Academic Affairs Support

Center for Teaching Effectiveness

New Faculty Investment Program


New Faculty Investment Program 2022-2023

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Fall 2022

The sessions are scheduled on Fridays, from noon to 1:45 p.m. in the Javelina Dining Hall Room 201 (small conference room upstairs). For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay, Assistant Director at Aniruddha.Mukhopadhyay@tamuk.edu

NFIP Schedule
Date Topic
Aug. 26

Welcome and Overview of the NFIP

The session introduces the Fall program and the 2022-2023 NFIP participants and the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. The session will also address what it means to teach at a historically Hispanic-Serving Institution like TAMUK.

Sept. 2

Who Are Our Students? How Can We Further Their Success?

This session will contextualize teaching students at a historically Hispanic, first-generation, and rural-serving institution. The session will also introduce the high impact learning strategies and resources made available to our students for their success, such as advising, tutoring, and other academic support services. 

Sept. 9

Teaching Resources for Faculty: Introduction to Instructional Technologies at TAMUK

This session will introduce the instructional technology platforms available at TAMUK, tips for incorporating instructional technologies in your teaching, and opportunities for instructional technology training at the university. 

Sept. 16

Effective Teaching Practices

This session will introduce professional development opportunities focused on improving course design, teaching methods, and student engagement, presented by a panel of faculty who are credentialed by ACUE.

Sept. 23

Academic Support Services and Policies

This session will address institutional resources like the Writing Center and Library and policies available to support students and faculty on diverse issues, including student conduct. 

Sept. 30

Faculty Responsibilities

This session will address important rules and regulations covered in the Faculty Handbook regarding the duties and responsibilities of faculty. 

Oct. 7

Promoting Student Achievement and Faculty Enhancement

This session will introduce ways faculty can contribute to student achievement and their own professional development as well as the role of the Honors College in promoting student excellence and opportunities for fostering undergraduate research. 

Oct. 14

Disability Services and Health and Wellness

This session will provide an overview of the Disability Resource Center and faculty responsibilities in facilitating an inclusive environment, including accommodations for students with special needs. The session will also introduce university resources for the mental health and well-being of the campus community. 

Oct. 21

Crafting the Annual Report 

This session will introduce the annual report process, including the timing and format of submission and best practices in faculty activity reporting. Also, representatives from each college will provide information on college-specific promotion and tenure portfolio process. 

Oct. 28

Diversity and Inclusivity

This session will address best practices in diversity and inclusivity in our profession and contextualize these practices within the heritage of TAMU-Kingsville and our region. 

Nov. 4

Continuing Your Productive Research Agenda at TAMUK

This session will introduce some of TAMUK's internal and external award opportunities to facilitate research and teaching. The session will also address research compliance, the process to identify grants, and pre-award protocols at TAMUK.

Nov. 11

Service Opportunities and Expectations

This session will take a closer look at the role of service in promotion and tenure, including reasons for taking on service, service opportunities at TAMUK, appointment processes, and how and when to say no to service requests.

Nov. 18

Student Engagement

This session will introduce student services and student activities on campus. The Director of Student Engagement and the Multicultural Coordinator, as well as students from difference student organizations, will address student needs and priorities on campus and how to become involved in campus life.