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Center for Faculty Development

Faculty Fellows Program

Center for Faculty Development Faculty Fellows work with colleagues who are striving to grow in their roles as teachers and scholars.  Over the course of a two-year appointment, a CFD Fellow plays a leadership role in CFD programming, develops and leads a faculty development project of their own, and serves as a liaison between the CFD and faculty.  Faculty Fellows come from all schools/colleges and collectively they provide the experience, creativity, and energy that helps support ongoing renewal and innovation of faculty work at CU Denver.

CFD Faculty Fellows:

  • Serve in a leadership role by facilitating CFD programs.
  • Develop a faculty development project that addresses the needs of their school/college.
  • Support strategic university-wide teaching/learning initiatives like HIPs.
  • Serve as advocates for CFD activities and communicate about programs to faculty.
  • Develop and participate in CFD program over a two-year term.


  • $2,000/year professional development stipend.
  • Up to $1,500 to attend a conference related to CFD work.
  • Meet and learn with faculty from across campus.
  • Serve a leadership role by facilitating CFD programs.
  • Participate in scholarly activity in the area of teaching/learning or academic career development with the possibility of publication or presentation.
  • Supportive mentorship by CFD staff and other Faculty Fellows on project development. 

Eligible Faculty:

  • CFD Faculty Fellows come from all schools/colleges.
  • Full-time faculty (tenure-track, tenured, and non-tenure track).

Time Commitment/Expectations:
  • CFD Fellows serve for a two-year appointment.
  • Lead/facilitate at least one CFD regular program each year.
  • Develop/implement faculty development project by the end of the second year of appointment.
  • Participate in regular Faculty Fellow gatherings to discuss projects and CFD work.
  • Serve as CFD representative to departments/schools/colleges and communicate with these constituencies about CFD programs.
  • Provide input and perspective about faculty needs to CFD.

Applications Due:  Friday, April 21, 2017 (11:59 pm)

The application asks you to identify the project topics on which are interested in working and to write 300 words or less about why you would like to be a CFD Faculty Fellow.

Project Topics 

To complete the application you will be asked to choose the topics on which you may be interested in working and you will be asked to submit a brief statement (<300 words) about why you want to be a CFD Faculty Fellow or explain ideas that you have for your your project.


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