Associate Provost for Faculty Success

Faculty Development Council

This council was formed in 2019 by Academic Affairs and Advance at UNM to coordinate efforts across the campus to build stronger faculty skills, enhance career development, trouble-shoot and eliminate obstacles to faculty success, support department chairs in their administrative roles, and improve consistency of practices and procedures across Academic Affairs.  The council is chaired by Associate Provost for Faculty Success Bill Stanley, and includes Julia Fulghum (ADVANCE at UNM); Mary Jo Daniel (Office of the Vice President for Research), Monica Fishel (Faculty Research Development Office), Aeron Haynie (Center for Teaching and Learning), Kimberly Fournier (Center for Teaching Excellence), Elisha Allen (Academic Technologies / UNM Online), Dean Bernadone (Media Services), Sandy Rodrigue (ADVANCE at UNM), and Margaret Menache (Faculty Ombuds Services).  The council organizes a year-round series of New Faculty events, the Faculty Lightning Lounge (a monthly event of fast presentations on research and teaching innovations), as well as a periodic Chairs’ Colloquium.  See the FDC calendar below for these events. 

New Faculty Orientation

Each August and January, the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with Advance at UNM, hosts New Faculty Orientation (NFO) to help arriving colleagues identify and make use of the many resources available to support their work, and to become familiar with UNM policies and processes. Sessions are held in-person or virtually, depending on public health restrictions, and additional materials are housed in the learning management system. ADVANCE at UNM maintains an NFO page with individual profiles of new faculty members, information about NFO, and a welcome message from UNM Provost James Holloway. If you are a new faculty member, look for an invitation from ADVANCE to contribute a photo and answer a short questionnaire to complete your profile. 

This upcoming Fall 2023 New Faculty Orientation will be held in two sessions, one on August 14th and one on August 15th. Both sessions will be held in-person. Orientations will be located in Ballroom C of the Student Union Building on UNM’s Main Campus. If you need help navigating campus, please refer to this central campus map. All new faculty starting in August should plan to attend and should register at the following link to receive details regarding orientation:

Meanwhile, welcome to the UNM faculty! 

Resources for Faculty

Provost's Professional Conference Support Program

"The reputation of the University is enhanced when our faculty are able to share their ideas and discoveries widely with their colleagues, and sharing the good work of our faculty will bring positive outcomes for the university. To be fully engaged in our mission of intellectual enquiry and creative production, our faculty must connect with their peers around the world. The best ideas cannot be developed or tested in isolation from the global network of knowledge.

This program will provide up to $2000 per tenured or tenure-track main campus faculty member for purposes of travel to present a paper or results at a professional conference.

The program will have three rounds of review during Spring semester 2023.

The first submission Due Date: February 20, 2023.

Please see the additional information and eligibility requirements

Submit Application here

Support for Effective Teaching

Center for Teaching and Learning
Center for Digital Learning
Colloquium for Innovative Teaching

Faculty Assistance with Workplace and Work/Life Challenges

Ombuds/Dispute Resolution Services for Faculty  
Confidential consultation and mediation services for faculty facing workplace conflicts. 

Counseling, Assistance, and Referral Services (CARS)
CARS promotes a healthy work-life balance by providing confidential on-site and remote services to assist UNM faculty and staff members with professional and personal concerns.

Distinguished Professors

Each year, the Office of the Provost issues a call for nominations for the rank of Distinguished Professor.  A senior faculty committee is convened by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Executive Vice-President for Health Sciences, in consultation with the Faculty Senate Operations Committee, to review nominations. This is the highest faculty rank that the university bestows and is used only for a few of its most prominent faculty members.  Procedures for nominations are outlined in an annual call, linked below. To be considered, nominations must have the support of departmental colleagues, department chair, college dean, and must include a minimum of six external letters from prominent senior scholars, primarily at R1 universities and international equivalents. Nominating departments are responsible for obtaining external review letters, and may do so only with the approval of the relevant college dean. See the annual call for nominations for further details.  

Faculty Awards

UNM offers a range of campus-wide awards to recognize exceptional work by faculty. At the recommendation of the Faculty Senate Research Policy Committee, those awards are listed on a consolidated page here.

International Affairs

UNM maintains a wide range of international connections through the research and service work of our faculty, international students, study abroad and exchange opportunities, international fellowships, and cooperation agreements.   Of particular interest to faculty are the Global Education Office, which oversees all international agreements and exchanges, and supports short term programs bringing international students to UNM; the Latin American and Iberian Institute, which supports faculty development, faculty and student research, travel support, and academic events and programs related to Latin America and Iberia;  the Fulbright Scholar Program, which offers a wide range of opportunities for faculty at all ranks and in all specializations to serve and learn abroad for periods ranging from 2 to 12 months; and the Study Abroad Allocations Committee, which supports faculty-led study abroad programs.