8th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning Save the Date


8th annual CNM conference on teaching and learning. Jan. 10, 2020. 20/20 Vision: Evidence in Focus

Are you interested in collaborating with your peers from around New Mexico and the four corners? Would you like to attend a conference that is hosted and presented by local colleagues, focused on our unique needs and challenges, yet also representing the highest standards in educational quality and innovative teaching practices? If so, we invite you to join CNM faculty for a day of professional development in an atmosphere of collegiality, sharing, and teaching excellence.


The conference will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Albuquerque Marriott in Albuquerque, NM.

Call for Proposals

As a teaching conference “focusing” on the evidence, we are particularly looking for sessions related to research-based best practices for teaching and strategies specific to teaching adults at the community college or two-year college, including but not limited to:

  • Note-taking and summarizing
  • Repetition and distributed practice
  • Graphic organizers
  • Formative assessment (CATs)
  • Student engagement
  • Collaborative learning
  • Discussion formats
  • Questioning techniques
  • Metacognitive strategies
  • Mastery learning
  • Instructional technology
  • Online learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Diversity and equity
  • Student accommodations
  • Classroom management

Posters and resource tables are also being sought.

To submit a proposal, open this link to the proposal form (provided in MS Word format) and return a completed form via email to  Please indicate “CNM Conference Proposal” in the subject line of the email.  All questions regarding the proposal process can be directed to

The deadline for submitting a proposal is  October 7, 2019.  
Presentations will be selected and presenters notified by the end of October.

Goals of the Conference

The purpose of the conference is to provide high-quality, relevant professional development in teaching and learning to faculty at 2-year institutions of higher education. Conference sessions will promote the best classroom practices that result in optimal outcomes for our students. The conference will enable the regional community of two-year higher education faculty to build faculty collegiality in a professional environment and to create networking and partnership opportunities among the represented schools.

Conference Cost

Registration fees for the one-day event will be $149, including conference materials, catered breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. This registration fee will be waived for presenters. (Transportation and any needed overnight hotel accommodations are not included.)

Registration and program details will be available at a later date.


If you have any questions about the CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning, please feel free to email us at .