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Navigate the menu below to discover the wide variety of workshops available to you, ranging from teaching to research to funding and more! Many of these workshops are developed for graduate students; however, they would also be informative and useful for undergraduate students, staff, and faculty.


academic integrity and research compliance

Conducting research with integrity is a matter of excellence. As researchers, writers, scholars, students, producers of creative works, teachers and members of the University of New Mexico community, we are all expected to follow guidelines, policies, and procedures that represent UNM values with regard to responsible conduct of research, professional ethics, and academic integrity.

AIRE provides you with tools and resources to improve your awareness of responsibilities for learning and adhering to university expectations regarding academic integrity, responsible conduct of research, and other scholarly activities.

The Responsible Conduct of Research (or RCR) workshop series, offered by AIRE, is a course of study intended for the researcher to explore research ethics and the impacts it has on science. Federal funding agencies have provided new regulations mandating RCR certification of those who are funded by federal dollars. At UNM we believe the mandate is not as important as it is to participate in RCR training and to discuss real-life issues and dilemmas that we face during our careers.All sessions for this workshop series are on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:50 PM in Castetter (Biology) Room 258.  Participants who attend five of the six sessions may be eligible to receive a certificate of completion for RCR training from the AIRE office. Certificates are valid for four years. Additionally, students can receive a 1 hour credit in this course; to do so, please register for either Research Ethics – Biol 402 sec 047 CRN 50077 (for undergraduates) or Biol 502 sec 047 CRN 50809 (for graduate students).  A Dropbox will be set up for this course containing materials, reading, and other resources.  Contact Dr. Gannon for further information.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about academic integrity or research ethics. Thank you for your commitment not just to doing research, but to doing research well. Workshop evaluation

4-5:50 PM
RCR 1-2.  
Part 1: Introduction to Responsible & Ethical Conduct in Research – NSF, NIH training requirements
Part 2: Whistle-blowing & Mentoring – How mentoring and RCR issues arise in laboratory and scholarly research settings, and options for managing them
William Gannon Castetter 258
4-5:50 PM
RCR 3-4.  
Part 1: Mentoring Workshop & Conflicts of Interest;
Part 2: Use of Animals in Research - Ethical Issues, Implications, Requirements
Part 3: Use of Human Subjects in Research - Ethical Issues, Implications, Requirements
William Gannon Castetter 258
4-5:50 PM
RCR 5-6:  
Do CITI Training module OR AALAS modules (SEE BELOW NOTE for links )  
William Gannon No class meeting - work on OWN
4-5:50 PM

RCR 7-8.
Part 1: Research Data Management - Guidance about how to maintain and secure data
Part 2: Data Reproducibility – hands on workshop; The LAB

William Gannon &
Kevin Comerford
Castetter 258
4-5:50 PM
Part 1: Authorship Ethics – Exploring Journal Ethics, First Author Guidelines – with an assignment
Part 2: Frankenstein and the IRB - Discussion
William Gannon &
other TBD speaker
Castetter 258
4-5:50 PM
RCR 10.  
The Scientist and Social Responsibility;Presentations
William Gannon Castetter 258

Important Notes:

1. ANIMAL PEOPLE: Just login to the AALAS Learning Library https://www.aalaslearninglibrary.org/ and create your own profile then join the UNM group. A tutorial is available for this with the presenter incase if the participants need it.
2. HUMAN PEOPLE: https://www.citiprogram.org/ is the login. Create an account and then join the UNM MAIN campus behavioral, education group (not medical or HSC). Do the Students conducting no more than minimal risk research or Research with data or laboratory specimens- ONLY: No direct contact with human subjects module.


William Gannon
Academic Integrity & Research Ethics 
Room B69, University Advisement & Enrichment Center Building
(505) 277-3488 


Graduate Studies

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is offering a variety of free workshops this semester. Each workshop, presented by either UNM faculty or graduate students, addresses a topic area that is essential to building graduate student academic and professional skills.

