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PAW (Professional & Academic Workshop) is a consortium of student support organizations who offer workshops and/or speaker series for the benefit and improved success of students. PAW was created through Graduate Studies to reduce redundancy of offerings, improve attendance and relevancy of the workshops offered, and to provide a current calendar to alert participants of upcoming events. Our PAWt-ners work together to assess workshops, provide certificates of completion, and coordinate marketing. 

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. 

Research Ethics Academic Year 2015-2016 Course and Workshop OVERVIEW.  Please see particular sections for details of each series or presentation.  For a 1 hour credit in this course, please register through the usual process using the CRN (as listed below).  1-credit courses require 800 minutes (13 hours) of instruction or activity.  RCR certification requires 8 hours (minimum) of face-to-face (or mixed methods) content discussion. Contact Dr. Gannon (wgannon@unm.edu ) 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


Jan. 28
Feb. 4
Feb. 11
Feb. 25

2-3:40 PM Responsible Condcut of Research (RCR) Ethics Training Dr. William Gannon Logan 125

Feb. 16

2:30 PM Research Methods Dr. William Gannon TBA

March 21-May 14

4:45-6:45 PM

Research Ethics
(Can be used for RCR certification)

Dr. William Gannon and Guest Speakers Castetter 258

April TBA


One-Day RCR Certification

Dr. William Gannon and Guest Speakers TBA


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


Graduate Studies

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) offers a variety of free workshops every 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.

01/26/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Qualitative Analysis Claudia B. Isaac

Zimmerman Library, Room 254

02/02/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Literature Reviews Lori Townsend Zimmerman 254
02/09/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Introduction to Quantitative Analysis and Stata® José R. Bucheli Zimmerman 254
02/16/2016 1:00-2:00 PM EndNote and EndNote X: The Basics Todd Quinn Zimmerman 254
02/23/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Building a Bibliography with Zotero Sarah Kostelecky Zimmerman 254
03/01/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Using Prezi for Presenatation Kevin Comerford Zimmerman 254
03/08/2016 1:00-2:00 PM How to Present at a Conference Erin Watley Zimmerman 254
03/22/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Critical Reading Skills Santhosh Chandrashekar Zimmerman 254
03/29/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Style Manuals and Avoiding Plagiarism Carlyn Pinkins Zimmerman 254
04/05/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Designing a Better Academic Poster  TBA Zimmerman 254
04/19/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Theses & Dissertations 101 Graduate Student Panel Zimmerman 105 (Frank Waters Room)
04/26/2016 1:00-2:00 PM Preparing for Academic and Professional Careers Faculty & Staff Panel Zimmerman 105 (Frank Waters Room)


Carlyn Pinkins
Graduate Resource Center
1057 Mesa Vista Hall
(505) 277-1097


UNM Career Services


02/09/2016 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Career Expo
SUB Ballrooms
04/07/2016 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Student Job and Internship Fair SUB Ballrooms
04/20/2016 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Educators Job Fair SUB Ballrooms
TBA TBA Etiquette Dinner TBA


Matt Yepez MB
UNM Career Services 
University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Room 220
(505) 277-2531 


center for teaching excellence logo

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. It also offers the Graduate Teaching Academy to UNM graduate students, a program designed to improve graduate students' teaching skills and employment prospects, and oversees the CAPS program.

The CTL also offers OILS 583: Graduate Teaching, a one-credit course which introduces new teaching and graduate assistants to teaching at UNM.The course provides a supportive environment for new teachers, knowledge of pedagogical concepts, strategies for teaching UNM undergraduates, tips on establishing credibility in the classroom, help to overcome the language barrier (for international students), and help with developing a teaching philosophy statement.

Registration Information:

OILS 583 001 Friday 1:00 - 3:00 for domestic students.
OILS 583 002 Friday 3:00 - 5:00 for international students.

