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Center for Faculty Development

Improve Your Practice. Develop Your Career.

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Upcoming Events and News​

New Faculty Orientation

The Center for Faculty Development will welcome new faculty to campus on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  NFO is packed with critical information, resources, and support for new faculty at the University of Colorado Denver.  This two-day event is for both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty.  Incoming faculty will meet colleagues and learn about faculty resources, university support for teaching and research, our students, the tenure and promotion process, non-tenure track support, faculty governance, and more. Check out our NFO Agenda 2016.pdf

Learn to use web annotation in your classroom

The education team and the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development are teaming up to host a Summer Teacher Institute to introduce educators to the pedagogy of open web annotation.

Marginal note-taking in books is an age-old learning practice that needs little pedagogical justification. Digital annotation of online text updates this traditional literacy skill by making it social and multimodal. While many teachers are already using collaborative annotation tools in their classrooms, we hope that this institute will expand that community and further the conversation about why and how this emergent technology can be leveraged for a range of learning goals.  We invite high school and university educators from all fields to join us for a day-long workshop on using collaborative annotation in the classroom. Practicing educators will share their experiments with web annotation technology, and participants will gain hands-on experience with the free annotation tool and leave with concrete ideas for implementation in their own courses.

Breakfast and lunch provided. Happy hour to follow. More information and the link for registration can be found here:

Something Queer

Please join us for our annual gathering of LGBTQ faculty and Allies to kick off the new school year!

Thursday August 18, 2016 

1380 Lawrence Street, 2nd floor Terrace Room, 4:00-7:00pm

Light refreshments will be provided by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 CU Denver Faculty Assembly Disabilities Committee (DisC)

Check the new web site created by the CU Denver Faculty Assembly Disabilities Committee (DisC). The site has excellent resources on Inclusive Pedagogy, Universal Design, Campus Resources and more.

 Colorado Learning and Teaching With Technology Conference CFP

The 2016 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference call for proposals is open!  COLTT 2016 is an all-day event Aug. 3 and 4 at CU-Boulder in the Wolf Law Building and adjacent Idea Forge. This year, the program committee introduces new session types and varying session lengths to ensure COLTT remains relevant and rich. The 2016 session themes include alternative credentials, innovative presentation design, teaching and learning analytics and much more.

 AAC&U Teaching Stem Conference CFP

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to join with colleagues to share and examine evidence-based models, practices, and strategies to provide high-quality undergraduate STEM teaching and learning and increase the number of students majoring, completing baccalaureate degrees, and pursuing careers in STEM fields. This year’s conference will deepen our understanding of “what works” in STEM higher education reform and provide attendees with the opportunity to rethink curricular designs and teaching approaches in ways that will maximize learning.

For more information Click Here.

The conference will be held November 3-5 in Boston.​

High-Impact Practices (HIP) Learning Communities Rock!

As the semester gets rolling, over 65 faculty, staff, and students across our campus will be working to integrate High Impact Practices into courses and programs across the campus.  Faculty, staff, and students from Anthropology to Art History and Business to Philosophy will be meeting regularly as Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to learn about and discuss specific High Impact Practices including: Writing-Intensive Course, Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, Capstone Courses & Projects, Service Learning, and Diversity & Global Learning. Their ultimate goal is to build an understanding of these effective educational practices and build them into their own courses and curriculum.  We can’t wait to see what they come up with!  Stay tuned.

 ​ Faculty Writing Assistance

The Writing Center is now offering specialized assistance to CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus faculty through our Online Drop Box. This service is designed to assist faculty with integrating writing across the curriculum, developing and scaffolding writing assignments, grading student writing, and effectively commenting on student work. Faculty members can submit assignment prompts, rubrics, and course materials to our Faculty Online Drop Box for feedback.

Online Tutorials

Improve learning in your classroom.

Find strategies on topics ranging from managing large classrooms to employing early assessments and online tools, all to promote teaching effectiveness and improve student performance.

New workshops and seminars are offered each semester. If a workshop doesn’t fit your schedule, see our collection of self-paced tutorials and online resources.

Find a Grant

Jump-start your research with a grant.

Develop a research project or attend a conference. Hire a student assistant or buy special equipment or software. Find a faculty development grant that fits your needs.

The Center sponsors three separate grant programs, each tailored to meet a specific need, yet all are designed to propel you toward achieving your goals. Check back often for news about upcoming grants, so that you can be well prepared when it comes time to submit your grant proposal.

Develop your career

Develop your career.

Let us match you with another mentor, consult with you on your tenure process, or review you promotion dossier. Take advantage of the lessons learned and wisdom earned by those that came before you. The Center offers dozens of resources to steer you in the direction you want to go; see the ways we can help in your professional development.


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