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Facilitated by: Aeron Haynie and Kimberly Fournier


Please note: this is a two-day workshop schedule on Tuesday, May 14th and Wednesday, May 15th from 9am-4pm. The Planning a new course, or revising an existing one? Interested in crafting a more inclusive learning experience for your students along with colleagues across campus? This CDI will be based on the principles of "backward design" and inclusive teaching. Participants will learn more about equitable teaching and will be given time to work on their syllabi. Free and open to all UNM instructors: Faculty, PTIs, Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Facilitated by: Jessamyn Lovell, Dominika Laster, Bethany Davila, Caleb Richardson, Richard Wood, Janis Anderson & Ryan Goodman


The Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to our 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows Presentation. Fellows will present the results of their communities of practice. Topics include rethinking difficult courses, exploring the latest methods in teaching and learning and the latest strategies for evidence-based approaches to college teaching.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Collaborative or group testing has been employed to help improve student performance on exams and reduce test anxiety. By design, the group portion of the two-stage exam facilitates high levels of student engagement and interaction. Using a large enrollment (250 students), STEM (Human Anatomy) course as a model, this workshop will focus on key features of collaborative testing that yield improved student success. Best practices for implementation will be highlighted.


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Aeron Haynie and Kimberly Fournier


Planning a new course, or revising an existing one? Interested in crafting a more inclusive learning experience for your students along with your colleagues across campus? This CDI will be based on the principles of "backward design" and inclusive teaching. Participants will learn more about equitable teaching and will be given time to work on their syllabi. Lunch Provided. Free and open to all UNM instructors: Faculty, PTIs, Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Facilitated by: Aeron Haynie and Kimberly Fournier


Planning a new course, or revising an existing one? Interested in crafting a more inclusive learning experience for your students along with your colleagues across campus? This CDI will be based on the principles of "backward design" and inclusive teaching. Participants will learn more about equitable teaching and will be given time to work on their syllabi. Lunch Provided. Free and open to all UNM instructors: Faculty, PTIs, Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Facilitated by: Lydia Wolberg


An event sponsored by the Dean of Students as part of Safety Week (9/4-9/7). Anyone interested can just attend or contact Lydia Wolberg (lrwolberg@unm.edu 277-3361) for more details.


NOTE: This event will be recorded and made available on the Provost and/or ADVANCE websites.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Are the teaching methods we think work - as effective as we think they are?


Learn to implement engaging teaching methods that have demonstrated success in higher education.


This is the first of two workshops aimed at implementing evidence-based methods for engaging teaching. This workshop will focus on easily implemented activities to help make lectures more engaging (structured notetaking, writing to learn activities, and metacognitive reflections). Part II will focus on engaging activities that may require slightly more preparation prior to implementation (reciprocal peer teaching, reading strategies, and graphic organizers). This workshop was first presented at this year's Get Set & Reset Event.


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Are the teaching methods we think work - as effective as we think they are?


Learn to implement engaging teaching methods that have demonstrated success in higher education.


This is the second of two workshops aimed at implementing evidence-based methods for engaging teaching. Part I focused on a handful of easily implemented activities to help make lectures engaging (structured notetaking, writing to learn activities, and metacognitive reflections). This workshop will focus on engaging activities that may require slightly more preparation prior to implementation (reciprocal peer teaching, reading strategies, and graphic organizers).


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Director for the Office of Equal Opportunity and ADA Coordinator Francie Cordova, J.D.


Many instructors are reporting increases in disruptive or hostile classroom behavior. How can instructors create ground rules for respectful dialogue? What are campus policies on bullying, “targeted speech” or “hate-bias” incidents? Where can faculty go for help? This workshop will provide faculty (and graduate TAs) with resources and strategies.

Facilitated by: Dr. Christopher Holden


Too often, learning is constructed in the classroom as an assimilation of abstract facts and principles, and there is no connection between what's in the book and how these ideas take on meaning in life and action. Mobile technology, and genres like AR, provide flexible ways to develop context, collaboration, and action as part of a learning experience. The same mechanics that Pokemon Go used to overwhelm our parks last year can be put to far more diverse purposes. Learning can be situated within authentic contexts, and connections can be made between concepts in class and the world around us like never before. From learning games to data collection, the rich forms of interaction possible with mobile are as accessible to luddites as they are to programmers, thanks to easy-to-use tools like the open source platform ARIS.


