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SUMMER 2021

The Center for Teaching Excellence in collaboration with the Patricia Miera, NMHU Instructional Designer, is offering a new way to schedule 1-on-1 appointments.

Microsoft Bookings is a scheduling tool that allows you to pick someone to work with, a subject to discuss, and time and day that works for you.

Direction to schedule your appointment:
1. Choose one of our 19 Services
2. Choose a Day and then an Available Time
3. Select staff (optional)
4. Fill in Your Name and Email
5. Click Book

D2L Fusion conference that starts next week.

July 13-15 and 20-22, 2021
Join your peers at Fusion to continue to transform the way the world learns, together!
Location: Online Live or On-Demand
Registration fee: None. Zip. Nada.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2021 Fall Professional Development Days

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) invites you to collaborate with us in determining the programming and planning for our future. The August 2021 three-day Professional Development event addressing the theme of “Creating Transformative Learning Experiences.”

If you would like to discuss a session idea before submitting, contact Veronica Black, Programs Coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at veronica@nmhu.edu.  

We will practice social distancing and limit the number of people in our on-campus spaces during sessions. All sessions will also be available via Zoom.  

*In the event that the state of New Mexico extends the stay-home order, Development Days will be hosted as an online-only event.*

Is a self-guided Brightspace orientation for faculty. The Virtual Faculty Community is designed to provide information on navigating Brightspace and Zoom. Each module is accompanied with a checklist certificate that will be generated for your professional development records. 

For issues accessing the orientation, once in the NMHU Brightspace, you can search the “Select a Course” by clicking on the 9-square icon and typing in “Virtual Faculty Community-Summer.” You can then pin it to your dashboard.

NMHU Writing Center

The NMHU Writing Center is open! We help all writers—undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty—with any writing they’re working on regardless of where they are in the process.

This summer, we will continue hosting all of our sessions online via Zoom.

We are open on the following days: Monday: 11am-4pm Tuesday: 11am-7pm Wednesday: 11am-7pm Thursday: 2pm-7pm

If you’re an instructor teaching a hybrid or synchronous class and would like us to stop by your class to talk a little about what we do, or if you have questions about our services, you can e-mail us at writingcenter@nmhu.edu.

If you’re interested in talking about your writing with one of our experienced tutors.

Library Services for
Summer Classes

New Mexico Highlands University Libraries staff are here to support you and your students during the Summer 2021 Semester. While the Donnelly Library building remains closed, most library services and collections are available online.

The librarians can give library instruction sessions via Zoom synchronously or asynchronously for your class. We can also create tutorials for class projects.  To request a library instructional session for your class or the creation of a tutorial, contact April Kent at 505-718-6407, ajkent@nmhu.edu


SPRING 2021

Inside Higher Ed – Recording Webinar: Building High-Quality Online Learning
Recent online event, “Building High-Quality Online Learning” recording and slide deck are now available on demand, and you can access them here: https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2021/03/23/building-high-quality-online-learning-tuesday-march-23-200-pm-et
You can download the booklet here: https://www.insidehighered.com/booklet/building-high-quality-online-learning

Free Webinar – June 9-10, 2021
The Future of Learning is Not One-Size Fits All – What does the future of education really look like?

REMOTE 2021 covers what’s happening to support and sustain transformations in higher ed. There is no pretending that anyone will come out unscathed from the effects of the pandemic on education. Now is the time to rebuild and for faculty and administrators to work more closely together and take concrete actions to improve the future of education.


FALL 2020

SABER West 2021
Three 90 minute Zoom sessions held on January 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 12:30-2p PST

Workshops will help participants do one of the following:

  • Develop discipline-based education research (DBER) skills and/or
  • Translate research findings into evidence-based teaching practices in the classrooms.