Click here to learn more

01/11 & 01/12, 2016 9:00 AM-4:00 PM January Course Design Institute Anne Compton, CAPS Associate Director Center for Teaching Excellence (UAEC, Room B20)
02/02/2016 11:00 AM-12:30 PM Teaching Across Cultural Strengths in College Dr. Alicia F. Chávez TBA
02/11/2016 2:00 PM Designing Writing Assessments that Encourage Better Writing and Deeper Engagement with Disciplinary Content TECH 120
02/17/2016 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Graduate Student Success Conference Variety of Presenters
Keynote speaker Dr. Karen Kelsky
SUB, Third Floor


Aeron Haynie
Center for Teaching and Learning
Zimmerman Library, 3rd Floor


Graduate Studies

For Spring 2016 term, the Graduate Studies Office is presenting Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript workshops for graduate students who are interested in information that will help them understand the basic procedure to format their manuscript and meet the final degree requirement to submit electronically a thesis or dissertation to the LoboVault repository. The Graduate Studies Degree Requirement Deadline for Spring 2016 term is April 15, 2016, Friday, 5:00 p.m. for graduate students to graduate for Spring 2016 term. 

Please refer to the NEW Manuscript Tutorial Module 1/Module 2/Module 3. This tool will help you become familiar with the Front Matter formatting and the procedures to submit electronically the thesis/dissertation manuscript to the UNM-LoboVault repository.

For more information refer to Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript Webpage.

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 a one electronic PDF file. Also, instructions for the additional forms will be discussed, which are necessary for the final electronic submission process with the Graduate Studies Office. No registration is necessary. If the workshop is full , walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows.

02/10/2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript Formatting Workshop


Lobo 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.


Spring 2016 Lectures Coming Soon!


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


Check back soon for spring workshops!


Offered through Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), these health and wellness workshops are free of charge and open to UNM students only. Classes are attended by a mixture of undergraduate and graduate students. Registration is required. Please register for workshops by clicking here.

Click here to learn details about the Online Modules/ Materials offered by SHAC Counseling Services.

01/22/2016 11:00 AM-Noon Laughter Yoga: Laughter for No Reason SHAC Counseling Services Women's Resource Center, Mesa Vista Hall 1160
01/29/2016 2:30-4:00 PM Time Management (In Mandarin) SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
02/03/2016 3:00-5:00 PM Tips and Tricks for Academic Success SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
02/12/2016 3:00-5:00 PM Getting Better Sleep SHAC Counseing Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
02/16/2016 Noon-1:00 PM Borderlands: Managing One's College Identity SHAC Counseling Services African American Student Services, Mesa Vista Hall Room 1130
02/24/2016 3:30-5:00 PM Rewiring Your Brain for Positivity SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
02/25/2016 3:30-5:00 PM Assertive Communication SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
03/01/2016 3:30-5:00 PM Coping With Stress, Anxiety, and Depression SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
03/11/2016 Noon-1:00 PM Sleep (Mini Workshop)
Lunch provided!
SHAC Counseling Services Women's Resource Center, Mesa Vista Hall 1160
03/23/2016 3:00-5:00 PM Healthy Relationships SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
03/30/2016 3:00-5:00 PM Tips and Tricks for Academic Success SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
04/01/2016 1:30-3:30 PM Test Anxiety SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
04/06/2016 Noon-1:00 PM Stress Management SHAC Counseling Services African American Student Services, Mesa Vista Hall 1130
04/07/2016 3:00-5:00 PM Anger Management SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
04/13/2016 3:30-5:00 PM Coping With Stress, Anxiety, and Depression SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
04/19/2016 3:30-5:00 PM Coping With Endings SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
04/29/2016 2:30-4:00 PM Dealing With Depression (In Mandarin) SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building
05/04/2016 3:00-5:00 PM Anger Management SHAC Counseling Services Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Building


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.


Jan. 19
Jan. 20
Jan. 22

12:00-3:00 PM Health Insurance Help for International Students GEO staff Lobo Lab Training Center: Student Union Building (SUB), Room 1013
Jan. 29 2:00-5:00 PM Working in the U.S. as an International Student GEO staff Mitchel Hall, Room 202
Feb. 5 12:00-1:30 PM Social Issues in the U.S. GEO staff Ortega Reading Room, Ortega Hall (3rd Floor)
Feb. 8 5:00-6:30 PM Car Buying Seminar GEO staff Baptist Student Union, 401 University Boulevard NE, Albuquerque
Feb. 12 12:00-1:00 PM ABQ Life GEO staff Ortega Reading Room, Ortega Hall (3rd Floor)
Feb. 19 12:00-1:30 PM Staying Sane! GEO staff Ortega Reading Room, Ortega Hall (3rd Floor)
Feb. 25 3:00-5:00 PM Internships and Job Shadowing GEO staff Bobo Room, Hodgin Hall (3rd Floor)

