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Melissa Furness, Disentanglement
(detail), July-August, 2014 Site-specific
installation, Shankill Castle, Kilkenny County, Ireland
Upcoming Events and News
Register now for "Addressing Disruptive and Distressing Student Behaviors" on September 15, 2014.
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2014/2015 Lunch and 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.
Early fall term sessions include canvas resources; cutting edge tools and applications for teaching; and support for tenure-track faculty.
All faculty welcome!
2014 downtown campus faculty award winners will be honored at a ceremony on September 5, 2014, north classroom atrium, 10am-noon
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.
The UC Denver Philosophy department is hosting a
workshop for all faculty and staff on the effects of stereotype threat, which
refers to a concern about confirming a negative stereotype about one’s social
group that can set up an obstacle to student success, as well as ways to
mitigate stereotype threat in the classroom and in office hours. The
workshop is on September 25, from 3-5 in Plaza
Check out the CFD Blog to keep up with the center's news, activities and programs.
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.
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.
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.