Faculty Professional Development
CNM's Cooperative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) coordinates a faculty-driven faculty professional development program designed to help faculty self-reflect, self-determine, and self-direct their individual and peer group professional development needs.
The CTL Faculty Professional Development Calendar includes a variety presentations and workshops on important teaching and learning topics, most of which are facilitated by CNM faculty and staff. The largest professional development event of the year for CNM faculty is the Conference on Teaching and Learning at CNM.
CTL Innovation Faculty Developers have been selected by CNM schools to share innovative and effective classroom strategies across the college.
Self-directed professional development forms the core of the CTL's support of faculty professional development at CNM:
Faculty Learning Circles
CTL-coordinated Faculty Learning Circles (FLC's) enable faculty to self-direct and focus their professional development and exploration while collaborating with their peers. Small groups of faculty agree to meet regularly and study a topic related to their disciplines or to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Peer Coaching is the CTL's innovative program that enables faculty to self-evaluate and improve their teaching practice.
Peer Coaching is a supportive, confidential, and non-evaluative professional development activity focusing on teacher self-reflection and growth. Several CNM Faculty members have completed training to serve as Faculty Peer Coaches.
The CTL believes that reflective practice in teaching is the key to effective faculty professional development and excellence in teaching. In addition to taking advantage of available professional development offerings, CNM faculty and instructional staff are encouraged to engage in Reflective Practice in Action.
Questions about CTL faculty professional development offerings can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.