Jumpstart your knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with Open Educational Resources by participating in this seven-step hybrid professional development pathway.
Get your writing back on track with our Writing Retreats. Faculty are able to meet with other faculty members, learn from one of our faculty fellows, and will have the opportunity to learn strategies to maximize their writing time and effort.
Our Writing Retreats are more than just writing, they are an engaging session with faculty who are interested in improving their writing skills, and taking the time to get it done. Gain useful tips and apply them "write away"!
Faculty love these retreats and typically attend multiple retreats in the year. If you're interested, check out our upcoming Writing Retreats and register before they fill up.
Thursday Threads are bi-monthly organized discussions about
teaching and learning. Each session is
organized around a central question about teaching and learning and/or teaching technology and is
facilitated by a CFD Teaching Fellow and/or a featured faculty member. Faculty members participate by joining a
pre-arranged Zoom meeting or by coming to the CFD Conference Room (320
LSC). Thursday Threads happen on the
first and third Thursday of each month.
Thursday Threads Topics and Dates4
The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) Course in Effective Teaching Practice is an online course that prepares college instructors to use research-based techniques that are shown to help students succeed.
In a relaxed
and exploratory environment, faculty will discuss books on a variety of topics,
including innovative teaching techniques, learning processes, changes in higher
education, academic career matters, and other issues pertinent to higher
education. Please join us in person or via Zoom for
lively and thought provoking discussions about our featured titles.
Books@Work Titles and Dates3
Our Lunch-and-Learn series is designed to provide you with
appetizing opportunities to learn about innovations in teaching and discover
concrete strategies for academic career success. These delightful concoctions provide an opportunity for teachers and scholars to become more effective in
their work and are infused with plentiful opportunities to meet colleagues from
across camps. Join us for eating and
edification on the first Tuesday of each month during the regular academic
Lunch & Learn Events6
Pedagogy Enhancement Groups (PEGs) are faculty who participate in semester-long collective inquiry and action research to enhance their skills as educators and improve the learning of their students. Each PEG focuses on a particular pedagogical topic (e.g., active learning techniques, course design, experiential learning).
PEGs forming now.1
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. Each
month of the academic year two videos will be featured as “must watch”
resources. All of our 20-Minute Mentors will become available 24/7 via the CFD website as we acquire and catalog our new titles.
20-Minute Mentors Titles and Access7
This series highlights the best in teaching
and research at the University of Colorado Denver. This year, the CFD will host two Spotlight on
Excellence events. One of our Spotlight sessions
will feature inspiring teaching. Our
second event will put exciting researchers in the limelight. Each session features brief, engaging
presentations by featured faculty followed by lively, informal discussions with
colleagues across disciplines.
Spotlight on Excellence Events 2
Our Faculty Mentoring Program is designed to provide
supportive relationships and experienced guidance for faculty around all
aspects of academic life and help acclimate faculty as they adjust to a new
environment or role. Our well-respected,
experienced mentors provide important advice and support on issues that are
central to your success. Our Faculty Mentoring Program
is open to all faculty, including
both non-tenure track and tenure-track faculty, full-time and part-time.
Faculty Mentoring Events10
Nanocourses are intensive mini-courses focused on complex
pedagogical topics that provide you the opportunity to learn about and apply
new teaching strategies and skills to your own work. Nanocourses typically meet
for 6-8 hours over a two or three-day period.
Nannocourses Offered This Academic Year5
The Center for Faculty Development is home to several Communities of Practice (CoP). Participants meet regularly over the course of a semester to explore specific topics in teaching and learner or professional career development.
Document the work that you do as a professional to advance
your career by joining the CFD professional development Badging Academy (BA). We will award digital badges for the Professional Development events and activities in which you
participate. These badges will help you to demonstrate your commitment to
your own professional development and can be used in your annual review or
tenure/promotion dossier. At the end of the academic year, faculty who have
earned 10 or more badge points will be awarded a Mega Badge Certificate for
Awesome Performance in Professional Development. In short, the BA is BA.
See what the Badging Academy is all about.
The first year as a new faculty at any university can be both challenging and overwhelming. The First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE) is a program intended to provide additional support and development opportunities for new faculty at CU Denver in order to make the transition much more comfortable. We’d love for you to join our Center for Faculty Development FYFE group.Learn More about FYFE13
Join us as we celebrate great teaching at UC Denver! The Celebration of Teaching is both a
professional development and networking opportunity that takes place at the end of the Spring semester. At the Celebration, distinguished teachers
from across the university showcase recent classroom innovations and share
personal insights about why teaching matters. Designed to be fun and informal,
the Celebration will initiate conversations that continue during the social
hour that follows the event.
Celebration of Teaching 8
The NCFDD is an online resource that provides you with access to programs that support your success in the academy. Webinars, writing challenges, and multi-week courses focus on research and writing productivity, professional connections and integration, establishing mentoring relationships and more. 16
Cafe Pedagogique (Cafe Ped) is a lively discussion of teaching and learning in a friendly and relaxed environment with access to caffeinated beverages and snacks.