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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 web site, check our 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! 

 August/September Events


 New Faculty Orientation, Monday Aug. 15 & Tuesday Aug. 16

Monday, August 15

8:30am-4:00 pm

Terrace Room (2nd Floor)

Lawrence Street Center

Tuesday, August 16


Collaborative Classroom (Auraria Library)

New Employee Orientation for Faculty (Human Resources)

Friday, August 19



 20-Minute Mentor, Monday, Aug. 22

20-Minute Mentors are on-demand short videos that are designed to answer specific questions related to teaching and learning.  They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20 minute presentations.  This month's feature mentor is: 

"How Can I Create Effective Mini-Lectures?

Watch Now


 CFD Kick Off Event! Tuesday, August 23

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Suite 320 Lawrence Street Center
CFD Office

Please join us as we kick off the year!  Stop by and say hello, learn about the activities that the CFD has planned for the year, and check out the work of this year's featured artist, Rebecca Heavner. We will have music, good conversation and we will serve a light lunch and refreshments.


 Spotlight on Teaching Excellence, Thursday, Aug. 25

Our Spotlight series highlights the best in teaching at the University of Colorado Denver.​ This event will be held at the Discovery Wall at Auraria Library and Presenters will use pecha kucha style presentations to share some aspect of their teaching.

Thursday, August 25, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (lunch provided)

Auraria Library, Discovery Wall

Featured Faculty:

Rakissa Manzanares, Department of Math & Statistical Sciences, CLAS

Marty Otanez, Department of Anthropology, CLAS

Robert "Bud" Talbot, Science Education, SEHD​

Lisa Keranen, Communication, CLAS (UC President's Teaching Scholar)

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 Faculty Mentoring Fall Reception, Friday, Aug. 26

Open to any faculty member who is registered in or interested in participating in the faculty mentoring program. Please join us for the Fall Reception!

9:00-10:30 am

1401 Student Commons Building (Boettcher Room)




 Thursday Threads, Thursday, Sept. 1

Thursday Threads are bi-monthly organized discussions about teaching and learning and teaching technologies that take place via. Zoom and in-person.Each session is organized around a central question about teaching and learning or a particular teaching technology.This weeks topic is: "Building Rapport With Students"

3:00-4:00 pm

CFD Conference Room (or via. Zoom)

320 Lawrence Street Center

Zoom Meeting #:​​​


 Lunch & Learn, Tuesday, Sept. 6

From Boots to Books: Things You Should Know About Working with Veteran Students

Thousands of newly discharged military men and women are trying to figure out "What's next?" and the answer for a record number of new veterans is higher education. Student vets are a diverse group that have unique strengths and challenges.  In this workshop Tim Wieneke of Veterans Services will guide us through a discussion of who today's student-veterans are; identifying the signature issues for vets; and considering what faculty can do to support student veterans in higher education.

​Tuesday, Sept. 6

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Location: 450 Lawrence Street Center


 ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Pilot Study Orientation, Wednesday, Sept. 7

A select number of faculty from the University of Colorado Denver will have the opportunity to participate in a pilot study of the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practices.  This online course offers faculty members an opportunity to learn about and practice research-based techniques shown to help students succeed.

Pilot Study Participants Please Register for ONE of the three Orientation Sessions.

Option 1:  

Wednesday, September 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

1401 Student Commons, Boettcher Room

Option 2:

Wednesday, September 7, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1401 Student Commons, Boettcher Room

Option 3:

Wednesday, September 7, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



 Books@Work: "Learner Centered Teaching," Wednesday, Sept. 7

Books@Work are informal book clubs where faculty meet and share ideas. This Books@Work group will read "Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice," by Terry Doyle.  The group will meet for discussion of the book three Wednesdays in September for one hour.

Wednesdays, September 7, 14 & 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

CFD Conference Room (320 Lawence Street Center)​



 ​Books@Work: "Slow Professor," Thursday, Sept. 8​

Books@Work are informal book clubs where faculty meet and share ideas. This Books@Work group will read "The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy," by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber.  The group will meet for discussion of the book two Thursdays in September for one hour.


Thursdays, September 8 & 15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

CFD Conference Room (320 Lawrence Street Center)​


 Thursday Threads, Thursday, Sept. 15

This Appy Hour discussion will focus on screen capture technologies. Screen capture is a simple but powerful tool that many instructors use to explain concepts, provide feedback, and troubleshoot tech issues for students. The Appy Hour discussion facilitator will show off Techsmith’s Jing and Snagit.  Bring your own ideas and apps to the dicussion to share!

​3:00-4:00 pm

CFD Conference Room

320 Lawrence Street Center

Zoom Meeting Link:​​​​


 PTLC Learning Community, Tuesday, Sept. 27

The Center for Faculty Development is the home to the Presidents Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Learning Community. Members of this learning community are teacher/scholars who are actively involved in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects funded by the President's Office of the University of Colorado.  Members meet twice a semester to share their research and prepare their work for publication and presentations.  This is the first quarterly meeting of the year.

11:00-12:30 pm

ORDE Conference Room

300 Lawrence Street Center





Teaching & Learning

   October 7, 2016



Engaged Faculty Institute

Friday, September 9

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, September 16

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register Here

Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 17 


Register Here

New​ Director


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         Margaret. C.                    Wood


     Director of the
   Center for Faculty

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     1380 Lawrence Street
        Denver, CO 80204
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