The Faculty Training Academy will be held July 31, August 1, and August 2. Funded by the Title V Cooperative grant, the 3-day academy offers all faculty (and staff, with supervisor’s permission) the opportunity to attend several different two-hour sessions over the three days. See the schedule and session descriptions below.

Faculty Training Academy Schedule


Faculty Training Academy Sessions

Canvas – Steve Stockdale                                          

This session will address a variety of design considerations for online and hybrid courses that go beyond the basics. Topics will include managing media, using 3rd party applications via the LTI Canvas integration, and some basic HTML tips for troubleshooting page formatting issues.

Strategies for Teaching Blended and Online Courses-Kathleen O’Connor

A brief consideration of learning and pedagogical strategies based on cognition and neuroscience research. Best practices for teaching blended and online courses will be discussed.   Current technology and tools will be considered.

Quality Matters in Online Course Delivery-Kathleen O’Connor & Neal Gallagher

Key Concepts of QM will be introduced as an online course standardization tool. Pedagogical Best Practices for online course delivery will be discussed.

Introducing hybrid/online learning with Creative Media—Video-Rachelle Simpson

Description: The learner will be introduced through hands-on learning to the basics of capturing, editing, and uploading video for instructional use.

Higher Education Context and Learning Design for Learning Effectiveness of Students of American Indian and Latino Origin-Amy Fann, Nancy Fire & Michael Fire

Present and discuss research based findings and implications from two studies conducted by presenters:  Learning environments and student learning experiences

  1. Facilitate group discussion about learning environments and student learning experiences at NMSU Grants
  2. Assist participants to convert a typical “Westernized” teaching strategy to a “culturally responsive” strategy.
  3. Discuss implications for online learning for NMSU students.

SMART Classroom Technology/Media Site, David Archibeque

Instruction on how to use the new multimedia equipment in the smart classroom, along with instruction on how to use a Media site lecture capture system.

Library/Online Library Tools-Cecilia Stafford

This presentation will introduce attendees to the basics of and searching techniques for three digital historical collections recently acquired by the NMSU Grants Library with Title V Coop Grant funds.  The three digital archives, to which perpetual access was purchased from EBSCOhost, include the Native American Archives and the Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection, Series 1 & 2: (Series 1)The Latino-Hispanic American Experience and (Series 2) The Latino-Hispanic American Experience: Leaders, Writers, and Thinkers.

PLATO-Megan Stoneking

Individuals will be introduced to the instructional, ready-to-use, and yet highly customizable content that is accessible through the PLATO curriculum.  Learn what PLATO can do for you and your courses!


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