Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Regents' Policy Manual - Section 1.5: Appeals to the Board of Regents

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 05-10-2022


This policy applies to all appeals of University decisions to the Board of Regents except those where a collective bargaining agreement provides a different and exclusive remedy.


Faculty, staff, or students affected by a final decision of any University authority may appeal the decision to the Board of Regents only after appealing to the President of the University, or the President’s designee.  All appeals to the Board of Regents are discretionary, and the Board will exercise discretion to hear such appeals only in extraordinary cases. 


The President shall maintain a policy that provides appropriate procedures for appeals to the President.  A person wishing to appeal a decision of the President, or the President’s designee, to the Board pursuant to this policy must submit a written petition to the Board within ten (10) days from the date the decision being appealed was rendered. The petition must describe the decision being appealed and the basis for the appeal.  An appeal to the Board may be heard by the full Board, a committee, or a designee of the Regents.

In considering whether to take a discretionary appeal and in considering the appeal itself, the Board (or a committee or designee) may take evidence or hear argument as it deems appropriate.

The Board shall render its final decision within 90 days from the date the appeal was filed.