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NMSU Hotline — January 3, 2017

Aggie Cupboard food pantry receives more than $9,000 to help NMSU, DACC students


An important resource in the fight against food insecurity at New Mexico State University got a much-needed surge of support as a result of the university?s recent GivingTuesday event and its new crowdfunding platform.

Aggie Cupboard is a food pantry that provides bags of nutritious, non-perishable food items to students and employees at NMSU and Dona Ana Community College. It received more than $9,000 as a result of the global day of giving, which NMSU took part in for the second time on Nov. 29, along with matching pledges from NMSU administrators.

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Campus Announcements

Required training for human subjects research

The NMSU Institutional Review Board would like to remind researchers of the deadline to complete their Human Subjects training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. In 2014, the IRB determined that the human subjects training offered by the CITI Program better met the needs of our researchers. In order to allow ample time for those researchers who held National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Subjects training certificates to take the CITI Human Subjects training course, the IRB members voted to implement a transitionary period, wherein both NIH and CITI Human Subjects training certificates would be accepted. The end of that grace period was Dec. 31, 2016. Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the CITI Human Subjects training course will be required for all NMSU students, staff and faculty conducting research with human subjects. All applications approved before the deadline will not be affected. For those submitting any new application, continuation or modification on or after Jan. 1, 2017, please be sure you have completed the CITI Human Subjects training course.

Instructions on how to register and enroll in the CITI program training are on our website at http://compliance.research.nmsu.edu/IRBtraining. If you have any questions, please email the Office of Research Compliance at ovpr@nmsu.edu.

Suspension of chemical waste pickups for disposal

Suspension of chemical pickups for disposal will start Thursday, Jan. 12, due to our quarterly shipment of hazardous waste. Chemical pickups will resume on Monday, Feb. 6, after the scheduled shipment.

In the interim, please follow the ?NMSU Waste Accumulation Point Checklist? procedures. A copy of these procedures can be found at http://safety.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/72/2015/10/Waste-Accumulation-Checklist.docx.

Please call Environmental Health & Safety at 575-646-3327 to schedule free pickups before or after these dates.

Syllabi Resources now available

With the spring 2017 semester just a few weeks away, a new tool is available to faculty for building course syllabi.

The Syllabi Resources page provides required syllabi language and allows faculty to generate syllabi with just a few simple steps. Visit http://provost.nmsu.edu/syllabus-resources/ and select the ?Start my Syllabus? button to access the tool.

The website can be used in three ways:
1. To obtain current information and standard language for required syllabi content about academic misconduct and ADA.
2. To obtain standard language on course-specific content (General Education & Viewing a Wider World).
3. To create a customized syllabus that includes the information above.

The site also includes detailed information about syllabi content, and links to additional syllabi resources.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop to be held Jan. 27

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Milton Hall, Room 81 and lunch is provided. The Applying the QM Rubric workshop is Quality Matter's flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review. This workshop is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a certified QM Peer Reviewer. Register for this event through the Teaching Academy website at https://teaching.nmsu.edu/events/.

Trouble registering? Please call the Teaching Academy at 575-646-2204.

NMSU to host navigating taxes for small farms workshop in Los Lunas Jan. 19

LOS LUNAS ? April 15 is just around the corner. It?s time to gather documents to prepare for filing income taxes. For small acreage farmers, the task includes knowing the tax laws to help them reduce their tax burden.

New Mexico State University?s Cooperative Extension Service in Valencia County is responding to a cry for help from small acreage farmers by hosting a workshop titled Navigating Taxes for Small Farms from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Valencia County CES office, 404 Courthouse Road in Los Lunas.


NMSU Career Services hosts 12th annual Career Connections

New Mexico State University students, alumni and the general public will have a chance to connect with more than 75 potential employers early next year.

NMSU?s Career Services will host the 12th annual Career Connections Fair Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, and co-sponsor the event with the College of Engineering Feb. 1.