2021 Fall Professional Development Days: Thursday, August 12

Media Arts students with Lauren Addario, MA

8:00 – 8:05 AM

Land Acknowledgement Statement
Attendance: All Faculty and All Staff
Presenter[s]: Members of the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PC DEI)

8:05 – 9:00 AM

Welcome Celebration & Announcements
Attendance: All Faculty and All Staff
Presenter[s]: Roxanne Gonzales, EdD; Cristina Durán, PhD; Mary Earick, PhD; Brandon Kempner, PhD; Veena Parboteeah, PhD; Leon Bustos, MA; and Kayt Peck the poet laureate for the City of Las Vegas, NM.

8:05 – 8:15 AM – Welcome Introduction – Leon Bustos, President’s Leadership Fellow
8:15 – 8:30 AM – Kayt Peck – Poet Laureate for the City of Las Vegas, NM
8:30 – 8:45 AM – Announcements – Roxanne Gonzales, EdD, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
8:45 – 9:00 AM – Introduction of New Faculty

9:00 – 9:50 AM

The President’s University Address
Attendance: All Faculty and All Staff
Presenter[s]: Sam Minner, President, PhD; Elisabeth Massaro, PhD; Veronica Black, MFA; and Christopher Ulibarri

President Minner will provide a brief overview of actions and initiatives during the 2020 – 2021 academic year, along with the impact of those initiatives to date, and provide a preview of institutional initiatives for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. He has invited the Faculty, Staff, and Student Senate leaders to speak to their senates’ hopes and dreams for this year.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Attendance: Mandatory Training for ALL Faculty, Staff, and Administrators
Presenter[s]: Henrietta Romero, PhD Candidate

Online FERPA training from DoE FPCO Office:

We are the official student/academic record maintenance department for the University and overall keepers of the institutions academic policy and implementation team of those policies. We have the expertise in program completion, program maintenance (not assessment or program review), transfer credit evaluation, degree completion guidance both at the Undergraduate and Graduate level and serve as a campus wide liaison between the academic departments and the university community.

FERPA Training
This required annual training will provide a brief overview of FERPA requirements, standards and institutional obligations under FERPA. It will cover basic definitions under FERPA that are widely utilized within our institution. This training will be structured in a way to allow for group conversation and engagement on specific instances under FERPA and look forward to you joining us for the best compliance topic in Higher Education!

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Tenure and Promotion
Attendance: Open to ALL Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty
Presenter[s]: Roxanne Gonzales, EdD and Kathy Jenkins, PhD

1:00 – 2:50 PM

Virtual Keynote – Metacognition and Motivation: The Keys to Transforming Student Learning
Attendance: Open to ALL Faculty and Staff
Presenter[s]: Saundra McGuire, PhD

21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills, approaches to learning, and motivation levels. Faculty often lament that students are focused on achieving high grades, but are not willing to invest much time or effort in learning. This session will focus on the importance of helping students acquire simple, but effective, learning strategies based on cognitive science principles. We will engage in interactive reflection activities that will allow attendees to experience strategies that can significantly improve student success by transforming students’ attitudes about the meaning of learning. We will also discuss ways to increase intrinsic motivation in the classroom
by meeting the psychoacademic needs of students.

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Faculty – General Meeting
Attendance: Open to ALL Faculty
Presenter[s]: Elisabeth Massaro, PhD

4:00 – 4:50 PM

Faculty Association
Attendance: Open to ALL Faculty
Presenter[s]: Kathy Jenkins, PhD