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Our Mission

Our mission is to support faculty at the University of Colorado Denver in their roles as teachers and in their professional lives as academics.  We provide opportunities for ongoing, intentional renewal of teaching practice and support faculty as they work to build successful academic careers. 

Through our activities we strive to:

  • Empower faculty to create innovative opportunities for deep and meaningful student learning by advancing the use of evidence-based, learning-centered, best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Create an interdisciplinary community of faculty focused on the science, art, and craft of teaching.
  • Advocate for the teaching and learning mission of the university and enrich a university culture that values and rewards teaching.
  • Foster the creation of inclusive learning environments in which diverse students and faculty can excel.
  • Encourage the effective use of new technologies that enhance teaching, learning, and scholarly productivity.
  • Support scholarly and creative inquiry into teaching and learning in higher education.
  • Promote the integration of teaching and research.
  • Stimulate scholarly productivity.
  • Enhance faculty success in earning tenure and progressing in rank.
  • ​Guide junior faculty as they navigate the complex professional and institutional landscapes of academia. 


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