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Faculty Development

Below are faculty development projects sponsored by the Office of the Provost. Find other Professional Development Resources here. 


Effective Teaching Practices Course (ACUE)

NMSU is partnering with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to offer a year-long online course in effective teaching which leads to a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). Successful completion of the professional development activity qualifies as evidence of teaching proficiency for various faculty performance assessments. 

In 2020-2021, Effective Teaching Practices was offered as a new faculty professional development opportunity. This program was piloted successfully and will continue in 2021-2022 with a new course, Effective Online Teaching Practices, for both faculty and graduate student participants. The course tuition for participants is paid by the Office of the Provost, the Teaching Academy, and the Graduate School (beginning 2021-2022) and is facilitated by the Teaching Academy.

Digital Faculty Fellows

The Office of the Provost's sponsored a new faculty professional development opportunity beginning in Spring Semester 2021. 

Six Digital Faculty Fellows will work with the Vice Provost for Digital Learning and the Associate Provost for Faculty Development to provide enhanced support and promote faculty development. The goal of the initiative is to increase student retention and reduce DFW rates. The initiative is funded by HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund).  Funds are available to support faculty development and help educators use new technology or transition to online pedagogy.