2018 CTL Part-time Faculty Representative Election

This election will determine the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 Part-time Faculty Representative to the Cooperative for Teaching and Learning for the General Education disciplines (MSE, CHSS, and SAGE.)

Candidate Information:

  1. Shimaa Dessouky is an Anthropology Instructor in CHSS.

  2. Chelsea Hay works in the SAGE department and has been with CNM for a year. She is also an APS teacher and a Masters student at UNM in the Educational Leadership School.

  3. Jesica Radaelli-Nida: I am interested in serving on this committee for CNM as a representative for the part-time faculty working on professional development planning. I have over 20 years of facilitation and development experience in professional development training. I have worked at CNM for 5 years in the CHSS dept. as part time faculty, and feel like I understand the culture of this institution. I also work as a training developer for Early Childhood Services Center at UNM where I write professional development curriculum for the 13,000 childcare providers in our state. I serve in a leadership role at UNM, aligning our practices across the state to assure quality and consistency among all educators; from consultants to front-line providers. I have three professional development certificates in adult learning practices and principles from Global Learning Partners, a worldwide organization who specialize in adult learning and professional development. I have experience in: Learning Needs and Resources Assessments, establishing the experience & needs of the intended audience, linking content to achievable objectives and using accountability planning to ensure learning needs are met. I have put these practices to work for almost 3 years, and have provided training on a regional, statewide and national level; my hope is to bring these skills with me as a representative of part-time faculty from SAGE, MSE and CHSS.

  4. Shelly Robinson has taught for CNM as a PT faculty member for SAGE since 2002. Since 2017, she has also taught TLOL (Teaching and Learning Online) classes for CHSS. In the TLOL classes instructors and teachers are provided best practices in developing a strong online community. Shelly earned her Teaching and Learning Online Certificate from CNM in August 2016. Shelly has her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Technology. She has taught high school for the past 24 years and has had the pleasure of leading several committees and departments. In addition, she is Quality Mattered Certified as a peer reviewer in both Higher Education and K-12.

  5. Christine Woods: I have taught at four different institutions totaling 17 Biology and Chemistry courses, ranging from introductory to upper-level graduate courses. However, I believe that the best teachers are lifelong learners, not only of their subject of interest, but also on how to we can improve our own teaching approach to benefit students. For myself, this includes collaborative inquiry and active professional learning including classes and workshops as a part of a professional development program. Thus, to expand my teaching skills, I completed a year-long HHMI Scientific Teaching Fellowship program during my graduate studies at NMSU and currently, in addition to teaching part-time at CNM, I am completing the Academic Science Education and Research Training (ASERT) program at UNM. Additionally, I have attended 17 local and national professional development conferences and participated in numerous classes and workshops focused on teaching and learning, totaling 50+ hours. My past leadership includes, serving as the graduate student representative on the NMSU departmental curriculum committee responsible for working with faculty, to redesign the Biology graduate curriculum development and educational policy. More recently, in addition to my leadership roles within my classroom at CNM, I have assisted in structuring the student career development program at SIPI and taken the lead on founding a teaching assistant (TA) orientation program for TAs across all UNM disciplines. The program works to introduce effective tools and strategies for classroom management to foster student engagement and success, thus assisting TAs to become more effective instructors. I have been working with CNM since the summer of 2017 and have been part-time faculty since August 2018. In an effort to becoming an effective leader at CNM, I aim to act as a facilitator for my peers’ professional growth. My goals for representing the part-time faculty will be to:

    • Work with all SAGE, MSE, and CHSS part-time faculty to address the needs, preferences and options for professional development.
    • Respond to immediate and long-term professional development needs that are identified by the community.
    • Strengthen/support CNMs professional development programs to improve teaching and learning across all mediums of education thus insuring higher retention and success rates.
    • Assist, supervise and/or facilitate professional development services to support faculty in the adoption of best practices in teaching and learning.
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