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Faculty Information

Key Contact People  |  Getting Started @ NMHU  |  Mentoring  |  Office Hours

Key Contact People

Chair of Faculty Senate: Brandon Kempner, 454-3286, bkempner@nmhu.edu

President of the Faculty Association:  Kathy Jenkins, 454-3479, kjenkins@nmhu.edu

Getting Started @ NMHU

How to get a Banner ID Number

Your Banner number is used in various ways across campus such as Human Resources, IT services, library, etc. Once you have completed the paperwork with Human Resources, they will assign you a Banner number. You cannot get a university computer log-in or ID card, until HR has given assigned you a Banner number.

How to Get an E-mail

You may submit a request for e-mail form to ITS, and once they have your Banner number, they will assign you an e-mail account. You may need to talk to their help desk to find out what it is.

How to Get a Faculty ID Card

Go to room 301, Campus Life Office, in the Student Union Building (3rd floor, on your left as you come up the stairs). Bring your Banner number.

How to Get Keys

Speak to your department secretary and fill out the green Key Request card. This will need to be signed by your Department Chair or Dean. After the form is processed, you can pick up your keys in the Facilities building.

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Mentoring

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

The retention and development of faculty is critical for the health of the institution. These efforts can improve productivity, increase satisfaction and morale, and decrease faculty replacement costs. Experienced professors realize that teaching is a dynamic and reflective process. Successful mentoring programs can accomplish the following:

  • Induct new faculty into the university through review of policies and procedures prior to the start of the semester.
  • Induct new faculty into the department, College or School, and university expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Connect new faculty with their experienced peers to help integrate them into university life.
  • Orient and re-orient faculty to the goals and objectives of department, College or School, and the university mission.
  • Provide advice on campus committee involvement and scholarship opportunities.
  • Create an atmosphere of reflection and the sharing of best teaching practices among faculty.

All new faculty shall participate in mentoring, until tenure is achieved. In the first semester at NMHU, faculty mentors or mentoring teams shall be assigned by the Chair. Following the first semester, faculty members may select their mentor or mentoring team and report their selection to the Chair and the Dean. Mentors shall be other faculty members rather than administrators.

22.1 Mentoring of New Faculty

The mentoring of new faculty should include information about university policies and procedures, department and College or School expectations, the requirements for tenure and promotion, and observations of classroom teaching. The mentor/mentoring team should perform a classroom observation of the new faculty member every semester during the first two years and annually thereafter and provide feedback to the new faculty member (Article 23.3). In addition, the mentor/mentoring team shall invite the new faculty member to observe their classroom(s) so that a dialogue and sharing of best practices in teaching may occur. The new faculty member shall conduct at least one classroom observation of a mentor annually. Serving as a mentor counts as university service for evaluation.

  • First Semester of Appointment

In the first semester of appointment to a tenure track position, a faculty mentor or mentoring team shall be assigned by the Chair. The success of the mentoring process relies in the selection and matching of the mentor with the mentee.

Therefore, Chairs should try to appoint mentors with similar interests, not mentors based on seniority.

The mentoring process shall begin prior to the beginning of the first semester, during Faculty Development Week. In the beginning phases, the mentor should include information about the university community and academic culture, university expectations, and policies and procedures. The procedures for mentoring will vary widely across the university and within Colleges and Schools.

  • After the First Semester of Appointment

Following the first semester of appointment, a faculty member may select a new mentor or mentoring team, or choose to continue with the original mentor(s). Their selection shall be reported to the Chair and the Dean. In addition, the first semester mentor or mentoring team may terminate the relationship and recommend that the probationary faculty member find a new mentor/team. For the selection of a mentoring team, the probationary faculty member should try to select tenured faculty from his or her discipline, area of interest, and/or related disciplines. This may mean that the mentoring team is comprised of faculty from more than one discipline and department.

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Office Hours

From Article 12.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

Faculty members are required to be available to students by scheduling and honoring office hours and by special appointment when necessary. It is required that a faculty member make herself available five hours per week, over at least three (3) days, during normal working hours. These hours shall be posted on the faculty member’s office door and on Banner Web. In extraordinary circumstances, exceptions may be approved by the Dean.

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