At New Mexico Tech we support ongoing professional development of faculty. This includes hosting guest speakers and running workshops on a variety of topics. We also have regularly scheduled focused training events, such as those described below.
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Faculty Development Week
Every year the Office of Academic Affairs organizes workshops for the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester on a variety of topics of interest to faculty. If you have suggestions for future workshops or guest speakers contact Michael Jackson. The schedule for the 2022 Faculty Development Week can be found here.
Syllabus Template (Spring 2023)
Orientation for New Faculty
Prior to the beginning of the fall semester the Office of Academic Affairs runs a day-long training session for new faculty members. For more information contact Michael Jackson.
Survival Kit for New NMT Faculty Members
Senate Faculty Development Committee
The Faculty Senate has a very active Faculty Development Committee, which organizes mentorship for new faculty and training events every semester. In recent years, the committee has hosted a very successful spring-semester Faculty Research Workshop in collaboration with the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Events and activities for the upcoming year will be posted here at a later date.
- Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Teaching Tea Time (Wednesdays, Noon - 1 pm, CITL, Speare
113; unless otherwise noted)
- April 5, Tari Gant, ASPIREDU, "Dropout Detective Training Session"
- February 8, Panel discussion with members of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee, "Re-engaging Faculty and Students in the Post-COVID Classroom"
- November 16. Dr. Taylor Dotson, Dr. Julie Ford, Dr. Corey Leclerc, Dr. Praveen Patidar, Dr. Bill Stone, and moderated by Dr. Kip Carrico, "Tenure Process Panel"
- November 9. Dr. Rosario Durao, Dr. Lorie Librock, and Dr. Jeff Altig, "Flipped Classroom Panel"
- Thursday, October 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm (Zoom). Professor Bob Stern, University of Texas at Dallas, Geosciences Department, "Videos and Education"
- August 21. Dr. Sharon Sessions, "What are Core Values, and why are they important?"
- Fall 2022 Facultly Research Presentations
- Friday, April 14, 3:30 pm, Speare 113 (CITL). Dr. Caitano da Silva, "One Million Volts and Many More Mysteries: The Modern Science of Lightning"
- Friday, March 24, 2:30 pm, Raul & Shari Deju University House. Dr. Joel Sharbrough, "Unraveling the Genetic Complexities of Cellular Energy"
- Friday, February 17, 3:30 pm, Raul & Shari Deju University House. Dr. Pedram Roghanchi, "Occupational Safety and Health: Research, Development, and Capacity Building"
- Friday, October 21, 3:30 pm, Raul & Shari Deju University House. Dr. Kooktae Lee "Information-Driven Control of an Autonomous Multi-Robot System with Applications from Wildlife Monitoring to Planetary Exploration"
- Friday, October 7, 3:30 pm, Raul & Shari Deju University House. Dr. Alex Gysi, "A tale of critical minerals and ore-forming processes"
- Research Ethics @ NMT series
- Ethics Q&A, Wednesday, April 12, noon - 1 pm, Room 253, Bureau of Geology.
- The Power of Authorship: What are team power dynamics? How can researchers navigate them?, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:00 - 12:30 pm, Room 253, Bureau of Geology.
- Implicit Bias in STEM, Thursday Nov. 10, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Room 253, Bureau of Geology.
- Misconduct & Whistleblowing, Tuesday Sept. 13, noon - 1:30 pm, Room 253, Bureau of Geology.
- Other Events
- NSF CAREER Award Information/Panel Discussion. Monday, April 24, Noon - 1 pm; Speare 113 (CITL). Judy McShannon (Office of Research), Caitano da Silva (Physics), Alex Gysi (E&ES), Kooktae Lee (Mechanical Engineering), and Joel Sharbrough (Biology). Moderated by Praveen Patidar (Chemistry).
- Persuasive Writing-Begin with the Benefit. Wednesday, April 12, Noon - 1 pm; Speare 113 (CITL); Contact Dr. Judy McShannon for more information.
- Creating a Plan for a Safe and Inclusive Environment while Conducting Off-Campus or Off-Site Research Activities. Wednesday, February 22, Noon - 1 pm; Contact Dr. Judy McShannon for more information.
- Editing your Proposal. Wednesday, February 1, Noon - 1 pm; Contact Dr. Judy McShannon for more information. For resources associated with this presentation, as well as an archive of prior research division presentations, please visit their resource webpage.
- Faculty mentor/mentee breakfast, Friday, November 4, 8:00 am - 10:30 am, CITL (Speare 113). This is a great opportunity for informal conversations between faculty mentors and mentees. Breakfast burritos, coffee, etc.
- What does it mean to be a Hispanic Serving Institution? Wednesday, Sept. 14, 3 - 4 pm, CITL (Speare 113). Presented by the AT-THE-STEM-NM Title V Grant.
Faculty Development Resources
A collection of useful resources on a variety of topics can be found in our Faculty Development Resources Google Drive Folder. Note: this material is only accessible from New Mexico Tech authorized accounts. The material is also available upon request to Michael Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other relevant faculty resource pages include:
New Mexico Tech Academic Honesty Resources
Assessment of Student Learning at New Mexico Tech
NMT Academic Affairs Calendar (includes most scheduled development activities)
Resources specific to the 2020-2021 academic year