New Faculty Survival Kit

New Faculty

After an offer letter is signed and returned, please contact your hiring department and inquire if they have (or when they will) start your electronic Personnel Action Form (ePAF).  ePAFs are initiated at the department level.  The hiring department’s administrative assistant will need to contact Academic Affairs for the signed offer letter.  Both the signed offer letter and personnel requisition (a form the hiring department needed to fill out to seek approval authorizing the search to occur) need to be attached to the ePAF by the form initiator.  Please note that an employee identification number (a 900#) is not issued until the ePAF is completely processed.

Once the hiring department has the employee’s 900#, they can contact ITC for an email address.  Hiring departments will need to supply ITC with the employee’s name and 900#, along with the department’s index/fund.

Your First Week at Tech

Parking: All parking is free without permit. Additional parking can be found in a lot on College Street near Brown Hall.

Campus Map

ID: Take proof of employment from the Human Resources Office to Registrar’s Office. Photo ID will be created for you on the spot.

Keys: Obtain Key Request form from your department office and it can only be submitted once a 900# has been issued.  Faculty will need an exterior door key to the building and keys to their office/lab.  If you have any questions, please discuss them with your department's administrative assistant.

Return the form to Key Control, located in the Student Activity Center (SAC). Keys will be given or ordered as needed.

Email: Contact your department chairperson or administrative assistant to inquire how to activate your campus email account.  For more information on email services at NMT, see

WiFi: Once your Banweb login is active, you can access the NMT wireless.  See this page for usage instructions:

Wired Network Connections: Contact your department chairperson or administrative assistant to request wired network services.  For more information see

Campus Directory:

Faculty Senate: First Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm (tentatively) in Workman 101.  New faculty are introduced at the first meeting of the semester.


Canvas (NMT's Learning Management System) 

Setting up your course:



Accessing Banweb (  Contact department chairperson or administrative assistant for Banweb login information.  To reset password: Contact the Registrar’s Office.


Argos and Degree Works access (for faculty advisors and those with grant funding) 

To request an Argos account for faculty academic advisors, please fill out the Banner Access Request form.  In the justification section (in User Information) include "Requesting Faculty Advisor access in Argos (e.g., advisor reports and placement report) and Degree Works."  By the "List the folder(s) needed, if known" line include "Faculty Reporting Folder."  Please sign the form with your department chairperson and send it to Rosemarie Murray at ITC.

Similarly, for Web time entry approval and tracking budgets (e.g., overhead return, grant, start-up), please fill out the form.  In the justification section (in User Information) include something like "Requesting access in Argos (e.g., tracking grant budget, web time entry approval)." with the appropriate funds/orgs listed on the next line.  Select the appropriate modules and by the "List the folder(s) needed, if known" line include "Finance General Argos Folder."  Please sign the form with your department chairperson and send it to Rosemarie Murray at ITC.



For more information on library resources, check out our Skeen Library Faculty Resources page.

Access Your Library Account

At the link below, click on Set/reset password. You will be prompted to enter your Banner ID and an email will be sent to your NMT email, prompting you to create a password.

Your library account and password is separate from your BanWeb account.

Course Reserve Materials

To add materials for course reserve, fill out the form below and library staff will be happy to assist you. If the materials requested are in the library’s collection, items will be available within 48 business hours.

Online Resources

Skeen Library offers access to multiple online resources, where you can search for and find articles, e-books, journals, and more. Check out the links below for more information.

A-Z Database List

Skeen Library Catalog

Databases, eBooks, and Newspapers

Reserving Rooms at Skeen Library

You can make reservations at the link below. Priority is given to NMT students, faculty, and staff.

Room Reservations

Library Instruction for Your Class(es)

You may request library instruction for your students by filling out the form below. In order to ensure that instruction sessions are relevant to your class, we ask that you make requests at least two weeks in advance so that the librarian(s) have time to prepare and collaborate with you.

Library Instruction Form


Need Computer Help in the Classroom?

ACT (Academic Center for Technology)

Provides support for instructor stations and all multi-media equipment in Tech classrooms. Contacts: 575-835-6688, act@nmt.edu

For information on classrooms, which classrooms support distance education and lecture capture, and room schedules, go to:

Information Technology and Communications (ITC)

Information Technology and Communications (ITC) provides support for some computer labs (others are managed by ACT), campus email, and network access (wi-fi and wired) across campus.  A variety of software is available--for both Windows and Linux--on any ITC lab machines. Contacts: 575-835-5700,

Find information here:

 Contact: 575-835-5700 or email

Department Computers

All other computers are covered by the building’s respective department. See Directory.



All Faculty Email: Contact Sadie Stidstone ( to be added to list.

This Week at Tech: NMT Calendar (

Academic Affairs Google Calendar




Campus Police (575) 835-5555
Socorro Police/Fire/EMS 911

Socorro Mental Health Center

(575) 835-2444


Campus Police

Please see for the full list of services.  Location: The Student Activity Center (SAC)


Non-emergency: (575) 835-5434

Emergency: dial 5555 or 911 on any campus phone, or 575-835-5555 on any non-campus phone.



RAVE System

The Rave system notifies registered members of emergencies via text messages, emails, and phone calls.

To sign up

Go to

Type in “New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.”

Click Register on the right side of the page.

Fill out personal information. Be sure to use your Tech email address.

You will then receive a confirmation email and text.

**Contact Natalie Armijo at Campus Police for help,