UNM_Policy_Office-L communicates important policy announcements (such as policy approvals, revisions, or campus review-and-comment periods).

UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are answers to several frequently asked questions.

How are new policies developed and existing policies revised?

The Policy Office develops new policies and revises existing policies through a collaborative process.  Input is solicited from representatives of campus constituencies, including subject matter experts, Faculty Senate, Staff Council, Associated Students of UNM, Graduate and Professional Students Association, Deans' Council, Health Sciences Center Academic Affairs Office, Executive Vice President for Administration, Office of University Counsel, and Executive Cabinet.  After the Executive Cabinet has an opportunity to review and comment on policy drafts, the entire campus community is given an opportunity to review and comment on the policy drafts during a 30-day review and comment period. 

How do I know when policy drafts are available for a 30-day review period?
The 30-day review period is announced in the UNM News Minute.  The policy drafts are posted on the Policy Office website during the review period and comments can be submitted through a link on the site.
Why are there two Exhibit Bs to Policy 2010 ("Contracts Signature Authority and Review")?

Exhibit B1 to Policy 2010 is a table representing a new streamlined version of the delegations of contract signature authority for Main Campus and the Branch Campuses.  Over time, the delegations had grown to an unwieldy size, and included duplicative and expired delegations.  As part of the streamlining, delegations were consolidated, duplicative and expired delegations were removed, and titles were updated.  The delegations listed in Exhibit B1 are organized by contract type.

The Health Sciences Center has elected to maintain its legacy delegations of contract signature authority for the time being, which are reflected in Exhibit B2.