The CU 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.
The ColoradoSPH Office of Academic Affairs retains the services of Christine Mousavi, a Senior Instructional Designer housed in the school's Center for Public Health Practice, to support ColoradoSPH faculty as you build or update your courses. She has tools, resources and best practices expertise to help you to make your courses more engaging and enriching. While Christine's primary expertise is in online instructional design, she can also help with hybrid and in-person courses.
Some specific areas in which Christine may be able to help our faculty create a more vibrant online or hybrid space for a course include:
- Choosing from the many different modes and methods of delivering content
- Organizing your course in Canvas
- Designing and developing activities (fully online or blended classroom)
- Desinging and recording interative lectures
- Identifying technology that fits your delivery and skill set
- Building your virtual classroom presence
- Locating resources and training
The ColoradoSPH Office of Academic Affairs recently sponsored the webinar: Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom.
Dr. Kathy Obear, President of
the Alliance for Change Consulting & Coaching and Co-Founder of The Social
Justice Training Institute, shared facilitation strategies, training
activities and resources to help deepen faculty members' capacity to maintain
classrooms that support student learning and success:
Tools to create an inclusive classroom from the start
and negotiate working agreements that set the stage for meaningful
How to recognize when a classroom discussion becomes
"difficult" for students and/or faculty – get tools and
approaches to de-escalate triggered reactions and promote engaged
Criteria to decide whether to engage in difficult
conversations in the moment or table for a future setting.
to revisit classroom situations that did not further learning or group
development so that everyone can learn how to do better the next time.
To schedule a time to view the presentation and materials from this webinar on CD please contact us.
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
What is SoTL at the University of Colorado?
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.
Getting your works published.
Facilitating effective meetings; defining mission, values and goals.
The faculty resources tab provides information for new faculty, non-tenure and tenure track faculty.
University of Colorado Trainings
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.
Access SkillPort through the CU Denver Portal >> Training >> Start Skill Soft.
Research Administration for Faculty
Go to >> 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.
Go to >> 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.
Business courses related to faculty topics include:
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