2023 Fall Professional Development Days

Employee Recognition photo by David Lepre, VP of University Relations


Collective Bargaining Agreement: 12.6. “… All faculty are required to participate in-person during faculty development days and commencement regardless of their Location of Record. Unapproved absences will result in a reduction of the term of a faculty member’s contract by the number of days absent from work, and a salary reduction commensurate with the reduced contract term. Under exceptional circumstances, an absence may be approved by the Dean.”

Zoom Update and Recordings
Please see this link for instructions to update to the current Zoom Client.
Sessions recorded will be posted on the cte.nmhu.edu website. For technical assistance, please call
ITS Help Desk at 505-426-2215.

HU Showcase
Faculty & Staff Association, Power of Service, Center for Professional Development and Career
Readiness, HU CARES, HUE, Library, ITS, and Recruitment.

This is where you can find events, meetings, important information and visit NMHU Department
SharePoint sites.

Tools & Resources for a New Academic Year

Many films can be viewed for free through the streaming service Kanopy, accessible through the NMHU
Library databases website. Scroll down to “Kanopy.” Click that and you’ll be asked to login in using
your NMHU username and password. Then you’ll see a big red button that says “Log in to NMHU.” From
there, just search for the movie and watch!

Netflix. (2021). Educational Documentaries | Netflix
During the pandemic, Netflix put many of its documentaries on a variety of topic on YouTube. Many can
be found as a playlist here!

Quick Links to Faculty Resources
Links to syllabi statements and resources, faculty handbooks, etc.

Teaching Resources
Generic Syllabus Maker tool (Caleb McDaniel): a tool for quickly calculating the dates your class meets.

Course Workload Estimator (Rice University Center for Teaching Excellence): a tool for determining the
hours of out-of-class work being assigned based on types of reading, writing, and assignments.

AI Resources
Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools” (Lance Eaton): a list of sample syllabus statements and
policies shared by the International Writing Center Association listserv.

Thinking About Assessment in the Time of Generative Artificial Intelligence” (Digital Futures
Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University): “some assessment ideas that can assist with academic integrity concerns that may arise with students using generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools.”

Detecting AI may be impossible. That’s a big problem for teachers.” (The Washington Post): “Turnitin
has acknowledged a reliability problem with Ai cheating-detection software used on 38 million student
papers. Computer scientists warn we may never be able to reliably detect AI.”

GPT detectors can be biased against non-native English writers” (Science Daily): “Researchers show
that computer programs commonly used to determine if a text was written by artificial intelligence tend to falsely label articles written by non-native language speakers as AI-generated.”

MLA-CCCC Joint Task Force on Writing and AI Working Paper” (Modern Language Association –
Conference on College Composition & Communication): “This working paper discusses the risks and
benefits of generative AI for teachers and students in writing, literature, and language programs and
makes principle-driven recommendations for how educators, administrators, and policy makers can work together to develop ethical, mission-driven policies and support broad development of critical AI literacy.”