Proposals Needed for Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning

Conference Call for Proposals: The CTL invites you to submit proposals for the 5th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning, “Empowering Learners to Be Critical Thinkers.”
Proposals Needed for Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning

Oct 12, 2016

The conference planning team is looking for dynamic, high-quality conference session proposals focused on topics related to “Teaching and Learning.” Desired session topics include teaching strategies, methodologies, and innovations; active learning and student engagement; critical thinking; instructional technology; diversity; assessment; distance learning; collaborative learning; classroom management issues and strategies; student learning issues and students with special needs; or other topics related to best practices in teaching adults at the community college. Posters and resource tables are also being sought.

New this year, CNM is opening the conference proposal process and conference attendance to faculty from two-year institutions across the state and Four Corners region, for a low registration fee. We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with our peers from other institutions! Please feel free to forward this Call for Proposals to any faculty you know at two-year colleges who might be interested in presenting and attending the conference.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, October 31, 2016.

Magna Campus CNM

The CTL is pleased to announce the availability of new faculty development resources through Magna Campus, an on-demand, online digital library of professional development resources for college faculty and administrators. CNM's Magna Campus subscription is comprised of three components:

Magna Commons is on-demand access to a library of the best Magna Online Seminars, archived and available for viewing at any time. The many archived seminars include:

  • Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies That Work
  • Four Strategies to Engage the Multicultural Classroom
  • Connect Learning Across Courses with Curriculum Mapping
  • 9 Ways to Use Classroom Discussion to Promote Transformation

20-Minute Mentor Commons is an online collection of targeted faculty development programs, grounded in sound educational theory, that offer solutions to common classroom challenges -- in just 20 minute. Here are just a few of the many topics available:

  • How Can I Avoid Communication “Misfires” with Students?
  • How Can I Make My Multiple-Choice Tests More Effective?
  • How Should I Manage Conflict Within My Department?
  • How Can I Reduce Student Apathy and Increase Motivation? 

“The Teaching Professor” newsletter is a lively, practical newsletter with a singular purpose: to provide ideas and insights to educators who are passionate about teaching. Published ten times a year, “The Teaching Professor is the newsletter that puts teaching and learning front and center. This month’s highlighted articles include:

  • Student Views on Disruptive Behaviors
  • Teaching the “Selfie” Generation
  • Inquiry-Based Learning: Lessons Learned
  • Energize Your Classroom with Humor

On occasion, the CTL will sponsor group events that focus on resources in the Magna Commons library. Please watch for emails announcing these events. At the same time, you can browse, search, and engage in any of these resources completely on your schedule.  

Magna Campus is accessed through the CTL Community site on CNM Learn.