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Center for Faculty Development

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Melissa Furness, Disentanglement (detail), July-August, 2014                                               Site-specific installation, Shankill Castle, Kilkenny County, Ireland ​  

Upcoming Events and News

2014/2015 CFD Lunch & 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. Sessions include canvas resources; cutting edge tools and applications for teaching; and support for tenure-track faculty. Lunch and Learn descriptions 14_15.doc
 “Thriving in the 21st Century Workplace" 
(Collaboratively co-sponsored by School of Public Affairs and CFD) Join us on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 from 10am-12pm for the conversation regarding multi-generational learners with David Remson. Through research, experience and humor, David will share the practical application of strategies for leveraging the assets each generation brings to the classroom and workplace. No registration is needed. This event will be held in the Executive MBA Auditorium in the CU Denver building. 
21st Century Workforce Flyer[1].pdf

Join the Faculty Learning Community and Participate in an Up-Coming Webinar

​The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a community of teachers, researchers, and professionals from many institutions. We meet online for vibrant discussions of education, technology, and teaching. Geeta K. Verma, Ph.D. (CU Denver, School of Education and Human Development) will be our host on November 7 from 1:30-2:30pm (Mountain time) as we explore the pedagogy of building community in learning environments. Come ready to learn, discuss and share stories! For more information on this webinar and other FLC activities, please join the FLC Facebook group at​​

Council on Diversity and Inclusion Interdisciplinary Exchanges

​A forum for all! Please mark your calendar for these upcoming presentations, discussions, and working groups 
highlighting the research and creative work of CLAS faculty, staff, and students around diversity and inclusion.

  Wednesday, November 19 -Topic to be announced, 11am to 12:30pm, Academic Building 1, Room 1401​, *Lunch Served*

 For disability accommodations or if you would like to propose a session, please contact Tracy Kohm,

2014 Denver Campus Faculty Award Honorees
The 2014 Denver campus faculty award winners were honored at a ceremony on September 5, 2014. For more information visit the following link for a listing of both Denver and Anschutz Awardees. 2014 Faculty Awards​ 

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. 

   Check out the CFD Blog​ to keep up with the center's news, activities and programs.

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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