Mar. 2
Mar. 3

2:00-4:00 PM Tax Info Session for International Students GEO staff TBA
Mar. 10
Mar. 11
Mar. 24
Mar. 25
Mar. 21
Apr. 1
Apr. 7
Apr. 8
1:00-4:00 PM Tax Advising Tax volunteers TBA
Apr. 15 2:00-5:00 PM Work Visas and Permanent Residency Local immigration attorney Mitchel Hall, Room 102


Eduardo Nunez
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. Individual consultations are also available by appointment. 

The schedule below 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).

02/11/2016 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Regulations Workshop 1805 Sigma Chi NE, lower level (back entrance)
02/18/2016 10:00 AM-12:00 PM IRB Help: Walk-in Hours at the GPSA Office GPSA Office, 
02/18/2016 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Elements Workshop 1805 Sigma Chi NE, lower level (back entrance)
02/25/2016 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Protocol & Consent Form Workshop
03/03/2016 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Net Workshop
More IRB workshops throughout the semester- check back for dates or visit the Office of the IRB website


Brooke Cholka
UNM Office of the IRB
1805 Sigma Chi Rd. NE
(505) 277-0685


The following are lectures offered by different academic departments and organizations on campus. Some, but not all, are targeted to graduate students. For a list of lectures from the Feminist Research Institute, please click on and explore their tab above. 

To get your department/organization's lecture(s) on this schedule, please email the details to Christine Shell at shellc@unm.edu

Check back soon for Spring 2016 lectures!


                   Graduate Studies

The Office of Research Compliance at the University of New Mexico provides independent oversight of UNM's research compliance programs, activities and processes. The Associate Vice President for Research Compliance , who reports to the Vice President for Research is responsible for coordinating and monitoring these programs to assure that UNM is compliant with federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as University and UNM policies. The Office is committed to adhering to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and responsibility.

TO REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS: Log onto UNM Learning Central and search for "INDSEC" for Industrial Security workshops or "EXCTL" for Export Control workshops. Select the workshop you wish to attend and click "Register Now." If you cannot access Learning Central to register, please contact Vanessa Tan (vtan@unm.edu). For questions about Industrial Security workshops, please contact Deb Kuidis at dkuidis@unm.edu or 505-277-2058. For questions about Export Control workshops, please contact Adelicia Gunn at export@unm.edu

02/17/2016 12:00-1:00 PM Industrial Security: Workplace Violence and Active Shooter (EOD 350)

Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE

03/16/2016 12:00-1:00 PM Industrial Security: Cyber and Social Networking Security (INDSEC 101) Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
04/20/2016 12:00-1:00 PM Industrial Security: International Travel Security (EOD 380) Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
05/18/2016 12:00-1:00 PM Industrial Security: Identity Theft Protection (INDSEC 100) Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
12:00-1:00 PM Export Controls: Export Controls at UNM (EXCTL 101) Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
12:00-1:00 PM Export Controls: Conducting International Research (EXCTL 100) Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
12:00-1:00 PM Export Controls: Export Control Scenarios (EXCTL 200) Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE


Vanessa Tan
Office of Research Compliance
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
(505) 277-1097


Graduate Studies


Check back soon for Spring 2016 workshops!


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. 


11:00 AM-12:00 PM
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Peer Mentorship Orientation Student Union Building, Acoma A & B
02/11/2016 6:00-7:00 PM Peer Mentorship Orientation SUB, Luminaria Room
02/24/2016 12:00-1:00 PM Borderlands: Managing Your College Identity SUB, Isleta Room
03/09/2016 4:00-5:00 PM Time Management for Students Workshop SUB, Luminaria Room
03/30/2016 12:00-1:00 PM Anti-Racism Workshop SUB, Lobo A & B
04/08/2016 5:00-6:00 PM Graduate Student Workshop SUB, Lobo A & B
04/26/2016 12:00-2:00 PM Faculty of Color Awards Ceremony SUB Ballroom C
05/06/2016 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