Lunch & Learn

Our Lunch & Learn series provides faculty with opportunities to learn about innovations in their professional career, faculty matters, and career advancement. We provide Lunch & Learn opportunities for faculty to engage with others, work together, network, and enjoy lunch all at the same time!

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Previous Sessions

Lunch & Learn: Associate to Full Professor Series: How Do I Know When I'm Ready for Promotion to Full Professor?

After years of working toward [full] professor rank, it’s often heartening to look over your accomplishments in research or creative activities, teaching, and service to see how much you’ve done. Deciding whether you are finally ready to apply for promotion to professor can be a difficult choice, though. This session will help you to make an informed decision about whether you’re ready, or how much longer you need to properly prepare. It will also help you to better envision the road ahead as a professor. This session is designed with tenured associate professors on the Denver Campus in mind. However, all are welcome to participate in this workshop. The session will include plenty of time for discussion.

Session goals:
-Assess whether you are currently ready to apply for promotion to professor, or
-Estimate the number of years of additional preparation you require.
-Consider conversations with chairs, deans, or colleagues that you may wish to have before deciding on your timeline.
-Learn about life as a [full] professor.

Facilitated by Dr. Karen Sobel. Panel: Dr. Tom Altman, Dr. Diana Tomback, and Dr. Scott Bauer. On March 2nd, 2021, click here to view the full session. 

Lunch & Learn: Creating Diversity and Inclusion Statements: For Faculty

As instructors and faculty, you may be thinking about promotion, tenure, or post-tenure review. Perhaps you are considering professional service, where some organizations now require diversity and inclusion statements as part of the application process. Whether for promotion, tenure, post-tenure review, or service, diversity and inclusion statements focus on how your research, teaching, and/or service can advance diversity and inclusion efforts at your university or professional society. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Faculty Development and Advancement want to help with your professional development. We will have guest speakers who can give insight about creating diversity and inclusion statements that speak to your research, teaching, and service. Come learn, take notes, and discuss how to create and polish these statements. Thank you for signing up for this workshop, and we look forward to working with you!

Facilitated by Dr. Ronica Rook with panelist: Dr. Faye Caronan, Dr. Manuel Espinoza, Dr. Dominic Martinez on February 9th, 2021. Click here to watch the video!


Lunch & Learn: What Makes a Great CTT Dossier?

Are you a CTT faculty member who’s planning on going up for promotion? Or are you a new CTT faculty member who's interested in learning more about the promotion process? Join Associate Dean Kathleen Bollard, Associate Professor (CTT) Lindsey Hamilton, Professor (CTT) Jean Scandlyn, and Professor (CTT) Masoud Abadi-Zeydabadi as you start thinking about preparation. Learn how to make a great CTT dossier in terms of content, format, and more.

Facilitated by  Kathleen Bollard and Lindsey Hamilton on November 12th, 2020. Click here to view the full session. 

Lunch and Learn: Tenure and Promotion

Learn about preparing for comprehensive review, tenure, and promotion at the University of Colorado Denver. Discussion topics include making your case for excellence in dossier statements, organizing materials in the years leading up to dossier creation, and more. This session is intended for tenure-track and tenured faculty at the University of Colorado's Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses.

Facilitated by Storm Gloor with panelists: Zhiping Walter, Tom Altman, Jiban Khuntia, Betsy Metzger, and Karen Sobel. 

On October 7th, 2020. Click here to watch the full session.

Lunch & Learn: Practical Mindfulness for Stress: Finding Self-Compassion Every Day

Liz Chamberlain, PhD, Licensed Psychologist from the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center discusses the science behind mindfulness and mindful self-compassion, experience short, easy-to-access exercises during the webinar, and receive take-away tools to help manage stress in different ways.

On October 6th, 2020. Click here for the full video!

Extraordinary Productivity Workshop Series: Five Strategies for Extraordinary Productivity With Debbie Lammers & Kaitlin Norris

Each day brings with it a new wave of urgencies that compete for our attention. Texts, emails, calls, meetings and more, all converge on our already full schedules. The result is a sense of being busy without actually being productive, which leaves people feeling burned out and unfulfilled. The sheer volume of daily distractions threatens our ability to think clearly and to make wise decisions about what is important. The course empowers individuals with clear discernment to avoid distractions and to accomplish the goals that matter most in their professional and personal lives. Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  •  Discern the important from the less important 
  • Identify and utilize a framework of what success looks like in your current role
  • Understand specific tips and tools that can help you plan weekly and daily to execute excellence
  • Learn how to make technology work for you 
  • Learn how to apply simple yet critical ways of increasing energy to make good decisions and feel more accomplished each day

Part 1: September 15th, 2020

Click here to watch part 1.

Part 2: Go for Extraordinary; Don’t Settle for Ordinary,

On October 20th, 2020 Click here to view part 2.

Part 3: Schedule the Big Rocks; Don’t Sort Gravel

On November 18th, 2020. Click here to view part 3.

Part 4: Rule Your Technology; Don't Let it Rule You and Fuel Your Fire; Don't Burn Out

On December 16th, 2020. Click here to watch part 4.