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.
AA Newsletter Submissions
Would you like to submit a department or individual accomplishment for inclusion in an upcoming Academic Affairs newsletter? If so, please visit our submission page. Images for use in the newsletter should be emailed to Sadie.Stidstone@nmt.edu. Please include a caption and photo credit for the image. If there are individuals in the picture, please include their names and information (e.g., major).
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 2023 Professional Development Week for Faculty and Staff can be found here.
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.
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. Events and activities for the upcoming year will be posted here at a later date.
Canvas Training Opportunities for Fall 2023
- Using the Canvas Gradebook (Wednesday, August 16, Noon - 12:30 pm; Tuesday, August 22, 4 - 4:30 pm)
- Canvas Course Settings (Thursday, August 17, 2 - 2:30 pm; Wednesday, August 23, noon - 12:30)
- Creating and Managing Assignments (Friday, August 18, 4 - 4:30 pm; Thursday, August 24, 2 - 2:30 pm)
- General Canvas questions (Friday, August 25, 4 - 4:30 pm)
Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Teaching Tea Time (Wednesdays, Noon - 1 pm, CITL, Speare 113; unless otherwise noted)
- Dan Jones, Wednesday, September 27, "My first semester with alternative grading: Lessons from trying out specifications grading in GEOL, BIOL, and MST courses"
Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Faculty Research Presentations
Research Ethics @ NMT series
- Basics of Responsible Research, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2:30-4:30 pm, MSEC 103
- Conflicts of Interest & Sponsorship Bias, Thursday, Oct. 19, 12:30-2:00 pm, MSEC 103
- Diversity in Mentoring, Friday, Nov. 10, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lopez 106
- Faculty Mentoring Breakfast, Friday, November 3, 8 – 10:30 am, Speare 113 (CITL)
- LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests
- This training is perfect for instructors who are new to LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor, or those who want a refresher on how to use these applications to ensure academic integrity during online exams. Training dates (September 13, 19, 26; October 5, 11), time, and registration for this and other sessions (e.g., Respondus 4.0 and the Test Bank Network: Quickly Create Online Exams) can be found here.
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:
NMT Academic Affairs Calendar (includes most scheduled development activities)
Resources specific to the 2020-2021 academic year