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Center for Faculty Development

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Melissa Furness, Disentanglement (detail), July-August, 2014                                               Site-specific installation, Shankill Castle, Kilkenny County, Ireland ​  

Upcoming Events and News

2014/2015 CFD Lunch & Learn Series

 The CU Denver Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and CU Online are pleased to sponsor the 2014-2015 Lunch & Learn series that provides faculty the opportunity to meet and network with their colleagues across campus and learn about resources to support and enhance teaching and creative activities while enjoying lunch. Please check back regularly for an updated listing of scheduled Lunch & Learn sessions. Lunch will be provided at these informal sessions where facilitated discussions encourage open conversation amongst all participants.

Sessions include canvas resources; cutting edge tools and applications for teaching; and support for tenure-track faculty. Lunch and Learn descriptions 14_15.doc

Join the Faculty Learning Community and Participate in an Up-Coming Webinar

The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a community of teachers, researchers, and professionals from many institutions. We meet online for vibrant discussions of education, technology, and teaching. 

 Geeta K. Verma, Ph.D. (CU Denver, School of Education and Human Development) will be our host on November 7 from 1:30-2:30pm (Mountain time) as we explore the pedagogy of building community in learning environments. Come ready to learn, discuss and share stories! For more information on this webinar and other FLC activities, please join the FLC Facebook group at​

Council on Diversity and Inclusion Interdisciplinary Exchanges

​A forum for all! Please mark your calendar for these upcoming presentations, discussions, and working groups 
highlighting the research and creative work of CLAS faculty, staff, and students around diversity and inclusion.

 Tuesday, October 21- Prisons and Incarceration

 Wednesday, November 19 -Topic to be announced

11am to 12:30pm, Academic Building 1, Room 1401​, *Lunch Served*

 For disability accommodations or if you would like to propose a session, please contact Tracy Kohm,

How Learning Works: A Teaching Workshop w/ Aaron Johnson

Friday, October 17th 11:30 - 1:00PM @ ACAD1500 

Aaron Johnson, Director of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary and author of Excellent Online Teaching, will be speaking and hosting an interactive workshop on teaching with technology, focused on the research-based principles published in How Learning Works by members of Carnegie Mellon's SCHOLARSHIPDescription: of Teaching and Learning program. Come ready to learn and discuss how these principles could be applied to your teaching. Register Today

2014 Denver Campus Faculty Award Honorees
The 2014 Denver campus faculty award winners were honored at a ceremony on September 5, 2014. For more information visit the following link for a listing of both Denver and Anschutz Awardees. 2014 Faculty Awards​ 

New Faculty Exhibition at CFD ​   

Stop by the CFD and review a new exhibition of creative work by Melissa Furness, Associate Professor, Painting /Drawing & Illustration Program in the College of Arts & Media.  Furness’ work has been most influenced by her experiences of travel, which have included artist residencies in the countries of Ireland, Hungary and Poland, and those in the U.S. in Berkeley, California and at Yaddo in New York. These experiences have inspired the strain of her current work, which is influenced by history and infused with personal narrative. Within the work, ruins are translated into dreamlike alternative worlds informed by overlapping histories of the artifact.  Furness is currently represented by Plus Gallery in Denver, Colorado and Archangel Gallery in Palm Springs, California, and is a member of A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

2014 Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles. The summit will include numerous cross-campus collaborations, including interactive displays and presentations on institutional research, library resources, Ombuds offices, international affairs and disability services. Attendees may choose from a wide range of workshop topics, including cultural competence, online teaching and diversity, unconscious bias in hiring, LGBTQ safe zone training, medical professions and diversity, religion at work, health humanities, first generation students, and injustice in research.

Registration is open for the CU system’s 2014 Diversity Summit, Oct. 24th. The theme, “Developing Our Capacities as Inclusive Campuses,” aligns with the university’s commitment to diversity. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec St.

Online registration is open at  Registration is free, though seating is limited.

   Check out the CFD Blog​ to keep up with the center's news, activities and programs.

Online Tutorials

Improve learning in your classroom.

Find strategies on topics ranging from managing large classrooms to employing early assessments and online tools, all to promote teaching effectiveness and improve student performance.

New workshops and seminars are offered each semester. If a workshop doesn’t fit your schedule, see our collection of self-paced tutorials and online resources.

Find a Grant

Jump-start your research with a grant.

Develop a research project or attend a conference. Hire a student assistant or buy special equipment or software. Find a faculty development grant that fits your needs.

The Center sponsors three separate grant programs, each tailored to meet a specific need, yet all are designed to propel you toward achieving your goals. Check back often for news about upcoming grants, so that you can be well prepared when it comes time to submit your grant proposal.

Develop your career

Develop your career.

Let us match you with another mentor, consult with you on your tenure process, or review you promotion dossier. Take advantage of the lessons learned and wisdom earned by those that came before you. The Center offers dozens of resources to steer you in the direction you want to go; see the ways we can help in your professional development.


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