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Center for Faculty Development

Improve Your Practice. Develop Your Career.

Patti Hallock, 2010

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.

​Upcoming Events and News

2015/2016 CFD Faculty Development Grant Awards

The Center for Faculty Development is pleased to announce the recipients of the Faculty Development grant competition aimed at enhancing teaching effectiveness, the scholarship of teaching, and/or research/creative work.  Awardee list 

 2015 Faculty Excellence Denver Campus Awardees

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


Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00-3:30, Arapahoe Community College (5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO) The theme of the symposium is Minding the Gap focusing on minding the gaps between higher education and business and between college enrollment and completion. Learn more at Register now

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. Beginning June 8, 2015, faculty members can submit assignment prompts, rubrics, and course materials to our Faculty Online Drop Box for feedback.  In response to their submission, faculty will receive a summary letter along with in-text comments highlighting specific areas for revision. Feedback will be provided by Justin Bain, Writing Center Director, or Drew Bixby, Assistant Director, within four business days. Following this feedback, we will be happy to meet with faculty individually to discuss revisions, answer questions, and support the development of new course materials. For more information, please visit​

COLTT Conference

The Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) 18th annual conference will be Aug. 5-6, in the Wolf Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus. Faculty, graduate students and staff will network with regional colleagues and be challenged to explore how technology can enhance our students' learning experiences. The conference will feature a track on universal design for learning (UDL), offering hands-on workshops on ensuring PowerPoint presentation and Acrobat PDF accessibility, a panel on closed captioning, as well as demonstrations, presentations and discussion opportunities about UDL. Expert presenters will facilitate discussions on topics such as academic honesty in the digital age and the use of gaming engagement strategies in higher education. A COLTT Test Kitchen will allow conference attendees to gather "recipes" for combinations of technology tools that can help meet instructional and professional needs. For more information about registration, scholarships and conference details, visit​​ ​

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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