In this workshop, you'll learn some of what's been done with these tools to create rich, meaningful learning experiences, and how you can get involved yourself


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Hosted by Center for Teaching Excellence


Open to new and returning instructors, Getset & Reset offers a series of workshops dedicated to faculty development. Keynote Speaker Alicia Chavez will present the benefits of applying a cultural lens in the classroom in her talk Teaching and Learning Across Cultural Strengths. Other workshops include introductions to UNM Learn, iClickers and presentations by the Office of the Vice President of Research. Join us on the third floor of the Student Union Building!

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Improved metacognitive skills have been found to be positively correlated with enhanced learning and improved study strategies for students. Thus, it has been suggested that instructors implement strategies to help students develop metacognition skills. Exam wrappers are short, reflective writing activities that ask students to review their study strategies in relation to their performance on an exam with the intent of influencing their future practices.


This workshop will focus on helping your students self-regulate their own study behaviors by using exam wrappers.

Facilitated by: Eduardo Esquivel, NM Dream Team


Please join us for an important workshop focusing on how UNM faculty and staff can advocate for undocumented students on campus.


Members of the New Mexico Dream Team are leading the way to designate the University of New Mexico a “Dream Campus,” a place where undocumented students are fully welcomed and supported.” As educators, we play a vital role in the protection and inclusivity of undocumented students on campus. Every year 65,000 undocumented students graduate high school. Of those students 7.5% of them go onto college and only 1-3% of them graduate (US Dept. of Education, 2015). There are numerous reasons why undocumented students do not graduate college, including an arduous work schedule, financial instability, and family separation. Thus, by creating a Dream Campus at UNM we can build the institutional infrastructure to support and protect undocumented students.

Facilitated by: Patrick Farris


The workshop will cover iClicker fundamentals, including set-up and software. This is a great opportunity to get answers for all your \'how to\' questions.

Facilitated by: Dr. Dave Dixon


Engage students in thinking critically, track learning outcomes, and/or encourage attendance using iClickers.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Inclusive strategies address the needs of student with a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities.


These strategies contribute to an overall inclusive learning environment, in which students feel equally valued. They allow faculty to connect/engage with a variety of students. They help faculty prepare for when controversial material is discussed. They help students connect with course material that is relevant to them.  They help students feel comfortable to voice their ideas/thoughts/questions. 


Incorporating these strategies typically means students are more likely to experience success.


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Dr. Aeron Haynie


Presented by the Office of the Provost and Center for Teaching Excellence, New Faculty Orientation offers a warm welcome to new and incoming faculty. This one-day session will include presentations by University Libraries, Faculty Governance and other useful resources on campus. Lunch is included and the day concludes with a vendor fair presented by UNM Benefits.

Facilitated by: Patrick Fariss


The workshop will cover iClicker fundamentals, including set-up and software. This is a great opportunity to get answers for all your *how to* questions.

Facilitated by: Dean of Students Nasha Torrez & Joan Green


Sponsored by the Dean Of Students Office and the Accessibility Resource Center

Facilitated by: Dr. Alicia Fedelina Chávez


A guide to balancing integrated and individuated cultural frameworks in college teaching.

Facilitated by: NM Dream Team & UNM Sanctuary Campus Working Group


Please join us for an important 2-hour training that will focus on how UNM faculty and staff can advocate for undocumented students on campus.


Members of the New Mexico Dream Team are leading the way to designate the University of New Mexico a “Dream Campus,” a place where undocumented students are fully welcomed and supported.” As educators, we play a vital role in the protection and inclusivity of undocumented students on campus. Every year 65,000 undocumented students graduate high school. Of those students 7.5% of them go onto college and only 1-3% of them graduate (US Dept. of Education, 2015). There are numerous reasons why undocumented students do not graduate college, including an arduous work schedule, financial instability, and family separation. Thus, by creating a Dream Campus at UNM we can build the institutional infrastructure to support and protect undocumented students.


