CTL Faculty Development Initiatives

CTL Professional Development Opportunities for CNM Faculty

CNM's Cooperative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) coordinates a faculty-driven faculty professional development program designed to help faculty self-reflect, self-determine, and self-direct their individual and peer group professional development needs.

The CTL Faculty Professional Development Calendar includes a variety presentations and workshops on important teaching and learning topics, most of which are facilitated by CNM faculty and staff. 

Self-directed professional development forms the core of the CTL's support of faculty professional development at CNM.  Online, on-demand resources are available through a Magna Campus subscription (see Faculty Development Resources.) Additionally, the CTL offers the following self-directed professional development options:

Faculty Learning Circles

CTL-coordinated Faculty Learning Circles (FLC's) enable faculty to self-direct and focus their professional development and exploration while collaborating with their peers. Small groups of faculty agree to meet regularly and study a topic related to their disciplines or to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Peer Coaching

Peer Coaching is the CTL's innovative program that enables faculty to self-evaluate and improve their teaching practice.

Peer Coaching is a supportive, confidential, and non-evaluative professional development activity focusing on teacher self-reflection and growth.  Several CNM Faculty members have completed training to serve as Faculty Peer Coaches.


Reflective Practice

The CTL believes that reflective practice in teaching is the key to effective faculty professional development and excellence in teaching. In addition to taking advantage of available professional development offerings, CNM faculty and instructional staff are encouraged to engage in Reflective Practice in Action.




Questions about CTL faculty professional development offerings can be directed to ctl@cnm.edu. To learn about providing discipline-specific training for faculty in your discipline area, see this Guidelines for Discipline-Specific Training document.