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Center for Faculty Development &  Advancement

The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement at the University of Colorado Denver supports faculty in their path toward career advancement, professional development, and dossier support. We provide opportunities for ongoing, intentional renewal of teaching practice and support faculty as they work to build successful academic careers. Explore our website, check our program descriptions, schedules, and join us for one of the events or activities we have planned for this academic year.  
Our upcoming events are below, we would love to see you there! 

NEW Resource for Writing and Research Productivity!
The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Graduate School are pleased to announce our partnership in obtaining an Institutional Membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  Supercharge your writing and research by utilizing NCFDD resources that guide you through strategic planning and developing skills and strategies that help you to publish more research and win more grants.  NCFDD programs also provide insights into managing productive professional relationships and working to achieve a work-life balance.

Learn more about NCFDD and register to participate in programs today!​​​​​​​​​​​​




 Overcoming Perfectionism: Webinar Watch Party - Feb.13th

Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong? Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings? 

 If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to exacerbate your perfectionist tendencies, as opposed to minimize them. In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about: 

- The causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism. 
- The features of academic life that intensify perfectionism. 
- Strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitating, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly

Facilitated by Mia Fischer, Communication
Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM​


 Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum - Feb. 28th

On February 28th, 2020 the third annual Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum will convene in the Tivoli Turnhalle. We will continue with the 2019 event format. Our keynote will be given by Saundra McGuire, Emerita Professor of Chemical Education at LSU and a nationally recognized expert in metacognition and we will again have presentations by a “local expert” from each institution, and Q&A sessions with both the presenters and a student panel.​ 

Dr. Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She is best known for her work in science education. Her interests focus on improving student learning by involving faculty in metacognitive learning strategies.​​ 

February 28th 
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Tivoli Turnhalle. 

For updates and details, search online for “MSU Denver TIFF”

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 Strategies for Maximizing Research Productivity: Lunch & Learn - March 11th

Maximize your research productivity, time management, priority This interactive presentation will provide numerous strategies for maximizing research productivity. These strategies include time management, prioritization, organization, improving research collaborations, and general recommendations pertaining to efficiency. 

These strategies will be beneficial regardless of the field! While this presentation is geared towards early career scholars, there will be strategies provided that can benefit researchers in all stages of their careers. Ample time will be spent in discussion. Learn strategies to implement into your professional career and discover what works best for you.

Wednesday, March 11th 2020
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Lawrence Street Center Suite 1300
-Lunch Provided-

Bryn Harris, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development

 Mindfulness, Meta-cognition and Critical Thinking: Skills for Academic Success - Lunch & Learn: April 14th

The development of critical thinking skills is essential for success in college. However, two skills form the necessary foundation for this ability: Mindfulness and Metacognition. Explore these concepts experientially and take away information that can be incorporated into any class to help build these skills. Join this Lunch & Learn now, before it fills up!

Facilitated by Bethann Bierer, Instructor, Psychology​

 Career Symposium - Aril 3rd, 2020

Are you ready to have these career/student conversations?  More and more, our students are turning to their mentors to ask questions such as “What can I do with this major? Who within this field can you connect me with? Will it be useful to me? What should I major in?”  

Let us help. The Career Center is partnering with the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) to provide a Career Symposium on Friday, April 3rd including a CEI Training on Career Conversations. This provides high-quality foundational professional development and training to those who are positioned to have career conversations with students.  

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 Books@Work: Truth Worth Telling - April 15

Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times is a book about journalism and reporting by 60 Minutes/CBS reporter Scott Pelley. Pelley’s narratives are a blend of investigative reporting, color commentary, and personal reminiscence that make a convincing case for why journalism still matters. The book is a passionate defense of the role of journalism in maintaining democracy. 

Wednesday, April 15 1:00 - 3:00 pm Lawrence Street Center, Suite 320 (CFD Conference Room) 

 Facilitator: Teague Bohlen, Associate Professor, English​​​




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NEW Resource for Writing and Research Productivity! Learn more about NCFDD and register to participate in programs today!​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Career Symposium for faculty and staff, led by the Colorado Education Initiative! Career Symposium.jpg

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1380 Lawrence Street
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