10th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning

 2022 Conference Graphic Jan. 7, 2022

Are you interested in collaborating with your peers from around New Mexico and the Four Corners? Would you like to attend a conference that is hosted and presented by local colleagues, focused on our unique needs and challenges, yet also represents the highest standards in educational quality and innovative teaching practices? If so, we invite you to join CNM faculty for a day of professional development in an atmosphere of collegiality, sharing, and teaching excellence.

Date and Format

The conference will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 via video conference.


8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Morning Plenary Session

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Reflective Practice Framework
  • Keynote Address: John Noltner, Lessons on the Road to Peace

9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.

10 a.m. – Noon Concurrent Sessions A
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Concurrent Sessions B
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Plenary Session

  • Door Prizes 
  • Collaborative Reflection 
  • Closing Remarks 

Goals of the Conference

The purpose of the conference is to provide high-quality, relevant professional development in teaching and learning to faculty at two-year institutions of higher education. Conference sessions will promote the best classroom practices that result in optimal outcomes for our students. The conference will enable the regional community of two-year higher education faculty to build faculty collegiality in a professional environment and to create networking and partnership opportunities among the represented schools.

Conference Program

This year’s thematic focus is Finding Direction through Reflective Practice. This theme reinforces the framework of self-directed faculty development.  The goal of the critically reflective teacher is to gain increasing awareness about one’s own teaching and effectiveness from as many different viewpoints as possible. The continual and progressive search to improve our teaching and learning environments reflects our commitment to support our students through the COVID-19 pandemic and afterward, in academic and workforce preparedness, and holistically as adults adapting to challenging conditions. 

Featured Speaker

Photo of John Noltner.
John Noltner

A Peace of My Mind is a multimedia arts project, created by award-winning photographer John Noltner, that uses portraits and personal stories to bridge divides and encourage dialogue around important issues. Through his keynote address and breakout session, he will lead attendees through transformative experiences that help a polarized world rediscover the common humanity that connects us.  A Peace of My Mind reflects his belief that art and storytelling can help individuals, organizations and communities articulate their deepest values and encourage action toward building social capital and community connections. 

Conference Cost

Because the overhead costs of conducting a remote conference are so low, there is no registration fee for attending the Conference this year. We welcome this opportunity to collaborate across institutions and disciplines.

Conference Registration

CNM employees do not need to pre-register, as information will be sent via email.  Registration for attendees from other institutions is open through December 19, 2021.  Register here: 2022 CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning Registration Page.  Prior to the event, you will receive an email with the Conference Program and the links to access conference sessions.


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