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Center for Faculty Development &  Advancement

The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement at the University of Colorado Denver supports faculty in their path toward career advancement, professional development, and dossier support. We provide opportunities for ongoing, intentional renewal of teaching practice and support faculty as they work to build successful academic careers. Explore our website, check our program descriptions, schedules, and join us for one of the events or activities we have planned for this academic year.  
Our upcoming events are below, we would love to see you there! 

NEW Resource for Writing and Research Productivity!
The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Graduate School are pleased to announce our partnership in obtaining an Institutional Membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.  Supercharge your writing and research by utilizing NCFDD resources that guide you through strategic planning and developing skills and strategies that help you to publish more research and win more grants.  NCFDD programs also provide insights into managing productive professional relationships and working to achieve a work-life balance.

Learn more about NCFDD and register to participate in programs today!​​​​​​​​​​​​




 Align Your Time with Priorities - Webinar Watch Party: Feb. 6th

This webinar is a step-by-step guide to holding a weekly planning meeting (aka The Sunday Meeting).  You will learn what works and what doesn't work when it comes to weekly planning, why weekly planning is the bridge between your strategic plan and getting control of your workday, the 30-minute technique that will help you make sure that the most important things get done each day.

Facilitated by Edelina Burciaga, Assistant Professor of Sociology and CFD Faculty Fellow.​


 February Writing Retreat: Feb 7th

Do you need to get your writing back on track or do you just enjoy writing int the company of others? Faculty will have an opportunity to learn strategies to maximize writing time and effort. 

Don't believe us? A faculty member from October 2019 session said, "The writing retreat was amazing, and my paper is nearly finished now, largely thanks to you. I can’t wait for the next one- I’m hooked!". Still don't believe us? Come and see for yourself. 

Friday, February 7th 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
1401 Student Commons 
Lunch Provided

Facilitated by Edelina Burciaga, Assistant Professor of Sociology and CFD Faculty Fellow.​​


 Books@Work: Lifelong Kindergarten - Feb. 12th

To thrive in today's fast-changing world, people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively -- and the best way to do that is by focusing more on imagining, creating, playing, sharing, and reflecting, just as children do in traditional kindergartens. Drawing on experiences from more that thirty years at MIT's Media Lab, author Michael Resnick discusses new technologies and strategies for engaging young people in creative learning experiences. By providing young people with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit, we can help them prepare for a world where creative thinking is more important than ever before.

Wednesday, February 12th
1:00 - 3:00 pm 
Lawrence Street Center, Suite 320 (CFD Conference Room) 

 Facilitator: Teague Bohlen, Associate Professor, English​​


 Overcoming Perfectionism: Webinar Watch Party - Feb.13th

Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong? Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings? 

 If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to exacerbate your perfectionist tendencies, as opposed to minimize them. In this webinar, perfectionists will unite to get clear about: 

- The causes and consequences of excessive perfectionism. 
- The features of academic life that intensify perfectionism. 
- Strategies to identify when your perfectionism is at work, assess whether it is useful or debilitating, and adjust your standards and behavior accordingly

Facilitated by Donna Sobel
Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM​


 Enhancing a Sense of Belonging in the Classroom - Lunch & Learn: Feb. 11th

How can instructors influence a sense of belonging among their students? Discover the impact that belonging can have on grades and retention. Explore strategies to foster a sense of belonging that you can easily implement in your classroom. 

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 
12:30 pm -2:00 pm 
Lunch Provided

Facilitated by Yvette Bueno Olson, CLAS, Senior Instructor​


 Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum - Feb. 28th

On February 28th, 2020 the third annual Tri-Institutional Faculty Forum will convene in the Tivoli Turnhalle. We will continue with the 2019 event format. Our keynote will be given by Saundra McGuire, Emerita Professor of Chemical Education at LSU and a nationally recognized expert in metacognition and we will again have presentations by a “local expert” from each institution, and Q&A sessions with both the presenters and a student panel.​ 

Dr. Saundra McGuire, Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She is best known for her work in science education. Her interests focus on improving student learning by involving faculty in metacognitive learning strategies.​​ 

February 28th 
8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Tivoli Turnhalle. 

 Strategies for Maximizing Research Productivity: Lunch & Learn - March 11th

Maximize your research productivity, time management, priority This interactive presentation will provide numerous strategies for maximizing research productivity. These strategies include time management, prioritization, organization, improving research collaborations, and general recommendations pertaining to efficiency. 

These strategies will be beneficial regardless of the field! While this presentation is geared towards early career scholars, there will be strategies provided that can benefit researchers in all stages of their careers. Ample time will be spent in discussion. Learn strategies to implement into your professional career and discover what works best for you.

Wednesday, March 11th 2020
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Lawrence Street Center Suite 1300
-Lunch Provided-

Bryn Harris, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Education and Human Development


 Books@Work: Truth Worth Telling - April 15

Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times is a book about journalism and reporting by 60 Minutes/CBS reporter Scott Pelley. Pelley’s narratives are a blend of investigative reporting, color commentary, and personal reminiscence that make a convincing case for why journalism still matters. The book is a passionate defense of the role of journalism in maintaining democracy. 

Wednesday, April 15 1:00 - 3:00 pm Lawrence Street Center, Suite 320 (CFD Conference Room) 

 Facilitator: Teague Bohlen, Associate Professor, English​​​




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