The mission of the NMSU Department of Geography is to (1) enable our graduate and undergraduate students to be responsible citizens, lifelong learners, and professional geographers with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that make them competitive in both graduate programs and the job market; (2) advance basic and applied geographic research on issues of relevance to the State of New Mexico and the American Southwest; and (3) to reach out to and serve the University, the State, the local communities, and the discipline of geography.
The NMSU Department of Geography seeks to build a strong and effective learning community of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and others to create, share, and apply knowledge and skills in the areas of geospatial science and technology, geographical field techniques, and human-environment system dynamics.
Functions and Criteria Statement
NMSU policy requires that all academic departments develop a functions and criteria document that guides faculty evaluations towards the granting of tenure and promotion to the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor. The Department developed such a document in 2010, and this document was approved by the Arts and Sciences Deans Office in September of 2010. Please click here for a copy of the document.