NCNM Faculty – Your Time is Now!

There has never been a better time to be a part of NCNM’s teaching faculty. NCNM has dedicated more resources than ever before toward supporting faculty in teaching excellence and advancing on the academic career path.

Meet the NCNM Center for Teaching and Learning: a hub for faculty to find inspiration, information and resources to excel at teaching and advance your teaching career.

The Center for Teaching and Learning will help you:

  • Find new meaning and inspiration in your teaching career
  • Reduce time spent preparing for classes
  • Design class activities that engage and inspire your students
  • Develop effective assessments
  • Improve your chances for promotion
  • Support your quest to publish or speak publicly about your work
  • Have a lasting and meaningful impact on your students

Get Started Today – Faculty Seminars, Teaching Certificate Programs, Mentor Videos and Personalized Support

NCNM’s on-campus Faculty Seminar Series and Educator Certificate Programs are entirely devoted to supporting faculty in developing their classroom and clinical teaching skills, from helping students develop critical thinking skills to designing active learning strategies in the classroom. The Faculty Seminar Series and Teaching Certificate Programs are entirely free and available to all NCNM Faculty.

As a faculty member at NCNM, we know you have a full and busy schedule. 20-minute Online Mentor Videos available on demand from anywhere in the world, including the comfort of your own home. Mentor Videos are published by the Faculty Focus organization which is dedicated to training faculty in best practices and current trends in higher education. Mentor Videos have been curated specifically for NCNM faculty, based on faculty interest and requests.

Receive personalized support and attention to work through any questions you might have about curriculum design, developing classroom activities, assessment, and any other teaching challenges you might encounter. Denise, Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development, is happy to meet with you to discuss your teaching.

Faculty Spotlight

Michael McMahon,

Blending Ancient and Modern: Flipped Classrooms in the School of Classical Chinese Medicine

How am I planning to use a flipped classroom? My goal is to “unpack” the learning experience. What I intend, is open up more space in class for practicing the skills that translate to being a good acupuncturist as opposed to spending time talking about the skills. I plan to video my lectures and have the students watch them in advance of class. In class we can focus on the hands-on exercises that are the most valuable use of our time together.

Michael McMahon has been practicing therapeutic bodywork since 2000 and he graduated with a Master’s in Acupuncture from NCNM in 2011. Michael maintains both his LMT and LAc licenses in the state of Oregon. Michael is in private practice full time in Portland, OR and an adjunct faculty member in the Classical Chinese Medicine program at NCNM. Michael’s current course responsibilities are as instructor of the Palpation and Perception series of classes.