CNM’s 11th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning

Interested in collaborating with your colleagues from all over New Mexico and the Four Corners? Would you like to attend a conference hosted and presented by local colleagues, focused on our unique needs and challenges, but also representing the highest standards in quality education and innovative teaching practices? If so, we invite you to join CNM’s faculty for a day of professional development in an atmosphere of fellowship, engagement, and teaching excellence.

Date and format

The conference will take place on Friday, January 6, 2023 in person at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque.

a program

8 AM – 9 AM

Check-in and continental breakfast

Lobby and Sandia Hall

9 AM – 10 AM

Morning plenary

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Headline: Marisel Herrera, High Impact Training Tools to Inspire Confianza Students’ Success

Sandia Hall

10 AM – 10:15 AM

rest time
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM simultaneous sessions a Various meeting rooms
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM rest time
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM simultaneous sessions Various meeting rooms
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Plenary luncheon and door prizes Sandia Hall
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM rest time
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm simultaneous sessions c Various meeting rooms
2:45 PM – 3 PM rest time
3pm – 4pm simultaneous sessions d Various meeting rooms

Conference Objectives

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

Conference Program

these years objective concentration Inspiring students’ confidence to achieve big dreams. This subject It reflects the vital role of the teacher/student relationship in students feeling connected to the topic and the institution, in their motivation and success, and in feeling fulfilled.and the reward that teachers enjoy in their teaching practices.

The day of the conference will include:

  • Keynote address from Maricel Herrera, a nationally known speakerAnd the A leader in higher education, certified personal and executive coach, and practitioner of first-generation students and researchers On evidence-based teaching practices
  • Continental breakfast and all-day refreshments
  • Choice of two lunch options (select your preference in the registration form)
  • Multiple simultaneous sessions addressing evidence-based teaching practices and a variety of topics in teaching and learning, including student engagement, online learning, diversity and equity, use of technology, and student accommodations. Presenters come from CNM and many other institutions across New Mexico.
  • Resource tables highlighting exciting semester or program initiatives

Featured Speaker

A picture of Maricel Herrera smiling in a purple blouseMaricel Herrera

“What if every undergraduate student feels they are seen, valued, and supported in your institution?” “What if, other than key resources, what students really need are intentional relationships to fulfill their potential?”

These are some of the big questions Maricel Herrera has grappled with and found answers to in her career as a higher education leader, certified personal and executive coach, speaker, first-generation student, researcher, practitioner, and mother to a college student.

Maricel Herrera is a high-impact thought leader with over 25 years of experience providing and empowering diverse audiences with an arsenal of tangible tools and ideas for their success. Her journey from first generation housing projects in New York City to academia fueled her strong belief in the power of education and relationships to transform lives.

Her work as founding director of an award-winning training center ensured that relationships that meaningfully engage students remain difference makers. Maricel holds a Graduate Degree in Education, Certificates in Advanced Leadership and Coaching, is the author of two books, and has received national recognition for Outstanding Student Advocacy. She is the CEO of Mariselspeaks LLC which provides consulting, training and speaking services nationwide and regularly shares her expertise in podcasting. Marisel is committed to amplifying the experiences of the first generation of diverse students and professionals and is a catalyst to ignite others to live a higher standard and on fire.

Conference cost

The registration fee for the one-day event is $149, which includes conference materials, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Registration fee No Not Including housing and transportation.

The private conference rate for a room at the Embassy Suites is $129 per night (+ taxes and fees) and can be accessed through this link: Embassy Suites 2023 CNM . Conference. Rooms must be booked before December 15, 2022 to qualify for the reduced conference rate.

Conference registration

Conference registration will open on November 21, 2022 and end on December 16, 2022. Registration information will be available on this website and via email.


If you have any questions about the CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning, please feel free to email us at [email protected]

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