Thursdays, Sept. 6 & 20
12:30 - 2:00 pm
CFD Conference Room (320 Lawrence Street Center)
This book argues that the cognitive resources for learning of over half our young people have been diminished by the negative effects of economic insecurity, discrimination and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and other aspects of difference. Recognizing that these students are no different than their peers in terms of cognitive capacity, this book offers a set of strategies and interventions to rebuild the available cognitive resources necessary to succeed in college and reach their full potential. This book presents a variety of evidence-based interventions that have been shown, through implementation in high schools and colleges, to help students to regain bandwidth. The strategies are intended for application inside and outside the classroom and address not only cognitive processes but also social-psychological, non-cognitive factors that are relevant to the college environment as a whole.
Wednesday, October 25
noon - 1:30 pm
Discovery Wall, Auraria Library
The CFD Spotlight on Excellence on Wednesday, October 25th will feature the work
of five faculty associated with ThinqStudio, CU Denver's new digital
pedagogy initiative. Among various professional learning
efforts, ThinqStudio has established a fellowship program wherein select
faculty will open and grow campus dialogues about their explorations with
digital pedagogy and transformative teaching. During the Spotlight on Excellence, ThinqStudio Faculty Fellows Kate Goodman (Inworks), Amy
Hassinoff (CLAS), Julia Kantor (SEHD), Scott McLeod (SEHD), and John Tinnell
(CLAS) will share updates from their current projects. Topics will include
hacking assessment, innovative course and technology design, and teaching
for social justice. Learn more about ThinqStudio, and the Faculty Fellows,
and take a deep dive into digital pedagogy at the Spotlight on Excellence on
Planning Outcomes-based Course Design
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location LSC, CU Online Training Room 1300D
This workshop will provide tips on how to build relationships based on trust and respect with a mentee and allow participants to self assess their mentoring skills while building community with other CU Denver undergraduate research mentors.
Facilitator: Lindsey Hamilton, Assistant Research Professor, Psychology
Transparent Grading Practices
Tuesday, August 7
Tivoli, Room 444
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)
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
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 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.
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
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
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 CFD Conference Room (LSC 320)
Mar. 1 is in the ORDE Conference Room (LSC 300)
Facilitated by: Donna Sobel, Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Development and Jane Hansberry, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs