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New Mexico State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

Strategic Framework

Mission Statement

The mission of the NMSU Department of Geography is to advance sustainable solutions to contemporary problems through innovative and effective teaching, research, service, and outreach in geographic information science and technology and coupled human-environment systems.

Vision Statement

The NMSU Department of Geography will be the premier applied geography department in the U.S. Southwest as evidenced by the successful placement of our graduates in excellent jobs and graduate programs as well as our high research and funding productivity relative to geography departments at our peer institutions.

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 December of 2016. Please click here for a copy of the document.