This CoP will work together to try to optimize the relationship between research and teaching to improve both student learning outcomes and faculty research productivity. We will share simple strategies about incorporating research and creative activities into your current coures. We will explore the evidence bases and feasibility of some of these strategies and support one another in our goals to implement these strategies in our classrooms.
This CoP will meet in the CFD Conference Room (Lawrence Street Center, Suite 320) on Fridays, 11:30 - 1:00 pm on the following dates:
Fall: Sept 14, Oct 26, Nov 30
Spring: Feb 22, Mar 15, Apr 26
Facilitated by: Lindsey Hamilton, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychology, CFD Faculty Fellow and Shea Swauger, Department Head, Research Support Services, Auraria Library
Teaching LARGE online classes can be a challenge! Join this small cross-disciplinary group of faculty who will explore, discuss, attempt, and assess new (to them) methods and approaches to enhance their teaching in LARGE online classes. This CoP will meet four times over the Spring 2019 semester.
Topics of discussion may include: faculty presence, student engagement, peer interaction, managing grading, course communication, and cool tools to make your work easier and more enjoyable.
CoP participants may develop a project to try out innovations on which they will receive feedback and support from other community members.
This CoP meets in the CFD Conference Room (Lawrence Street Center, Suite 320) on Fridays at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:
Facilitated by: Wendy Bolyard, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs & Robyn Mobbs, Senior Instructor, School of Public Affairs
Jump start your knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with Open Educational Resources (OER) by participating in this seven-step hybrid professional development pathway.
Wednesday, April 10
12:30 - 2:00 pm
CFD Conference Room (320 Lawrence Street Center)
Event moved to CU Online Training Room (Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1300)
Generation Z is rapidly replacing Millennials on college campuses. Those born from 1995 through 2010 have different motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, and social concerns than previous generations. Unlike Millennials, Generation Z students grew up in a recession and are under no illusions about their prospects for employment after college. While skeptical about the cost and value of higher education, they are also entrepreneurial, innovative, and independent learners concerned with effecting social change. Understanding Generation Z's mindset and goals is paramount to supporting, developing, and educating them through higher education.
Facilitated by: Christy Heaton, Director of First-Year Experiences
Teaching about diversity can be challenging, particularly topics like identity, privilege, gender, sexuality, race and class. This community of practice will share ideas, resources, activities and assignments that will help faculty to think and teach about concepts of diversity in various disciplines and contexts. This group meets on Fridays, 11-12:30 pm on:
Fall: Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Nov. 2
Spring:Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 15
Note: Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, & Feb. 8 will be in the CFD Conference Room (LSC 320)
Feb. 22 & Mar. 15 will be in the ORDE Conference Room (LSC 300)
Facilitated by: Candan Duran-Aydintug, Associate Professor of Sociology, CFD Faculty Fellow and John Ronquillo, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs
Transparent Grading Practices
Tuesday, August 7
Tivoli, Room 444
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location LSC, CU Online Training Room 1300D
Students are typically taught what to learn but not how to learn. This workshop will be an interactive session providing participants with a clear understanding of why the science of learning from a cognitive neuroscience perspective is an important part of instruction as well as easy ways to include evidence-based study system for students into their class content without sacrificing significant time.
Facilitator: Lindsey Hamilton, Director of Undergraduate Research, Senior Instructor of Psychology
Our Faculty Mentoring Lunches are designed to give you an open opportunity to meet with your mentor/mentee or just socialize. There is no formal program. CFD provides lunch.
12:00 - 1:30 pm
1401 Student Commons Building (Boettcher Room)
Teaching through community engagement is a powerful experience for students and faculty alike. This Community of Practice will collectively think through easy and practical ways of bringing community engagement into teaching.
This CoP meets in the CFD Conference Room, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 320 on Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30 pm on the following dates:
Fall: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 9
Spring: Feb. 15, Mar. 8, Apr. 5
Facilitated by: Stacey Bosick, Associate Professor of Sociology, CFD Faculty Fellow & Teague Bohlen, Associate Professor of English
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
12:30 - 1:45 pm
LSC, CU Online Training Room 1300D
At CU Denver, we are dedicated to Education through Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (EUReCA!). This panel discussion will showcase the experiences of faculty who have mentored undergraduates participating in one of the three EUReCA! Programs piloted in 2018 including: EUReCA Work-Study program, EUReCA Scholars Fellowships, and the new Entering Research Internship course.
Facilitator: Leo Bruederle, Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology
Thursday, April 5
CFD Conference Room (320 Lawrence Street Center)
The April Thursday Thread topic is "Strategies for Starting to Flip Your Courses".
This two-day event offers tips on navigating the University system, advice on tapping resources to support teaching and research, key introductions to University contacts, information on tenure and promotion, and non-tenure track faculty support.
Monday, Aug. 13 and Tues., Aug. 14
8:15 am - 4:00 pm
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is an approach to teaching, learning, that aims to improve instruction through active inquiry and investigation. If you are interested in developing an action research project on your teaching and classroom, this CoP is for you. We will support each other in the development, design, and implementation of personalized projects that strive to answer questions about what is contributing to student learning in our classrooms. Our goals is for faculty to better understand their teaching. Our vision is that the work faculty do in this CoP could result in a conference presentation or publication.
This CoP meets on Fridays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Fall: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30
Spring: Feb. 8, Mar. 1, Apr. 5
Note: This CoP has two meeting rooms.
Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Feb. 8, & Apr. 5 are in the ORDE Conference Room (LSC 300)
Mar. 1 is in the CFD Conference Room (LSC 320)
Facilitated by: Donna Sobel, Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Development and Jane Hansberry, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, March 19
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1300 (CU Online Training Room)
Want to learn more about the ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practice entails? This informational session is designed to help faculty preview the awesome resources available through this course and consider if they are interested in applying for our 2019-2020 cohort of faculty course takers. Please join us. No registration required.59
This is the course schedule for the Fall, Winter, and Spring ACUE Faculty Learning Community meetings.
All meetings take place on Tuesdays in Tivoli Room #444.
September 25, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
October 23, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
November 27, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
January 22, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
February 26, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
March 19, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
April 23, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
This Community of Practice is for faculty who currently use Learning Assistants or faculty who are interested in knowing more about Learning Assistants and other peer led active learning strategies. Over the six sessions faculty in the CoP will share experiences, ideas, and best-practices about incorporating and supporting LAs in their classes. Faculty will create practical resources that they can use in their LA supported classes. These resources might include an active learning lesson with an LA facilitation guide, an LA expectation document, or other products of interest to the group.
This CoP will meet in the CFD conference room on Fridays at 9:30-11:00 am on the following dates:
Facilitated by: Leanne Doughty, SEHD