Hosted by the Center for Faculty Development & Advancement (CFDA), New Faculty Orientation gives new faculty an opportunity to connect, get to know their new university, and grow as professionals.

New CU Denver faculty will gather on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 (9:00AM-2:30PM). We will meet in room 2500 of the Student Commons Building.

Fall 2022 Brief Agenda

Please visit this page again closer to August 16th, 2022 to check for updates.


August 16, 2022

8:30-9:00AM: New Faculty gather at 2500 Student Commons Building.

9:00: Welcome from the CFDA. Introduction to CU Denver.

9:30: Welcome from Chancellor Michelle Marks and Provost Constancio Nakuma.

10:00: Round tables with campus leaders.

11:00: Your choice: campus tour or conversation with new colleagues.

12:00: Lunch. (Stay tuned for updates on fun surprises!)

1:00: Mentoring circles: meet your mentor and connect with new colleagues. Begin to plan your professional development for the year ahead.

2:30: Optional: Salsa party with the CFDA (hosted by Los Molinos restaurant)

During Your First Month at CU Denver

  • You will be asked to complete online, asynchronous learning from University of Colorado Human Resources (forthcoming).
  • We encourage you to register for a "Canvas Basics" workshop via the Office of Digital Education to learn more about the Canvas learning management system.

Throughout Your First Year at CU Denver

  • Participate in monthly meetings with an Early-Career Faculty Mentoring Program "Mentoring Circle."
  • We encourage you to join in workshops through the CFDA, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, the Office of Research Services, and other offices across campus to build your professional practice.

Questions? Contact the CFDA at