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The following is a list of programs designed to help support University faculty's professional development with website and contact information where available.  Please feel free to contact us to add to this list. 


Center for Faculty Development

Website: CFD

Center focuses on advancing faculty careers and helping improve faculty’s ability to increase learning in their courses. Center helps faculty to improve classroom teaching, Improve tests, Integrate active learning strategies, and convert to or improve an online class.  The Center has a tenure-track faculty mentoring program, offers workshops and seminars to help improve classroom practices, and partners with other programs (e.g., Denver Transfer Initiative, Office of International Education) to improve student learning outcomes.


Critical Friends Training for Teachers and Administrators

Website: Colorado Critical Friends Group

The Colorado Critical Friends Group (CFG), led by Stevi Quate, literacy professor, provided a two-day workshop for all district literacy coaches each of the last two years.  Quate has also worked with the English Teaching and Learning Project to include use of CFG protocols in professional development.  Colorado Critical Friends Group provided free tuition to Susan Marion, a DPS literacy coach, to attend the CFG Institute in June 2005 so that links between CFG and the English Teaching and Learning Project could be further strengthened.  DPS administrators and coaches have participated in CFG summer seminars, and one of the veteran facilitators with CCFG, Theress Pidick, is a DPS literacy leader.

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