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Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs Processes and Forms. For a specific policy, use the quick links on the left.

Category Academic/Faculty Process
Annual Merit Evaluations and Salary Increases

University of Colorado APS - Performance Ratings for Faculty

Denver campus faculty including (Sr) Research Associates, (Sr) PRAs and (Sr) Instructors complete the Faculty Report of Professional Activities form. (Lecturers are reviewed for academic year reappointment instead of annual evaluations for merit.)

Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, except (Sr) Research Associate/PRAs: forms developed by each school/college.  Anschutz Medical Campus (Sr) Research Associates/PRAs: RA/PRA Annual Performance Evaluation form.

Appeals/Grievance Processes

Faculty members have access to school/college/library processes and procedures. In addition, the Ombuds Office and the Faculty Council Privilege and Tenure Committee offer avenues for faculty members to seek advice and/or file grievances.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes Office of Assessment
Bylaws The guidelines, references and checklist for developing and revising college, school, library and department faculty bylaws can be found here.​
Clinical Teaching Track CU Denver Policy 1022, Clinical Teaching Track Faculty Appointments and Dossier preparation checklist.
Curriculum Development and Oversight

Curriculum development and oversight is the responsibility of the faculty members in each academic program.

On the Denver Campus, there also is a Core Curriculum Oversight Committee, charged with approving courses for inclusion in the undergraduate core curriculum (required of all undergraduate students) and ensuring that the core courses deliver the approved curricula.

Distinguished Professor Nomination Process

Nominations for Distinguished Professor are due in the Chancellor’s Office by April 1st each year.

Visit List of Distinguished Professors for a current list of University of Colorado Distinguished Professors.

Faculty Awards

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus - Faculty Awards​

Faculty Development and Mentoring

Center for Faculty Development (CFD)

Faculty Housing Assistance Program (FHAP)

University of Colorado Denver faculty members apply to this University of Colorado program as directed by the President’s office.

Faculty Report of Professional Activities (FRPA) Faculty Report of Professional Activities online reporting.
Graduate Faculty Appointments

The Graduate School Rules for University of Colorado Denver address requirements for Graduate Faculty appointments for the programs that fall within the auspices of the Graduate School.

International Programs

Office of International Affairs

New Faculty Orientation

On the Denver Campus, New Faculty Orientation is sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development during the week before classes begin in August; all new faculty members (tenure-track and non-tenure-track) must attend. An online version of New Faculty Orientation is also available.

New Program Approval

The Office of Academic Planning oversees the development of new degree proposals and shepherds them through the review and approval processes at University of Colorado Denver. 

Ombuds Services

Ombuds Office 

One-sixth Rule

Most University of Colorado Denver schools and colleges are governed by the 1/6th Rule.  The approval form for the denver campus: Annual Declaration of Consulting Activities by a Faculty Member. 

Parental and Family Medical Leave with Tenure Clock Stoppage

If a leave request includes a tenure clock stoppage, approval is needed by the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, and Chancellor.  Click here for templates for Parental Leave with Tenure Clock Stoppage and Tenure Clock Stoppage (without leave).

Post-Tenure Reviews & Performance Improvement Agreements 

Post-tenure reviews at CU Denver are conducted in accordance with the University of Colorado APS (1022) and CU Denver policies (1050).  For faculty members who receive a “below expectations” rating in the annual merit evaluation or as a result of post-tenure review, the APS 1022 guides the development of Performance Improvement Agreements (PIAs). Following are templates for PIAs and Development Plans.

Primary Unit Criteria for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP)

Click here for the most recent PUC Criteria for all colleges and departments.  

Prior Service Credit Years of prior service credit must be negotiated at the time of hiring and must be included in the letter of offer.  A separate prior service agreement form must be signed by the faculty member, and approved by the chair, dean, and provost.
Professional Plans

Professional Plan form for the Denver Campus faculty members.

Tenure, and
Promotion Process
Sabbatical Approvals

All faculty, on both campuses, complete and submit the Sabbatical Application Form 9-12a 2.8.18.pdfSabbatical Application Form

Shared/Joint Appointments

CU Denver developed Guidelines and Checklist for Joint Appointments of Faculty 

Support for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members

CU Denver has a formal organization for NTTF: the CU Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors (UCDALI).

Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee - Denver Campus

Denver campus Vice Chancellor's Advisory Committee Bylaws 


Office of Faculty Affairs and Undergraduate Enrichment

Phone: 303-315-2100 • Susannah McGuire: 303-315-2107

Street Address: 1380 Lawrence St. #1400 • Denver, CO 80214

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