All workshops will be held in Zimmerman Computer Lab 254, unless indicated with an *

01/27/15 1-2 PM Building a Bibliography with Endnote Basic - video Todd Quinn
02/03/15 1-2 PM Literature Reviews - video  Lori Townsend
02/10/15 1-2 PM Building a Bibliography with Zotero - video Paulita Aguilar
02/17/15 1-2 PM Critical Reading Skills - video  Santhosh Chandrashekar
02/24/15 1-2 PM Communications Skills William Dunn
03/03/15 1-2 PM Thesis/Dissertation 101: Getting Started - video Panel of Recent Grads
03/17/15 1-2 PM Using Prezi for Presentations Kevin Comerford
03/24/15 1-2 PM Designing an Effective Academic Poster Talal Saint-Lôt
03/31/15 1-2 PM How to Present at a Conference Erin Watley
04/07/15 1-2 PM Quantitative Analysis - video José Bucheli
04/14/15 1-2 PM *Qualitative Analysis - video Claudia Isaac
04/22/15 1-2 PM Preparing for Academic & Professional Careers Faculty Panel


Anne Burtnett
Graduate Resource Center
1057 Mesa Vista Hall
(505) 277-1097


UNM Career Services


2/4/2015 12:00-1:00 PM CV & Resume Success Marty Apodaca  Zimmerman 254 
2/18/2015 2:00-3:30 PM Professionalism Marty Apodaca Lobo A
3/18/2015 12:00-1:00 PM Academic Job Search Marty Apodaca Zimmerman 254
4/1/2015 12:00-1:00 PM CV & Resume Success Marty Apodaca Zimmerman 254
4/15/2015 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Student Job and Internship Fair Multiple SUB Ballrooms
4/20/2015 4:00-5:00 PM How to Work a Career Fair COE, Travelstead 125
4/21/2015 4:00-5:00 PM Resume Workshop COE, Travelstead 125
4/21/2015 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Resume Rescue Career Services
4/22/2015 12:00-5:00 PM Educators' Career Fair SUB Ballrooms


Caitlin Henke
UNM Career Services 
University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Room 220
(505) 277-2531 


Teaching Assistant Resource Centercenter for teaching excellence logo

The Teaching Assistant Resource Center (TARC) was developed during the 1982-83 calendar year to provide resources and training to graduate students at UNM for their instructional appointments and responsibilities.

TARC is a program that provides a variety of resources and training to Teaching Assistants (TAs):

  • TARC offers a one-credit graduate course, Informatics 583, as an introduction to post-secondary classroom teaching. A separate section is designed for international teaching assistants.
  • A special non-credit workshop series is offered during each semester. These workshops address issues particular to the TA community.
  • TARC staff members participate in the selection process for the Susan Deese-Roberts Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award each year.
  • Staff may be contacted for individual consultations regarding teaching responsibilities and methods.

The Center for Teaching Excellence serves as a general resource center for all UNM instructors including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, adjunct faculty, faculty on branch campuses, teaching assistants, clinician educators, and all others who have an instructional role in the classroom.

All workshops will be held in Room B21 in the basement of the University Advisement and Enrichment Center. Please visit oset.eventbrite.com to register for these workshops unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2015 Wednesdays 4:00 – 6:30 PM EDPY 572 - Classroom Assessment
10:00 AM-4:00 PM Course Design Institute
02/19/2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM UNM's Success in the Classroom Conference: "Teaching Across Differences"
03/06/2015 11:00 AM Plagiarism Workshop
04/08/2015 10:00 AM Diversity Workshop


Aeron Haynie
Teaching Assistant Resource Center
B21 Basement of the University Advisement & Enrichment Center Building
(505) 277-2711


Graduate Studies

This workshop will prepare the graduate student to format a thesis or dissertation manuscript by understanding the elements of the Front Matter and incorporating the body of the research into an electronic PDF file. Also covered will be instructions for the additional forms and fees which are necessary for the final electronic submission process with Graduate Studies.

Please note: Pre-registered students are guaranteed a slot. If the workshop is full , walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows. The workshops are set up in round table style and can accommodate 55 people. Presented by: Doug Weintraub, Graduate Programs Coordinator, Graduate Studies.

We strongly suggest that all students review our Manuscript Tutorials prior to attending the workshop.

