Faculty Development

Below are faculty development projects sponsored by the Office of the Provost. 

 

Effective Teaching Practices Course (ACUE)

NMSU partnered with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) in 2020-2021 to offer an online course, Effective Teaching Practices, facilitated by the Teaching Academy. This course was sponsored by the Office of the Provost as a new faculty professional development opportunity.

This course leads to a nationally-recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). Tuition for participants was paid by the Office of the Provost. Successful completion of the professional development activity qualifies as evidence of teaching proficiency for various faculty performance assessments.  

This program was piloted successfully and will continue in 2021-2022 with a new course, Effective Online Teaching Practices. It will focus mainly on online teaching with some information on F2F instruction. 

Faculty Fellows for Digital Learning

The Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences sponsored a new faculty professional development opportunity in Spring Semester 2021. 

Nine Faculty Fellows for Digital Learning will work with the Vice Provost for Digital Learning and the Director of the Teaching Academy to provide enhanced support and promote faculty development.  These include one fellow for every college and four for the College of Arts and Sciences. The goal of the initiative is to increase student retention and reduce DFW rates in Spring Semester courses newly converted to online delivery modalities. The initiative is funded by CARES Act revenue available for support of faculty development the use of new technology or transitioning to online pedagogy.