Faculty Fellows

2020-2021 Faculty Fellow Position Description

Faculty Fellows (FF) are dedicated faculty members who create meaningful connections with students outside the classroom primarily in campus housing. Each FF dedicates approximately 25 hours during each semester to designing opportunities to interact with campus residents in an informal atmosphere and implementing those efforts. Each FF works with 1-3 resident assistant(s), Resident Director, and Faculty in Residence to become part of the community through one-on-one interaction and group social and educational events that enhance the sense of community and student experience. FFs will be provided training prior to campus opening in August as well as continual support throughout the year. FFs DO NOT live on campus. INTERESTED? If you would like to apply for a Faculty Fellow position, please complete the interest form found here.

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Remuneration:

$1,500 stipend for the academic year ($750 per semester – fall and spring) to be paid in a one-time payment each semester. Appointed term is August 1, 2019 – May 15, 2018; stipend will be prorated if a FF resigns before completing their term.

Expectations of Faculty Fellows

Faculty Fellows (FF) are dedicated faculty members who create meaningful connections with students outside the classroom. Each FF dedicates approximately 25 hours during each semester to designing opportunities to interact with campus residents in an informal atmosphere and implementing those efforts. Each FF works with 2-4 Resident Assistants, Resident Director, and Faculty in Residence to become part of an assigned residential community through one-on-one interaction and group social and educational events that enhance the sense of community and student experience. FFs will be provided training prior to campus opening in August as well as continual support throughout the year. FFs DO NOT live on campus.

Each FF is expected to dedicate approximately 25 hours per semester on the following items:

  • Attend FF training prior to beginning service
  • Attend FF session during August Resident Assistant training
  • Attend Housing Move-in Day and introductory community meeting
  • Attend FF training and 2 check-in meetings with the Associate Director or delegate per semester
  • Participate in FF events such as Dine with Faculty and Outplay Your Professor
  • In conjunction with the residential programming curriculum, participate in collaborative planning and execution of at least 3 activities per semester, and attend 3 additional events per semester in their assigned residential community
  • Communicate in person or by phone/email twice per month with their assigned Resident Assistants and Resident Director to assess community needs and plan activities.
  • Establish meaningful relationships with residents of Housing and Residential Life
  • Be an advocate and resource for residents in support of their academic success and positive collegiate experience
  • Represent NMSU, Department/College, and Housing and Residential Life in a positive manner
  • Share ideas/resources with other Faculty Fellows in person and via the Faculty Fellows Canvas course
  • Document activities and communication by submitting a monthly check-in report using the online form
  • Serve as a mandatory reporter for any concerning student behavior
  • Communicate with Associate Director of Residential Education regularly regarding community progress

Plan to attend (subject to changes or additions):

Date Time Activity
May 20 11:30a – 1:30p FF Training and Residential Life meet & greet
August 10 10:30a – 1:00p Fall Resident Assistant training session and lunch
August 14 & 15 9:00a – 5:00p Move-in Day for first-year residence halls (presence preferred August 14th)
August 16 9:00a – 5:00p Move-in Day for apartments
September 18 11:30a – 1:00p Early fall check-in meeting and lunch
November 20 11:30a – 1:00p Late fall check-in meeting and lunch
January 15 10:30a – 1:00p Spring Resident Assistant training session and lunch
February 26 11:30a – 1:00p Early spring check-in meeting and lunch
April 16 11:30a – 1:00p Late spring check-in meeting and lunch

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Faculty Fellows position, you can view the full job description here or contact Michelle Bernstein at 575-646-5590 or michbern@nmsu.edu. If you would like to apply for a Faculty Fellow position, please complete the interest form found here.

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CONTACT:

Michelle Bernstein
Associate Director of Residential Education
575-646-5590
michbern@nmsu.edu