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New Faculty Orientation

Hosted by the Center for Faculty Development, New Faculty Orientation is packed with critical information, resources and support for new faculty at the University of Colorado Denver.  The two-day event offers tips on navigating the University system, advice on tapping resources to support teaching and research, key introductions to University contacts and, information on tenure and promotion, and non-tenure track faculty support.  


If you are attending New Faculty Orientation via Zoom video conference, please click on the link below to join the meeting.

Zoom Meeting Link:

New Faculty Orientation Schedule (Tentative)
Monday, August 13, 2018
8:15 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Wall, Auraria Library

8:15 am     Check-in & Continental Breakfast
                      NFO Profile Picture
9:00 am     Welcome!

                Dorothy Horrell, PhD., Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver

                Roderick Nairn, Ph.D, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and                      Student Affairs         

9:20am       Getting to Know New Faculty

                Margaret C. Wood, PhD., Director, Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

10:00am      Who Are We? By the Numbers

                Video by Margaret C. Wood, CFD

 10:10 am    Great Teaching is at the Heart of Student Success

                 Margaret C. Wood, PhD., Director, CFD

                 Jeff Franklin, PhD., Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Experience

 10:30 am​   Break
 10:40 am   Diversity Matters @ CU Denver

                Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

 11:10am     Break Out Session #1

            • Reappointment, Tenure, & Promotion with Bob Damrauer, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities
            • Welcome for Lecturers: Who we are and how you fit in
            • Non Tenure-Track Faculty Experiences with TBD​

11:40 am     Break Out Session #2
            • ​​​​7 Years Later: Advice from Recently Tenured Faculty with TBD
            • ​​​​Balancing the Load: Clinical Teaching Track Responsibilities with Vivian Shyu
            • ​​​​Non Tenure-track Faculty Experiences with Jessica Warren
12:00 pm     Tapas Lunch and Resouce Fair (Student Commons, Room 2500)
1:30 pm        Break Out Session #3
            • ​Research Funding Opportunites with Bob Damrauer, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities
            • ​Student Panel
            • Building a Sense of Belonging with Jessica Warren & Vivian Shyu
2:00 pm       The Teaching Life: Faculty Panel

                 Facilitated by: Joni Dunlap, Associate Professor, SEHD, CFD Faculty Fellow

2:45 pm        Break
3:00 pm        Three Perspectives on the S-Word: Service and What it can Mean to You 
3:45 pm       Closing Remarks

                 Margaret Wood, PhD., Director, CFD

4:00 pm       Optional post-orientation gathering at the Tivoli   

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:30 am - Noon (Optional Session)
1300 Lawrence Street Center (CU Online Training Room)

9:30 am        Canvas Basics

                 Amy Arnold, Academic Services Senior Professional, CU Online

10:30 am      Break 
10:45am      Just-in-Time Teaching Skills (stations)
  • Ice Breakers for F2F and Online Classes
  • Create a Short Video for Your Class (Creation Station)
  • Setting Ground Rules in Your Class
  • Tips for an Inclusive Classroom
  • 1:1 Canvas Help  

12:00 pm      Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)

1:00 - 4:30 (Human Resources, Required Session)
Business School, Prologis Classroom (2100)
  • Risk Management

  • Auraria Campus Police

  • Registrar's Office (FERPA)

  • Office of Equity

  • The Phoenix Center

  • Ombuds

  • Central Human Resources

  • Employee Services



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