Since 2002, the ADVANCE Program at the Teaching Academy has presented a broad range of opportunities to NMSU department heads who wish to excel in their role. In 2010, a formal Department Head Academy (DHA) was established under the direction of the Department Head Academy Steering Committee.
The DHA offers:
- Department Head Book Club–the DHA regularly offers a book club to assist department heads with their communication and leadership skills.
- Year-Round Workshops for Department Heads–these workshops aim to assist Department Heads with both leadership and management skills.