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Center for Faculty Development

Center for Faculty Development at the University of Colorado Denver supports faculty in their roles as teachers and in their professional lives as academics.  We provide opportunities for ongoing, intentional renewal of teaching practice and support faculty as they work to build successful academic careers.

Please explore our website, check our program descriptions, schedules, and join us for one of the events or activities we have planned for this academic year.  We would love to see you there! 

 

 Upcoming Events

 

 Learning Community: Using Writing to Promote Learning

Description: Writing-Intensive (WI) courses require students to write regularly as a means of learning course content. Writing has been shown to improve students' mastery of practical knowledge in fields of study across the university. So writing in such courses is not primarily a tool for assessing learning; it is a tool students use to develop their learning. WI courses are not limited to particular disciplines or class sizes. A large lecture in biology or history can use writing as successfully as an engineering or psychology seminar can. In this Faculty Learning Community, we will examine the writing-to-learn approach to writing pedagogy, consider examples of writing assignments and sequences in WI courses, and discuss strategies for responding to and evaluating student work. Participants will work toward creating one new project--e.g., a writing assignment, a revised assignment sequence, a syllabus that incorporates WI approaches to learning--and we will use some FLC meeting time to workshop these projects. This FLC will be facilitated by Rodney Herring, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Composition.

Facilitator: Rodney Herring

Meeting Dates/Time:  

Friday, April 28, 11-noon (CFD Conference Room, 320 Lawrence Street Center)

You only need to register once.​

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 Learning Community: Course-based Undergraduate Research

Description: Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) involve whole classes of students in addressing a research question or problem.Participants in this FLC will explore the central features of CUREs, discuss examples of successful CUREs, and critically assess the effectiveness of CUREs.  Faculty who participate in this FLC will also make progress on an individual project to develop, implement, or improve a CURE of their own. The group will brainstorm and provide one another with feedback on their projects.  This FLC will be facilitated by Leo Bruederle, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology and CURE enthusiast.​

Facilitator: Leo Bruederle

Meeting Dates/Times: 

Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Friday, April 28 from 10:00am-3:30pm, Student Commons Building

Monday, 1 May at 1:00pm, Center for Faculty Development Conference Room, suite 320

You only need to register once.

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Contact Us

         CFD

Lawrence Street Center
Suite 320
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-315-3030

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