Graduate Students Opinions on Faculty Senate Resolution

Recently, the Faculty Senate released A Resolution of No-Confidence in the President and Provost of New Mexico State University (https://facultysenate.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2021/09/04-2122-A-Resolution-of-No-Confidence-in-the-President-and-Provost-of-New-Mexico-State-University.pdf). In light of this, the Graduate Student Council Executive Team created and distributed a survey to gauge graduate students’ opinions, experiences and beliefs regarding the Faculty Senate Resolution. This survey was distributed between October 25th through November 4th, 2021. 

This is a PDF document detailing the results of the survey. Note that any identifying information has not been included and some responses are not reported in order to perverse confidentiality of the individuals who participated.

Results indicated that graduate students, in general, have a strong agreement with the Faculty Senate Resolution of No-Confidence in the President and Provost of New Mexico State University. These results were found by using a 7-point Likert scale question (item: “Please indicate how much you agree with this resolution.”, 1= strongly disagree, 7= strongly agree) and a sample of 105 graduate students. The majority of the graduate students were in support (M = 6.25, SD = 1.56) of the Faculty Senate Resolution, 74 of 105 indicated a strong agreement. Please see the graph below for response frequencies. 

As the exec team, we welcome graduate students to attend and participate in Open Forum during the General Meeting that will take place on Wednesday, November 10th at 4pm. We will discuss the Faculty Senate Resolution and the results of the survey. Please see the document attached to read the responses of participants regarding their opinions and experiences. We welcome and invite all graduate students to participate in this continued discussion. 

As a council, we welcome any and all feedback on this matter.  We believe it is our duty to represent the voices of graduate students of NMSU. As a council, we will release a statement regarding our stance on the Resolution of No-Confidence in the President and Provost of New Mexico State University but wish to hear from more graduate students before making an official statement. 

Survey Results Document