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​Faculty Focused, Student Focused

Our programs are centered on assisting faculty members be the best educators they can be. 

From a semester long Community of Practice, to the year long ACUE course, or our montlthy Lunch & Learns, we have something for everyone. 

Grants that support your teaching projects and innovations or enhance a faculty member's pedagogical practice.  ​ 

We strive to do our best, so you can do your best.



Join a program today!

Communities of Practice

A Community of Practice meet regularly over the course of a semester to explore specific topics in teaching and learner or professional career development. Faciliated by our very own faculty fellows, or faculty volunteers interested in running a program.


ACUE Courses

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and the University of Colorado Denver, partner to provide our faculty the best resource for teaching their students and helping students succeed. In every ACUE course, faculty learn about and implement the teaching practices that promote student engagement, persistence, and academic success (ACUE, 2020). We now have a micro-credential and a full year long credential course!

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In a relaxed and exploratory environment, faculty will discuss books on a variety of topics, including innovative teaching techniques, learning processes, changes in higher education, academic career matters, and other issues pertinent to higher education. Please join us in person or via Zoom for lively and thought provoking discussions about our featured titles.

Rules of the Game:

  • We provide the books! Once you register, pick up your book or we can drop it off, whichever is easiest.
  • Each book group meets 2 times per month.
  • Each book group will have a facilitator who will structure the readings and keep things moving.
  • You can register by clicking on the links provided on this page.
  • Please try to start reading before the first meeting.

Lunch & Learn

Our Lunch-and-Learn series is designed to provide you with appetizing opportunities to learn about innovations in teaching and discover concrete strategies for academic career success.  These delightful concoctions provide an opportunity for teachers and scholars to become more effective in their work and are infused with plentiful opportunities to meet colleagues from across camps.  Join us for eating and edification on the first Tuesday of each month during the regular academic year.

See our upcoming events on our homepage!

20-Minute Mentors 

On-demand short videos that are designed to answer specific questions related to teaching and learning.  They deliver actionable insights in highly focused 20 minute presentations.  Each month of the academic year two videos will be featured as “must watch” resources.  All of our 20-Minute Mentors will become available 24/7 via the CFD website as we acquire and catalog our new titles.  

20-Minute Mentors Titles and Access


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