Mentoring Circles

New! In Fall 2022, the CU Denver Center for Faculty Development & Advancement (CFDA) introduces its Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Circles. 

In each Circle, faculty mentees will collaborate with the CFDA and selected faculty mentors. Circles will focus on building skills and knowledge needed to support your professional growth during the first several years of your academic career. Mentors will also seek to build community within the Circle they lead.

Sample topics covered in the Circles' meetings may include:

  • Connecting with the CU Denver community
  • Designing your research agenda
  • Building your teaching skills
  • Designing online sections of courses
  • Choosing service commitments wisely
  • Mentoring networks
  • Celebrating members' accomplishments

Questions? Contact the CFDA at

Workshops for New Faculty

As part of the Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program (ECFMP), the CFDA encourages new faculty to think of their first year as their "Year of Professional Growth." Challenge yourself to attend at least one workshop that meets your professional goals each month. (This is a great practice for experienced faculty who want to challenge ourselves to grow, too!)

Here are some of our favorite sources for faculty-centered training across campus:

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To request more information, please contact the CFDA at: