Center for Faculty Development & Advancement

We support all faculty in their professional lives at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

We strive to support faculty to create an interdisciplinary community of faculty focused on scholarship and professional growth. We enhance faculty success in earning promotion and tenure, progressing in rank, growth as leaders in their department, and faculty's experience on our campus. We offer resources, programs, and services to best support faculty in their career, and in work/life balance associated with life as a scholar. 

Explore our website, check our program descriptions, schedules, and join us for one of the events or activities we have planned this academic year. ‚Äč

CFDA Strategic Planning

As we in the CFDA prepare to create our next Strategic Plan, we'd like to share all of the progress we've made in 2021-22.

View our Executive Summary of Growth: CFDA Strategic Plan 2021-22.


CFDA Hours

The CFDA operates from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.

In-person hours: From 9:00-3:00 Monday through Thursday, we are available both in person and online.

Virtual hours: From 3:00-5:00 Monday through Thursday and 9:00-5:00 Friday, we are available online.

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Upcoming Programs

Associate to Full Professor Series: How Will I Know When I'm Ready for Promotion?

| 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.
Facilitators: Karen Sobel. Panel: Tom Altman, Scott Bauer, Diana Tomback. 
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