Among the measures the NM Dream Team and the Sanctuary Campus Working Group want UNM to implement are departmental action and organizing to provide resources and safe learning spaces for undocumented students. The training will include: a) an introduction to DACA and student experiences on campus, b) a brief ‘know your rights’ training, and c) detailed information about how we can better organize within our departments and colleges to make the Dream Campus designation a reality.


We are grateful for your support of and solidarity with immigrant communities and students on campus.


No registration is required for this event.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Collaborative or group testing has been employed to help improve student performance on exams and reduce test anxiety. By design, the group portion of the two-stage exam facilitates high levels of student engagement, interaction, and peer learning. Using a large enrollment (250 students), STEM (Human Anatomy) course as a model, this workshop will focus on key features of collaborative testing that yield improved student success. Best practices for implementation of this innovative approach to student assessment will be highlighted.

Facilitated by: Dr. Jenn Guitierez


Research on teaching and learning tells us that students bring with them a variety of skills, needs, and interests. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences and functions as a set of principles for curriculum and instructional design. UDL enables educators to provide all students equal opportunities to learn.


This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience UDL first hand, to critically examine some of the key components to UDL theory and practice, and walk away with a blueprint for implementing this important approach. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to experience UDL first hand, to critically examine some of the key components to UDL theory and practice, and walk away with a blueprint for implementing this important approach.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Improved metacognitive skills have been found to be positively correlated with enhanced learning and improved study strategies for students. Thus, it has been suggested that instructors implement strategies to help students develop metacognition skills. Exam wrappers are short, reflective writing activities that ask students to review their study strategies in relation to their performance on an exam with the intent of influencing their future practices.


This workshop will focus on helping your students assess their own knowledge and self-regulate their own study behaviors by using exam wrappers.

Facilitated by: Dr. Dave Dixon


Engage students in thinking critically, track learning outcomes, and/or encourage attendance using iClickers.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Academic writing should be an act of deep thinking and reflection. It can lead to discovery, synthesis, evaluation, creation, and communication of knowledge. When students translate information and experience into their own words, it helps them understand, strengthen, and build their learning of content knowledge.


This workshop will focus on short, informal, and low-stakes writing tasks that help students think through key concepts or ideas in any discipline. The activities do not ask the learners nor faculty to focus on writing as a skill, but rather as a tool to help students learn. Thus, these activities are different from those that are designed to allow student to demonstrate achievement on final products (e.g., essay exam questions, term papers, etc…).


These activities can be used in various situations, but are most useful when students would benefit from thinking about what they are doing or why they are doing it.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Having a hard time getting your students to read the syllabus? Why not try making it more visually engaging?


This workshop will focus on visual design concepts intended to help students view the syllabus more as a practical resource and less as a long and tedious "Terms of Service Agreement".


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Dr. Cristyn L. Elder


Please contact Kimberly Fournier (kimfournier@unm.edu) if you have any immediate questions.

Facilitated by: Dr. Kimberly Fournier


Academic writing should be an act of deep thinking and reflection. It can lead to discovery, synthesis, evaluation, creation, and communication of knowledge. When students translate information and experience into their own words, it helps them understand, strengthen, and build their learning of content knowledge.


This workshop will focus on short, informal, and low-stakes writing tasks that help students think through key concepts or ideas in any discipline. The activities do not ask the learners nor faculty to focus on writing as a skill, but rather as a tool to help students learn. Thus, these activities are different from those that are designed to allow student to demonstrate achievement on final products (e.g., essay exam questions, term papers, etc…)


These activities can be used in various situation, but are most useful when students would benefit from thinking about what they are doing or why they are doing it.


Are you interested in attending the workshop remotely? Please contact us at cte@unm.edu

Facilitated by: Saleh Mamun and Amanda Cowan


Struggling with giving student feedback? Want to know more about how to provide timely and meaningful feedback that will help students’ learning? This workshop will provide participants with an interactive experience and the art and science (!) of providing meaningful feedback.