NNMC COVID-19 Information   [Learn More]

PD Workshops / January 2016

Training Workshops for Faculty and Staff

Monday, January 11, 2016:

Bystander Intervention Training
Dr. Patricia Trujillo

Bystander Intervention training is a first step to sexual violence prevention, as it encourages the community to take ownership of sexual violence as a problem and speak up when they witness potentially dangerous situations or sexist language. Other benefits of this approach include reducing victim blaming, including everyone as part of the solution, and giving the community an opportunity to foster social change. The presentation will include scenarios we discuss, as it can be intimidating to become an active bystander; there are social pressures and personal safety that come into play.

Resources mentioned in training:

  1. 2016 NNMC Campus Safety and Security Report: Please note that the Campus Save (Clery Act and VAWA) Policy is on pages 11-55.
  2. Bystander Intervention Resources for Faculty and Staff: a great list of resources from U of Oregon Police department:
  3. Know Your IX – Title IX that is... This is a great educational resource about Title IX for staff, faculty and students.
  4. Bystander Intervention PowerPoint

Assessment Training
Ms. Tamara Trujillo and Dr. Kristy Pruitt

Assessment training will be a highly collaborative experience for faculty. The faculty will discuss the college wide student learning outcomes and learn how to implement informal assessments that promote student learning through engagement. Faculty will examine: the use of effective questions, engaging discussions, implementing engaging activities for assessment purposes.

Blackboard Training: Grade book, Syllabi, and Course Management
Dr. Ken Dvorak

The Blackboard Training Session is an annual update regarding changes in Blackboard, college policies, and upcoming training sessions during spring semester. The session covered the following topics:

  1. Course readiness including how to make your Blackboard course "available" for students
  2. Course organizational discussion emphasizing the difference between using "folders" and files.
  3. Brief discussion on the Grade book and the difference between "auto" and "manual" generated grades.
  4. Strategies for developing an "online" personality for your students


Thursday, January 14, 2016:

Accessibility Resource Services and Universal Design
Reducing the Need for Accommodations
Ms. Verna Trujillo

Universal Design: An approach to the design of products and services to be usable by the greatest number of people, including those with disabilities. To reduce some of the barriers to services some of the need for accommodation (though there will still be need for accommodation for some people, a reduction in need will simplify the process for most.

Budget/Self Service
Ms. Evette Abeyta

The Budget/Self Service Training is a brief overview of the annual operating budget processes for the Institution at the department level, including a visual synopsis of the BANNER Self Service functions and queries available for use by departments.  Some important resources include the following:

  • The General Appropriations Act
  • Policy and State Statutes, including definitions
  • BAR (Budget Adjustment Request Form)
  • BANNER Self Service Access Request Form
  • Agency Contacts
Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.