Please use the registration form only when workshop dates are listed. Registration is NOT required; the form is used for information only. 

2/2/2015 10:00 AM-Noon Manuscript Workshops
Online Tutorial
Student Union, Third Floor, Lobo A&B
2/17/2015 10:00 AM-Noon Student Union, Third Floor, Lobo A&B
3/18/2015 10:00 AM-Noon Student Union, Third Floor, Santa Ana A&B
3/23/2015 10:00 AM-Noon Student Union, Thrid Floor, Santa Ana A&B


Doug Weintraub 
Graduate Studies 
Humanities building, Suite 107 
(505) 277-1578



Graduate Studies

The Feminist Research Institute is dedicated to the production of scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality, and to the creation of intellectual community among feminist scholars at UNM. UNM has a large number of feminist faculty and graduate students, and the Institute offers an opportunity to meet and work with others both within and across disciplines.


02/19/15 12:30-1:30 PM SUB Ballroom C Film Screening: Rebel, directed by Maria Agui Carter Maria Aguia Carter
02/26/15 12:30-1:30 PM SUB Cherry/Silver Lecture: Patronage, Poetic Identity, and Domestic Tensions: Jane Wiseman and Mary Leapor, 1717-1746 Kelly Hunnings
03/05/15 12:30-1:30 PM SUB Luminaria Lecture: Transnational Anti-Racism: Afro-Germans and the Cross-Cultural Institute Dr. Tiffany Florvil, Dept of History
03/18/15 12:00-1:00 PM SUB Cherry/Silver Lecture: "Not Your Mother's PTA": Uncovering the Work of the National Parent Teacher Association Jennifer McPherson
03/26/15 12:30-1:30 PM SUB Cherry/Silver Lecture: Female Desire, Lesbians, and Productive Sexuality in Cold War Chile Carson Morris
04/01/15 12:00-1:00 PM SUB Cherry/Silver Lecture: Constituency, Identity, and Surrogate Substantive Representation: Minority Women in U.S. State Legislatures Julia Hellwage
04/08/15 12:00-1:00 PM SUB Cherry/Silver Lecture: Sexual Ideology in the Classroom: A Critical Examination of Sexuality Counseling Pedagogy Megan Speciale


Justin Larsen
Feminist Research Institute
Humanities 464
(505) 277-1198 



graduate and professional student association

The Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) is the recognized graduate and professional student government at the University of New Mexico. Our goal is to enhance the academic and intellectual environment for the graduate and professional students at the University of New Mexico and to promote the rights, interests and professional development of graduate and professional students within the university community, through advocacy, education, and financial support.

02/04/2015 10:00-11:00 AM Grant Funding James Foty SUB Alumni
02/04/2015 3:00-4:00 PM Grant Funding James Foty SUB Alumni
02/10/2015 10:00-11:00 AM Grant Funding James Foty SUB Alumni
02/12/2015 2:00-3:00 PM Grant Funding James Foty SUB Alumni


Valentine Fisher
Graduate & Professional Student Association
1021 Student Union Building
(505) 277-3803


Offered through Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), these health and wellness workshops are free of charge to UNM students only. Please register for workshops by clicking here.

02/09/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Happiness 101: The Art & Science of Well-Being SHAC Building
02/11/2015 12:00-1:00 PM Dealing With Identity Mesa Vista 1130 (African American Student Services)
02/12/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Healthy Relationships SHAC
02/20/2015 1:30-3:30 PM Test Anxiety SHAC
02/25/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Assertive Communication SHAC
02/27/2015 10:00 AM-Noon Lobo Food Pantry (free groceries with student ID while supplies last) UNM South Parking Lot
03/05/2015 4:30-6:00 PM Tips & Tricks for Academic Success SHAC
03/18/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Rewiring Your Brain: Changing Habits of Thought, Behavior, & Emotion SHAC
03/24/2015 4:00-5:00 PM Laughter Yoga: Laughter for No Reason SHAC
03/25/2015 Noon-1:00 PM Happiness 101: The Art & Science fo Well-Being (Lunch Provided) Mesa Vista 1148 (El Centro)
03/26/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Stress Management Workshop for Engineering Students (In Mandarin) SHAC
04/01/2015 Noon-1:00 PM Tips and Tricks: Dealing with Borderlands (Lunch Provided) Mesa Vista 1148 (El Centro)
04/07/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Recognizing Depression: Causes, Treatment, & Prevention SHAC
04/09/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Happiness 101: The Art & Science of Well-Being SHAC
04/15/2015 Noon-1:00 PM Stress Management Mesa Vista 1130 (African American Student Services)
04/22/2015 11:00 AM-Noon Laughter Yoga: Laughter for No Reason (Lunch Provided) Mesa Vista 1148 (El Centro)
04/22/2015 3:00-5:00 PM Anger Management SHAC
04/28/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Coping With Endings SHAC


Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)


Global Education Office

The Global Education Office (GEO) provides services to international students and scholars coming to UNM, coordinates opportunities for UNM students to study overseas and offers intensive English language programs to students interested in studying in the U.S.

As an advocate for international programs on campus, GEO helps to prepare UNM faculty, administrators, and students to understand and work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing global community.

01/30/2015 2:00-4:00 PM Working in the US as an International Student TBA TBA
02/06/2015 12:00-1:30 PM World-Famous New Mexico TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
02/09/2015 5:30-7:00 PM Car Buying Seminar TBA Baptist Student Union
02/13/2015 12:00-1:30 PM Street Smarts TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
02/20/2015 12:00-1:30 PM Body Language TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
03/05/2015 5:00-7:00 PM Tax Information Session for International Scholars TBA TBA
03/06/2015 2:00-4:00 PM Tax Information Session for International Students TBA TBA
1:00-4:00 PM FREE Tax Advising for International
Students and Scholars
Tax Volunteers TBA
04/01/2015 2:00-3:30 PM How to Work the UNM System: Ethics in Academia Dr. William Gannon SUB Santa Ana A&B
04/17/2015 2:00-5:00 PM Work Visas and Permanent Residency Session Christina Rosado, Attorney at Law
Daniel Caudillo, Attorney at Law
04/24/2015 2:00-4:00 PM Career Development: Internships and Shadowing TBA Bobo Room (Hodgin Hall)


Pavlina Peskova
Global Education Office
2120 Mesa Vista Hall
(505) 277-0050


IRB Human Subjects Research

The UNM Office of the Institutional Review Board (OIRB) provides weekly workshops to help UNM researchers understand and navigate the UNM IRB. Topics to be covered in these workshops rotate to accommodate researchers’ schedules.

Schedule is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date information as well as how to register for a workshop, please visit the OIRB website. NOTE: Pre-requisite for these workshops is successful completion of the CITI Human Subjects Research Course (Social Behavioral or Biomedical – this depends on the nature of your research).

02/26/2015 9:00-10:00 AM

IRB Regulations: Applying the Regulations and Belmont Report to Research

OIRB Staff

03/04/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Protocol & Consent: Developing an IRB Protocol and Consent
03/12/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRBNet: Submitting Your Application Online Using IRBNet
03/18/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Regulations: Applying the Regulations and Belmont Report to Research
03/26/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Elements: Navigating the IRB Process at UNM
04/01/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRBNet: Submitting Your Application Online Using IRBNet
04/09/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Regulations: Applying the Regulations and Belmont Report to Research
04/15/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Elements: Navigating the IRB Process at UNM
04/23/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Protocol & Consent: Developing an IRB Protocol and Consent
05/06/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Regulations: Applying the Regulations and Belmont Report to Research
05/14/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Elements: Navigating the IRB Process at UNM
05/20/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Protocol & Consent: Developing an IRB Protocol and Consent
05/28/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRBNet: Submitting Your Application Online Using IRBNet


Kathleen Schmidt
UNM Office of the IRB
1805 Sigma Chi Rd. NE
(505) 277-2644 


Achievement, Exploration Opportunities & Networking

Achievement, Exploration Opportunities & Networking for STEM students is a collaborative effort across many interdisciplinary programs at the University of New Mexico. The focus of AEON is to strengthen skills, build connections, and provide resources for the success of STEM students, regardless of their specific field of study. We attain these goals by offering various workshops throughout the semester, open to all UNM students. 

