Teaching Academy Vision, Mission & Goals


The Teaching Academy helps NMSU educators develop extraordinary teaching lives embedded in exceptional careers.

Vision 2020 Strategic Plan Alignment


The Teaching Academy provides robust professional development to NMSU educators in teaching, scholarship, leadership, and mentoring.


Supporting teachers
Improving learning
By providing professional development that enriches teaching, we help cultivate an institutional climate that values, rewards, and sustains stellar teaching and learning.
Advancing leaders
Enhancing careers
By providing professional development in scholarly writing, diversity, leadership, and mentoring as well as promotion and tenure, we address other career needs.
Fostering diversity
Building community
By embracing our differences as an asset, we actively seek to include wide-ranging perspectives .


Life-long Learning. Great teachers and leaders never stop learning; thus, we have adopted as our motto, “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” We apply this to ourselves first and then to others.

Service. As service providers, we advance the agenda of the institution’s leaders, including the provost, deans, department heads and faculty.

Leadership. As leaders, we set the tone and pace for faculty development.