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Faculty Development Resources

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.

Instructional Design

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 dialogue.

  • 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 conversation.

  • Criteria to decide whether to engage in difficult conversations in the moment or table for a future setting.

  • Techniques 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?
  • ​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.  
  • ​Faculty Resources​ 
    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



Courses include:

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. 


Tenure Review 

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 ​​​​​​




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