and Fees"). Read More...

New and Revised Policies Approved by President Frank
December 3, 2014
On November 25, 2014, President Frank approved six new and revised administrative policies following a 30-day, all-campus review and comment period. Read More...

30-Day Campus Review and Comment Period
November 12, 2014
Three revised University Administrative Policies are available for review and comment by the campus community for a 30-day period (November 12th - December 12th). Read More...

30-Day Campus Review and Comment Period
October 10, 2014
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so it seems fitting to introduce proposed new policy UAP 3445 ("Domestic Abuse Leave") for a 30-day campus review and comment period (October 13th - November 13th). Read More...

Minor Policy Revisions Approved by President Frank
October 1, 2014
On October 1, 2014, President Frank approved minor revisions to UAP 3210 ("Recruitment and Hiring") and UAP 3500 ("Wage and Salary Administration"). Read More...

30-Day Campus Review and Comment Period
September 26, 2014
Five new or revised University Administrative Policies are available for review and comment by the campus community for a 30-day period (September 29th - November 4th). Read More...

Board of Regents Approves Changes to Regents' Policies
September 17, 2014
On September 12, 2014, the Board of Regents approved revisions to several Regents' Policies. Read More...

Minor Policy Revision Approved by President Frank
August 29, 2014
On August 29, 2014, President Frank approved minor revisions to UAP 2010 ("Contracts Signature Authority and Review"), in order to reflect revisions to Regents' policies approved in April 2014. Read More...

Board of Regents Approves New Policy on Presidential Benefits
August 11, 2014
On August 8, 2014, the Board of Regents approved new Regents' Policy 3.9: Benefits of the University President. Read More...