Students for STEM Success (S3) is a student-centered, STEM Gateway initiative that is focused on strengthening skills and building connections that enhance the overall experience for STEM students at the University of New Mexico.

Together, the mission of AEON and S3 is to help STEM students make connections to others with similar interests, with their chosen department earlier in their degree pathway and to programs, support services, and workshops that will improve the mastery of their own learning skills and facilitate STEM degree attainment. By establishing a cooperative student network beginning as soon as students arrive on campus we can build a truly integrative STEM community that facilitates STEM degree attainment for the diverse student body of the University of New Mexico. We also provide a diversity of workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students at UNM. 

Upcoming events can be found on the AEON Page of the STEM Gateway program, the S3 Google calendar (which can be directly added to your mobile device using this server address: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/s3atunm%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics) or, you can receive email reminders by signing up to the S3 listserv by sending an email to s3atunm@gmail.com with the subject “subscribe”. 

Lunch will be provided at all the workshops listed below!

1/21/2015 12-1:00 PM UAEC 220 Summer Opportunities in STEM:
Jobs & Internships
Career Services
Career Services & More
1/22/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 Summer Opportunities for Undergraduates:
Get Paid to Do Research!
McNair/ROP Honors College & McNair/ROP
1/27/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 STEM Abroad Opportunities STEM Gateway Office of Global Studies
2/4/2015 12-1:00 PM UAEC 220 10 Things That Kill Your Chances
of Getting to the Interview Phase
Career Services Career Services
2/10/2015 11:30 AM-1:30 PM STAMM 1044 Practice Interviewing with STEM Faculty and Industry Representatives AEON Collaborative,
2/19/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 World of Pandemics: Historical and Geographical STEM Gateway Jon Dunnum & Joe Cook with the MSB
2/23/2015 12–1:00 pm STAMM 1044 STEM Career Pathways STEM Gateway EPSCoR
3/4/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 Pop-Science: What to Believe  STEM Gateway Yadeeh Sawyer
3/17/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 Becoming a Compelling Communicator STEM Gateway Bill Dunn
3/23/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 Zombies, Superheroes, and What We Should
Really Worry About
GRC Bill Gannon
3/31/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 Epic STEM Summer Programs (summer career exploration and
undergraduate research opportunities)
4/10/2015 12-1:00 PM EDUC 212 Science of Cognition and Learning: How Does the Human Mind
Process New Information?
4/13/2015 12-1:00 PM STAMM 1044 Emerging Technologies Fair STCC
4/29/2015 12-1:00 PM Casas del Rio Courtyard (Between Pecos and Gila) STEM Mixer and Celebration AEON Collaborative

*Lunch provided.


Yadéeh E. Sawyer 
STEM Gateway program specialist 
Mesa Vista Hall, 3rd Floor, CEOP #255CU7 
(505) 277-2257


project for new mexico graduates of color

The Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC) is a student based organization that is working to build community among historically underrepresented students at the University of New Mexico. PNMGC was founded during the 2002-03 academic year by a group of UNM graduate students of color who recognized the need for an organization that could provide them with various forms of academic, cultural, and leadership support. Currently, PNMGC works with both undergraduate and graduate students to help them succeed and grow while at UNM. Their programming includes undergraduate outreach initiatives, leadership workshops and retreats, monthly social gatherings, academic research presentation opportunities

January 21, 8:30-10:30 AM Bienvenida/Welcome Back SUB Lobo A&B
January 28, 12:00-2:00 PM Mentoring Meet & Greet SUB Acoma A&B
February 11, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Peer Mentoring Orientation SUB Lobo A
February 19, 12:00-2:00 PM Critical Issues Roundtable SUB Luminaria
March 19, 12:00-2:00 PM New Visions Research Colloquium Off Campus
April 9, 5:30-8:30 PM 9th Annual Faculty of Color Awards SUB Ballroom C
April 28-May 1, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Study Marathon SUB Acoma A&B
May 1, 12:00-2:00 PM End of Semester Celebration SUB Lobo A&B


Stephanie Sanchez
Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color
Lobo Lair Room 1046
(505) 277-7397