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Center for Faculty Development

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Travis Vermilye, Labyrinth Series, 2013, digital print on aluminum

Upcoming Events and News

Lunch & Learn Series

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD), the Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) and CU Online are pleased to sponsor the 2013-2014 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, research funding and creative activities while enjoying lunch. 

The 2013-2014 Lunch & Learn schedule and registration is posted on the CFD website. Lunch will be provided at these informal sessions where facilitated discussions encourage open conversation amongst all participants. Topics this year include: Curricular Innovations; Enhancing your Pedagogy with Tools to Save Time; Advantages and Disadvantages of Publishing in Open-access and Traditional Journals; Creating and Nurturing Positive Classroom Environments; and Funding Strategies.

Diversity Conversations in the Classroom:  A Seminar Facilitator:  Lee Mun Wah (renowned documentary filmmaker, master diversity trainer, Asian folk-teller, and educator)*

April 25, 2014, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, Tivoli 320A

During this interactive seminar, participants will share with each other through films, small group interactions, role plays, and personal stories.  They will learn:

   To notice the impact and intent of our communications

   Ways to respond compassionately and openly about diversity issues

   How to listen mindfully and with awareness

   How personal stories can affect our perceptions and attitudes

   Ways to create a sense of community through dialogue and stories

   How to work with conflict and hurt when diversity issues are involved

All faculty (including graduate teaching assistants) are invited to attend.  Please rsvp to by 5:00 pm on April 18, 2014.  For more information, contact For information about Lee Mun Wah:

September 15th, 2014

All faculty welcome 

Save the date for Scott Lewis, J.D.

One of the most in-demand higher education risk management consultants in the country! Slide1.jpg.pdf

University of Colorado Denver Student & Community Counseling Center Spring 2014

The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center is excited to share our new series of workshops and groups that are available to our students.

Faculty Recognition Program 

​The CU Denver Downtown Campus Faculty Assembly is excited to announce the implementation of the Faculty Recognition Program. This honor recognizes faculty for doing service activities that go above and beyond typical expectations. All faculty (full or part-time, at all ranks) are eligible for this recognition. Please view the call for nominations at: ​   

Call for 2014-2015 Research Proposals: President’s Teaching & Learning Collaborative (PTLC)

The PTLC is a comprehensive, collaborative program that offers access to supportive, expert educational research programs, financial support from the Office of the President, the campus Provosts, and a structured plan for completion of a classroom research project. The Collaborative is committed to establishing the University of Colorado as a leader in research and scholarship on teaching and learning. The Collaborative will focus on projects emphasizing student learning and assessing of course learning. For more information on proposal guidelines and submission click here for the Call for 2014_2015 Research Proposals_President's Teaching_Learning Collaborative_PTLC.pdf​

Proposals are accepted through May 16, 2014. ​
Spring 2014 - New Faculty Exhibition at CFD
The CFD is currently featuring a new exhibition of creative work by Travis Vermilye, Assistant Professor of Art, College of Arts & Media. Vermilye's work draws on more than ten years of professional practice as a medical illustrator.  Examining public health issues, his drawings and prints presents health information through a combination of illustrative techniques, information visualization, and design process.  Please stop by the center to view this compelling creative work and learn more about the services that CFD offers Denver campus faculty.

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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