ASUNM Boards & Committees
Students may be appointed to University Boards and Committees. These allow you to be the voice of students to committees like Admissions and Registration, Recreational Services, Student Union Building Board, and many more. These positions are appointed after the General ASUNM application has been filled out and brought to the ASUNM office within the timeframe allotted (SUB 1016)
All Boards and Committees:
Admissions and Registration Committee - 1 Undergraduate Member
The Admissions and Registration Committee makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate for the establishment of policies and regulations governing admissions, registration, the grading system, university-wide academic regulations, transference and validation of credits, and university-wide graduation requirements. Additionally, this 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 Committee - 3 Undergraduate Members
The chief duties and functions of the Athletic Council are to formulate, maintain, and review general policies pertaining to intercollegiate athletics. The purpose of the council is to support the personal and academic welfare of the student athlete, protect institutional integrity, and ensure compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and affiliated conference rules. In formulating policy, the Athletic Council shall (a) maintain a position in favor of high scholastic standards for intercollegiate athletics; (b) maintain a position in favor of high standards of institutional and personal integrity and ethical conduct for intercollegiate athletics, and (c) maintain the concept of the intercollegiate athlete as an amateur competitor, a bona fide student pursuing a degree program.
Campus Development and Advisory Committee - 1 Undergraduate Member
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. The CDAC serves as a forum for the communication and exchange of ideas and proposals regarding development on the campus and its impact on the campus community, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the City of Albuquerque.
Curricula Committee - 1 Undergraduate Member
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.
Information Technology Use Committee - 2 Undergraduate Members
The Information Technology Use Committee, in cooperation with UNM IT and other core technology providers, is advisory to the office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs on all matters relating to technology access. Through communication with the academic and administrative units, it represents the needs and concerns, particularly of the academic community, for computing resources and information technology needs. Its purview includes, but is not limited to, articulation of needs, advocacy of innovative and effective instructional technologies, active participation in planning, advice on IT budgets, recommendation for priorities and liaison with academic as well as administrative computer users.
Library Committee - 2 Undergraduate Members
The Library Committee meets regularly to address issues and make recommendations related to the university libraries' policies, budgets and other issues in so far as they impact the teaching, research and service responsibilities of the faculty, and the studies of undergraduate and graduate students. The role of the Committee is also to facilitate communication among libraries and between libraries and faculties of the university. The issues that the Committee will address may be generated by the Committee itself or may be brought to the Committee by any faculty, student or library staff member.
Scholarship Committee - 2 Undergraduate Members
The Scholarship Committee formulates and oversees the implementation of policies governing the allocation of scholarships to students when policy is not stipulated by the granting agency. It also oversees and assists designated UNM faculty representatives in disseminating information concerning screening and preparing applicants from among UNM students for major national and international scholarships such as the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, and Fulbright Scholarships.
Student Publication Board - 1 ASUNM Senator, 2 Undergraduate Members
The UNM Student Publications Board is the publisher of the student publications: Conceptions Southwest, Best Student Essays, and the New Mexico Daily Lobo. The Board is an advocate for the interests and well-being of the students who comprise the respective staffs and has ultimate responsibility for the financial integrity of the student publications. In addition, the Board has the authority to determine policy, to select the editors, to maintain the editorial freedom of these publications and to assure that these publications serve the students of the University of New Mexico.
Undergraduate Committee - 2 Undergraduate Members, one appointed by the ASUNM Senate and one by the ASUNM President
The Undergraduate Committee is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of undergraduate education in the University and its branches by (1) presenting to the Faculty Senate recommendations concerning general policies for undergraduate education, including policies on the creation and termination of undergraduate degrees and programs; (2) considering proposals regarding administrative or academic regulations which affect the overall undergraduate program; (3) interviewing, or designating appropriate faculty members to interview, prospective instructors for the University ROTC programs; (4) reviewing policy questions concerning undergraduate counseling and advisement programs; (5) participating, together with members of the Curricula and Graduate Committees, in periodic reviews of instructional units and programs; (6) developing and implementing a process of periodic review of undergraduate programs; and (7), together with the Curricula Committee, evaluating new undergraduate curriculum forms.
Student Publications Board - 3 Undergraduate Members (President, Senate Appointments)
The UNM Department of Student Publications supports students who participate in and learn from the opportunities offered in its publications. The department provides an environment and the professional resources to ensure an optimal learning experience as an adjunct to formal classroom instruction. The primary objective is to build a broad base of student writers, editors, photographers, designers and advertising professionals for the future.
Student Union Building Board - ASUNM President, one ASUNM Senator, 2 Undergraduate Members
The SUB Board is a joint committee of the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM), the Graduate Professional Student Association (GPSA), the University of New Mexico Faculty, Alumni Association, and Administration. The primary function of the SUB Board is to help formulate policy for the operation of the New Mexico Student Union Building.
Recreational Services - 3 Undergraduate Members (ASUNM President, 1 senate appointee, and 1 undergraduate appointed at-large)
The Recreational Services Advisory Council (RSAC) exists to represent the recreational needs of he 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.
KUNM Radio Board - 2 Undergraduate Members
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.
Student Fee Review Board - 4 Undergraduate Members and ASUNM President
The Student Fee Review Board (SFRB) is a student committee consisting of undergraduate and graduate students that meets every year to determine how over $12 million in student activity fees should be allocated to various organizations and resource centers on campus. Revenue generated by these fees is used to support a variety of student activities that enhance the academic and intellectual environment at UNM. Everything from Popejoy Hall to Athletics is currently funded through student fees, making the SFRB process a crucial component to the success of UNM.