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Center for Faculty Development &  Advancement

The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement at the University of Colorado Denver supports all faculty in their path toward career advancement, professional development, and dossier support. We provide opportunities for ongoing, intentional renewal of teaching practice and support faculty as they work to build successful academic careers. Explore our website, check our program descriptions, schedules, and join us for one of the events or activities we have planned for this academic year.  ​If you don't see a program you're interested in, visit the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning for more opportunities.

karen sobel headshot.jpgNew Director!

We're excited to announce, Karen Sobel as the new Director for the Center for Faculty Development & Advancement. 

Dr. Karen Sobel earned her B.A. in English degree from Penn State, followed by an M.A. in English and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a Doctor of Education through the University of Colorado at Denver. She is an Associate Professor at the Auraria Library. Her research focuses on factors that motivate undergraduate students’ information-related decision-making.​ Welcome, Karen!


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 Upcoming Programs Fall 2020

 

 Extraordinary Productivity Workshop Mini-Series: Five Strategies for Extraordinary Productivity (Series)

Five Strategies for Extraordinary Productivity

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

Dates: 

  • Tuesday,September 15, 2020 Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Go for Extraordinary, Don’t Settle for Ordinary
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort Gravel
  • ​Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Rule your Technology, Don’t Let it Rule You and Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn out

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Faciliated by Debbie Lammers

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 Keep Your Research Rolling: Online Presentations

Keep Your Research Rolling: Online Presentations​
Date: Wednesday September 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by: Kelly McCusker

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 Faculty Mentoring Program: Learning from Each Other

Learning from Each Other

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Facilitated Karen Sobel & Donna Sobel
Panel: Maryam Darbeheshti, Thorsten Spehn, Summer Cao, & Jane Hansberry.
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 Balancing Meaningful Faculty Service Commitments

Balancing Meaningful Faculty Service Commitments

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Faciliated by Peter Anthamatten
Panel: Vivian Shyu, Sebawit Bishu, Sasha Breger-Bush.

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 Keep Your Research Rolling: Strategies for Maximizing Research Productivity in the Era of COVID

Strategies for Maximizing Research Productivity in the Era of COVID​

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 am -11:15 am
Faciliated by Bryn Harris

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 Keep Your Research Rolling: Promoting Your Research and Measuring Its Impact

Keep Your Research Rolling: Promoting Your Research and Measuring Its Impact​

Date: Wednesday September 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by: Kelly McCusker​

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 Faculty Mentoring Program: After Hours

After Hours

Date: Thursday October 1, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hosted by Karen Sobel and Donna Sobel

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

Practical Mindfulness for Stress: Finding Self-Compassion Every Day

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Facilitated by Elizabeth Chamberlain​
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 Lunch & Learn: Tenure and Promotion

Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Faciliated by Storm Gloor
Panel: Karen Sobel, Zhiping Walter, and more.​
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 Keep Your Research Rolling: Organizing and Exploring Data with Tableau Public

Keep Your Research Rolling: Organizing and Exploring Data with Tableau Public​

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Faciliated by Diane Fritz
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 Keep Your Research Rolling: Narrative Online Presentations Using StoryMaps

Narrative Online Presentations Using Story Maps​

Learn how to easily present your work online in an engaging  and professional format. Scrolling narratives about your research can stand on their own or be used to accompany in-person presentations. Although "map" is in the name and the technology allows for anchoring your story in place, you don't even have to use a map for this to be a useful presentation tool. This workshop will introduce you to the easy-to-use template for building  these great online presentations.

Date: Wednesday November 4, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Faciliated by Diane Fritz
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 Lunch & Learn: What Makes a Great CTT Dossier?

Lunch & Learn: What Makes a Great CTT Dossier?

Are you a CTT faculty member who’s planning on going up for promotion in Spring 2021? Join Associate Dean Kathleen Bollard, Associate Professor (CTT) Lindsey Hamilton and colleagues as you start thinking about preparation. Learn how to make a great CTT dossier in terms of content, format, and more. Bring your questions – you’ll have an opportunity to ask our panelists.  CTT faculty members who will go up for promotion farther in the future are welcome to come and learn, too!

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Panel: Kathleen Bollard, Lindsey Hamilton, Jean Scandlyn, and Masoud Asadi-Zeydabadi.
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 Community of Practice: BIPOC Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Community of Practice: BIPOC Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

BIPOC Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Community of Practice The BIPOC Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Community of Practice offers tenured and tenure-track faculty members of color a safe space for professional learning and conversation. Each meeting will offer group-generated discussion on topics of interest related to retention, tenure, promotion, and other forms of career advancement. This will be followed by open time for conversation and community building. For more information, please contact facilitator Dr. Yang Wang (assistant professor, Art History)or the CFDA.

Date/Time:
Monday, September 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Date/Time:​
Friday, November, 13 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilaited by Yang Wang
Panel: Donna Martinez

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 Community of Practice: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

ODI/CFDA Community of Practice

Dates:
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Thursday​, November 19, 2020
Thursday​, ​December 17, 2020


Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Facilitated by Dominic Martinez & Karen Sobel​


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 Keep Your Research Rolling: Planning Your Scholarly Writing Schedule

Planning Your Scholarly Writing Schedule​

As we approach the fall semester, we find ourselves engaging in a new normal. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies and techniques for managing our research and writing during these times. We will focus on creating a semester-long personal plan, breaking the writing process down into manageable tasks, and creating community around our writing. 


Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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