Just as for students, NMSU has multiple pathways for faculty development.  Programs range from professional development, to collaborative scholarship opportunities with colleagues and students, and even innovation.

Professional Development Resources

  • Teaching Academy – improves student learning by providing professional development to NMSU educators in teaching, leadership, and mentoring. The Academy helps NMSU educators develop extraordinary teaching lives embedded in stellar careers.
  • Instructional Innovation and Quality –  focuses on administration of and support for delivering education via the non-traditional formats of ITV, blended, and online.
  • Online Course Improvement Program – professional development for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning.
  • Service Learning Educational Distinction –  fulfill community needs by maintaining and developing partnerships between college, student, and community, as well as providing assistance to faculty who are interested in developing service learning components in their courses.
  • Center for Learning & Professional Development – central training department for New Mexico State University faculty and staff, offering training in administrative systems and processes, employee development, supervisor and leadership development, policies and procedures, and institutional compliance.

Collaboration, Innovation and Partnership Opportunities


The Office of the Vice President for Research is the first stop when identifying and coordinating sponsored research opportunities at NMSU, providing many links for funding opportunities and compliance procedures.

The OVPR sponsors several Internal Funded Grant opportunities which support:

  • Interdisciplinary Research Projects – encourages interdisciplinary research activities in projects that have a high potential of receiving external competitive funding.
  • Graduate Student Research Enhancement –  attracts and retain outstanding graduate students at NMSU, enhancing the research potential and capacity of the university.
  • Undergraduate Research Incentives – increases the involvement of undergraduate students in mentored research and encourages them to pursue graduate level study and research.
  • Rising Star Award – encourages research by faculty and research staff that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of social science, educational, or humanistic endeavors.

Arrowhead Center

Arrowhead offers programs, services, and resources in intellectual property, technology commercialization, sponsored research, business creation and development, and entrepreneurial training. Below are a list of resources Arrowhead provides to assist faculty with intellectual property, technology transfer, collaborative research, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Office of Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer: protects, manages, and commercializes the creative products of New Mexico State University.
  • NM Fast Partnership Program: aims to increase participation of small technology firms in the innovation and commercialization of new technology through Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
  • Arrowhead Technology Incubator: gives scalable startups and young firms, including those launched by faculty, the team, tools, and resources they need to turn ideas into revenue-generating realities.
  • Technology Showcase: features all faculty-developed technology, patented with assistance from the IP Office that is available for commercial licensing.
  • Industry Services:  build connections between industry and NMSU’s faculty, researchers, students, and labs to help expand partnerships, capacities, and capabilities in research between the university and companies.
  • Launch: identifying and providing commercialization support to promising early-stage technologies through intensive product development and direct mentorship, which will assess and validate technologies, explore customer development, and identify investment opportunities.

We would like to hear from you. What resources or information about faculty development, whether on-campus or in the community, would you like to find on this web page?

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