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First Year Faculty Experience

The first year as a new faculty at any university can be both challenging and overwhelming. 

The First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE) is a program intended to provide additional support and development opportunities for new faculty at CU Denver in order to make the transition much more comfortable. We’d love for you to join our Center for Faculty Development FYFE group.

New Faculty Orientation is a great way to get started and provides much information.  With FYFE we aim to provide experiences beyond Orientation and throughout the year that provide additional resources and networking opportunities. The program is available to ALL faculty new to CU Denver. The only cost is your time, and we will ensure that it is well spent.  We’ll also be conscious of your busy schedule. Meetings will be only once each month, and for each session, we’ll provide at least two start times in order to accommodate those who teach earlier or later in the day. Here’s a sampling of the participation options for FYFE:


We will meet several times throughout the year to simply hang out (at a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, campus event, etc.)

Learning Sessions

There will be several learning sessions throughout the year, including:

  • Group teaching observation of a class session.
  • Discussions with student support administrators.
  • Discussions with experts on promoting student success.
  • On-demand topics based on participant's needs and feedback.

Submit an application today!


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