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Center for Faculty Development

Improve Your Practice. Develop Your Career.

Patti Hallock, 2010

Upcoming Events and News​

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will host a Fall 2015 Meet & Greet reception on Wednesday, August 19, 12-1pm, featuring a new exhibition of photographs by Patti Hallock, Lecturer, Photography program, in the College of Arts & Media.​ Hallock received her BFA in photography from the University of Colorado Denver in 2004 and her MFA in photography in ​2007 from Parsons, The New School for Design in New York. She works digitally in both medium and large format film. In 2013 Hallock was invited to exhibit work from her project, The West Is Here in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Denver. A book about this series was published in conjunction with the exhibition and included an essay by Karen Brooks from the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. Hallock is represented in Denver by Goodwin Fine Art; her photographs are in both public and private collections and have been exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and Asia.

 2015 Faculty Excellence Awards Celebration

  September 18, 2015, 10:00am-Noon, North Classroom Atrium

 Excellence in Leadership and Service- Mary Guy, School of Public Affairs.            Excellence in Teaching- Alexander Engau, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences).                                                                         Gary Olson, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematical and Statistical  Sciences).  Excellence in Research and Creative Activities- Christopher Yakacki, College of  Engineering and Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering).                                  Excellence in Faculty Mentoring- Donna Sobel, Center for Faculty Development, School of Education and Human Development.                                                                             Excellence in Librarianship- Orlando Archibeque, Auraria Library            

Note: Please see Provost Nairn's announcement honoring all school awardees

 Lunch & Learn Series

The CFD is pleased to sponsor the 2015-2016 Lunch & Learn series that provides faculty the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues across campus and learn about resources to support and enhance teaching, research funding, and creative activities while enjoying lunch. Upcoming topics include:

·      Incorporate Experiential Learning, Academic Internships, and Student Research to Your Teaching Portfolio

·      Teaching Excellence

·      Who Is IR and What Do They Do?

·      RTP Information Session for Tenure- Track Faculty

·      Faculty Development Grant Awardee Panel

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 Undergraduate Experiences Symposium

The 11th Annual Symposium continues the tradition of discussion, collaboration, and action with its goals to reflect, plan, and act on student learning and success on Friday, October 2, 2015 with Dr. George Kuh, the foremost national scholar and speaker on high impact practices in higher education. Registration details at 

Request For Proposals
Diversity and Excellence Grants 

Diversity & Excellence Grants fund innovative projects that promote inclusive excellence and diversity throughout the University of Colorado system. Grants of up to $3,000 each will be awarded to proposals that creatively advance the principles of diversity and inclusion in substantive ways. Deadline October 30th 2015. ​   
Help your students succeed with Canvas. Learn how to maximize automated test proctoring. Get hands-on experiences using Zoom---your web conferencing solution. Check out the wide array of in-person and webinar trainings throughout the Fall 2015 semester.

 First Generation Reception & Dinner

September 17th, 2015, 5pm, Tivoli 320s- Students and families (2 guest maximum) are invited to dinner with CU Denver faculty and staff who were also first in their family to attend college. Contact Leah Novak to RSVP: 303-315-0260

 Faculty Writing Assistance

The Writing Center is now offering specialized assistance to CU Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus faculty through our Online Drop Box. This service is designed to assist faculty with integrating writing across the curriculum, developing and scaffolding writing assignments, grading student writing, and effectively commenting on student work. Faculty members can submit assignment prompts, rubrics, and course materials to our Faculty Online Drop Box for feedback.​

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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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