Virtual Development Days: Wednesday, August 12

Geology students in the mountains with Micheal Petronis, PhD and Jenifer Lindline, PhD 

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Land Acknowledgement Statement
Attendance: New Faculty and New Staff
Presenter: Rebecca Maldonado Moore, PhD

9:10 – 9:30 AM

New Faculty & Staff Welcome and Announcements
Attendance: New Faculty and New Staff Orientation
Presenter: Roxanne Gonzales, EdD
Description: This session is required for all new faculty and staff and will review all important information for those new to New Mexico Highlands University.

9:30 – 11:50 AM

HU Resources Parade
Attendance: New Faculty, New Staff, and Graduate Students
Presenter[s]: Kathy Jenkins, PhD; April Kent, MA; Marka Trujillo; Faron Valencia, MBA; Ruthy Watson, PhD; Sean Weaver

Time: 9:30 – 10:00 AM – NMHU Faculty Association: Orientation for New Faculty

Time: 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Library: To present an overview of services and collections.

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 AM – Human Resources: To present an overview of resources, policies, and answer questions about specific things afterwards for individuals.

Time: 11:00 – 11:30 AM – HU CARES: To present an overview of the educational outreach and prevention, and coordinates trainings for students, faculty, and staff.

Time: 11:30 – 11:50 AM – University Relations: To present an overview of the responsibility for external and internal communications for New Mexico Highlands University. The office oversees the image presented to the public, which includes design standards, publications, news, multimedia content, web content and communications.

10:00 – 11:50 AM

New Chairs & Deans Retreat
Attendance: New Chairs and Deans
Presenter: Roxanne Gonzales, EdD
Description: This session will welcome new chairs and provide them with necessary skills and information to be effective as a department chair.

1:00 – 1:50 PM

Design Tips for Online Student Engagement
Attendance: Open to All Faculty
Presenter[s]: Patrick Wilson, PhD and Patricia Miera, MA
Description: In this presentation participants will be introduced to strategies that encourage student engagement online, including welcoming students to the course, providing clear directions and expectations, and management of both asynchronous and synchronous class discussions. Participants will also have time during this session to brainstorm and exchange ideas with fellow colleagues on student engagement techniques, and begin outlining a welcome module and communication plan for their courses.

1:00 – 3:50 PM

All Chairs & Deans Retreat
Attendance: All Chairs & Deans
Presenter: Roxanne Gonzales, EdD
Description: This session will bring together new and returning chairs with training that will include, leadership, HR evaluations, Registrar and Graduate office policies and procedures, real time training on PeopleAdmin, and coverage of the Faculty Handbook. Each participant will receive a binder with additional essential information. Case studies and examples from experienced chairs will be used to guide training.

1:00 – 2:50 PM

Online Training
Attendance: Open to All Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student
Presenter[s]: Adele Ludi, Dayana Sarinana, and Marcy Silva
Description: This virtual training is for anyone to login to ask questions and get 1-on-1 help on Banner, Brightspace, Zoom, Office 365, and other online resources.

3:00 – 4:50 PM

Safe Zone Training
Attendance: Open to All Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student
Presenter: Latasha Burbank
Description: The Safe Zone program aims to create a visible network of support for our gifted lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQQI) individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of that educational institution can show their support. A Safe Zone is a community of people who are understanding, supportive, and trustworthy of LGBTQQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex) people who need help, advice, or just someone to talk too. Safe Zone Participants do not tolerate homophobic and heterosexist comments and actions but will address them in an educational and informative manner. All participants attend a Safe Zone training and have information at their educational institution and community resources.

Safe Zone members are identified by a sign that they hang on their office door or living space, or by other Safe Zone visual indicators, and are trained to be better allies to LGBTQQI students. Members agree that they work to provide a personal space that is free from homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia while serving as a resource to gifted LGBTQQI and allied students. All students, staff, and faculty are eligible to join. “This is a safe place to talk about LGBTQQI and heterosexual issues and concerns.” The session will pertain to the possibility of creating the formation of Safe Zones at your educational institution. “The moderator will provide all necessary tools needed for the discussion and provide “hands on activities” that are beneficial and informative.

4:00 – 4:50 PM

Strategic Planning
Attendance: Open to All Faculty
Presenter: Ian Williamson, PhD