About Us

We support faculty with the tools necessary to become the best educator and teacher can be and ensure student success. We know student success begins with faculty success, and that's what we do, support faculty to be the best educator they can be. 

With a strong commitment to honoring the interconnectedness of teaching and learning, CETL works to foster the use of evidence-based educational strategies that have been demonstrated to foster learning and improve academic outcomes for students.  

We provide support to CU Denver faculty looking to better themselves as educators, no matter their experience level. We help lecturers in our vital core courses learn how to master their lecture hall course with hundreds of students, to assist an expert educator in refining their syllabus to better help students.

Guiding Principles and Values

We believe...

  • faculty care deeply about student learning and want to be the best teachers they can be
  • striving for excellence in teaching is an iterative and scholarly process that spans the faculty career
  • promoting teaching and learning excellence requires a dual focus on efficacy and innovation
  • faculty welcome opportunities for cross-disciplinary conversations about teaching, learning, and professional growth
  • faculty enjoy sharing their effective, innovative teaching approaches and discovering research on teaching and learning
  • sustained learning communities and peer networks provide excellent vehicles for fostering deep reflection, innovation, and connection
  • when teaching and research are interconnected, they enrich each other

Goals & Objectives 

  • fostering student learning through creative, innovative, inclusive, and research-based approaches, assessments, and technologies
  • promoting a faculty culture of life-long learning and commitment to effective and excellent teaching in every stage of their careers
  • advancing and translating the scholarship of teaching and learning for the classroom and beyond
  • building and nurturing cross-disciplinary communities for scholarly exchange around learning and teaching
  • supporting the cultivation of inclusive curricula and classroom environments
  • building institutional capacity for supporting excellence in teaching and learning  

Contact Information

We work both online as well as in the office. Please make sure to contact us before stopping by so we can make sure a representative is available so we can best meet your needs.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to support the health and safety of our campus and community!

Contact Information & Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. (Includes remote and in-person hours)
  • Email: CETL@ucdenver.edu (email is best)
  • Phone: (303) 315-3032


We are located on the Faculty Success floor (third floor) in the new Learning Commons wing of the City Heights Residence Hall building across 12th street from the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center and the Student Commons Building on Larimer Street. View the Campus Map.


Land Acknowledgement

We humbly acknowledge that the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus is located on the traditional and contemporary homelands of Indigenous peoples. Our campus resides on unceded lands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Ute, Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, Lakota, Pueblo, and Shoshone Nations people. We recognize the enduring presence of more than 40,000 Indigenous peoples in the greater Denver area. The sprawling urban American Indian and Alaska Native presence in Denver consists of other tribes native to Colorado such as Apache, Comanche, Shoshone, and Ute community members yet is now home to numerous other Indigenous people from many of the 560 plus federally recognized tribes in this country.


Together, we acknowledge the history of genocide and ongoing systemic inequities while respecting treaties made on this territory as a step towards reconciliation and strengthening relationships with Indigenous peoples. We give thanks to the past, present, and future stewards of this land and respect all tribal nations’ sovereignty and right to self-determination. We recognize the lessons, including many medical and public health lessons Indigenous communities have offered and continue to teach us.