Teaching Academy Members
Membership in the Teaching Academy is open to any NMSU educator, including faculty, staff, and graduate students. Membership is earned by 350 NMSU educators each year. Memberships last for one academic year. The three categories of membership, based on the number of accumulated hours, are:
- Distinguished Member: 40 hours
- Sustaining Member: 20 hours
- Member: 10 hours
Accumulating Hours Toward Membership
NMSU educators (faculty, staff, or graduate students) accumulate hours toward membership each time you present or participate in any Teaching Academy event, whether it is a one-time workshop or a short-course that meets several times. Credit is awarded in the following manner:
- Participating in Teaching Academy events: One hour of credit for each hour of participation
- Serving on a panel: Five hours
- Presenting a workshop: Ten hours
- Placing a tenure or promotion packet in the Teaching Academy library and on the password-protected website: Ten hours
The Teaching Academy tracks these hours for you and awards a category of membership based on your level of participation. All members receive a membership certificate and an invitation to the annual Teaching Academy Gala, where you enjoy the camaraderie of other members and celebrate your accomplishment.
Documenting Your Membership
Include your Teaching Academy membership in your annual performance review, promotion and tenure portfolio and CV to demonstrate your dedication to being the best faculty, staff or graduate student you can be. We’ve provided an example of how you can document your participation. A record of your participation in Teaching Academy is available online at Training Central. The following instructions will help you get the information you need, including the hours for each of your events.