The Office of Academic Affairs, headed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, is charged with the management of the College Division of New Mexico Tech, which includes all faculty members and Academic Departments, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Dean of Engineering, the Registrar, Skeen Library, the Center for Graduate Studies, Academic Center for Technology (ACT), and Science Fair/Science Olympiad.
The Office of Academic Affairs serves as the locus for both faculty and students, helps to ensure the primacy of the institution’s educational responsibilities, and supports faculty and students in their contributions to scholarship, creativity, research, design and the discovery of knowledge appropriate to the institution’s mission.
The Office of Academic Affairs facilitates student learning and success through the following activities:
- supervises student academic programs and academic support offices;
- serves in the appeal process for any student academic policy or concern;
- oversees responsible student academic conduct;
- leads student learning initiatives, their assessment and, when needed, revision;
- collaborates with Student and University Relations in co-curricular support programs and with Research and Economic Development for support in research opportunities;
- collaborates with all offices for initiatives to expand retention, persistence and completion.
The Office of Academic Affairs supports faculty development and success through the following activities:
- upholds academic freedom, freedom of expression, and shared governance while maintaining accountability to our students and other constituents and to our accrediting and regulating organizations;
- supports regional, national and international conference participation;
- provides and supports on-campus pedagogical workshops;
- encourages academic departments in strategic planning for their programs;
- advises the management of academic departments and academic programs;
- advises all other matters related to faculty responsibilities.
What does FERPA mean for parents and students? See FERPA.
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CONGRATULATIONS 2014 Macey Scholars!
Kyle Benalil, Claudio Gonzales, Nathaniel Miller, and Torrie Sewell
Distinguished Researcher Award
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Heagy, recipient of 2014's Distinguished Researcher Award
Read more about Dr. Heagy's Research and award here.
Distinguished Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Riley, recipient of 2014's Distinguished Teaching Award
Click here for the full article on Dr. Riley's award.
Distinguished Teaching Award Winners
- 2014-Michael Riley, Chemical Engineering
- 2013- Nadir Yilmaz, Mechanical Engineering
- 2012- Frank Huang, Environmental Engineering
- 2011- Maggie Griffin-Taylor, Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences
- 2010- Paul Arendt, Physics
- 2009 - Jeff Altig, Chemistry
- 2008 - Gilbert Kerr, Mathematic
- 2007 - Warren Ostergren, Mechanical Engineering
- 2006 - Al Smoake, Biology
- 2005 - Clint Richardson, Environmental Engineering
- 2004 - Robert Cormack, Psychology
- 2003 - Carl Popp, Chemistry
- 2002 - Mark Cal, Environmental Engineering
- 2001 - Donald Weinkauf, Chemical Engineering
- 2000 - Deidre Hirschfeld, Materials Engineering
- 1999 - Emily Nye, Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences
- 1998 - Ken Minschwaner, Physics
- 1997 - Paul Fuierer, Materials Engineering
- 1996 - Laurel Goodwin, Earth Sciences
- 1995 - William Rison, Electrical Engineering
- 1994 - Nicholas Haddad, Electrical Engineering
- 1993 - John McCoy, Materials Engineering
- 1992 - William Stone, Mathematics
- 1991 - David Westpfahl, Physics
- 1990 - Frank Etscorn, Psychology
- 1989 - William X. Chavez, Jr., Mineral Engineering
- 1988 - Ross Lomanitz, Physics
- 1987 - Alan Gutjahr, Mathematics
- 1986 - Howard Sylvester, Communication, Liberal Arts, and Social Sciences
801 Leroy Place | Socorro, New Mexico 87801 | Phone: (575) 835-5227 | Fax: (575) 835-5649 | Email: Academic Affairs