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Faculty Development Resources

The Cent​​er for Faculty Development 

The cU Denver Center for Faculty Development provides tools and links related to topics such as classroom and online teaching, mentoring, research and scholarship, dossier review, etc. Here are some headlines from the website: 


Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Program (for tenure track Assistant Professors) – The Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Program provides professional development for pre-tenure faculty. The program pairs pre-tenure faculty with senior, tenured faculty to help with the tenure process, publishing and research grants. During the year-long program mentors and mentees engage in activities that inspire synergistic, collegial relationships and create a scholarly community. 

The Teaching Mentors Program (for any faculty member) – Improve student satisfaction and course evaluations; convert a class to a new format (studio to lecture; face-to-face online); teach large lecture classes; integrate authentic activities and assessments 

Teaching & Learning

Course Management – managing large classes, tips for new teachers, crisis management, learning communities, team-based learning, and teaching diverse students. 

Technology – learn about audio, video, clickers and Web 2.0 tools 

Assessment – online teaching & learning 

Plus online activities and strategies, assessment, tools and content 

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)  

What is SoTL; SoTL at the University of Colorado; about SoTL 

Dossier Review​

The Center provides tips for maximizing the portfolio’s impact and offers expertise in the teaching and research components of the portfolio. Faculty can take a look at sample portfolios. 

Research & Scholarship​ 

Getting your works published 

Academic Leadership​

Facilitating effective meetings; defining mission, values and goals 

Faculty Resources​ 

The faculty resources tab provides information for new faculty, non-tenure and tenure track faculty


University of Colorado SkillPort 

Access SkillPort through the CU Denver Portal >> Training >> Start Skill Soft

Below you’ll find just a few suggestions out of a huge variety of courses. 

Overall, SkillPort offers two course categories: a) courses provided by the University of Colorado; and        b) business courses related to faculty topics. 

Research Administration for Faculty 

Go to >> UC courses >> Faculty Research Administration for Faculty 

This course was designed to offer a start to finish guide on the process of applying, receiving, and administering sponsored funding. 

Tenure Review 

Go to >> UC courses >> Faculty >> Tenure Review 

In this review, you will be introduced to the important components of the tenure track process, as well as university policies that explain the tenure requirements. 


Go to >> Business Skills >> Curricula >> Management Curriculum >> The Essentials of Mentoring


  • Mentoring Effectively 
  • Implementing a Mentoring Program for the Organization 
  • Achieving Success: the Help of a Mentor 


Go to >> Business Skills Curricula >> Management Curriculum >> Essential Mentoring Techniques


  • Mentoring Fundamentals 
  • Designing and Initiating Mentoring Programs 
  • Building and Maintaining Mentoring Relationships 
  • Evaluating and Ending the Mentoring Program ​​​​​​



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