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The Office of Faculty Affairs provides a wide variety of assistance to faculty, associate deans, deans, chairs, and other constituents on matters related to faculty processes, academic policies, awards and events, and other issues.

  • The office assists with faculty personnel matters on the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses.
  • The office organizes and hosts campus recognition events for faculty.

The Office of Faculty Affairs includes the following centers and programs:


Faculty Success Centers

The University of Colorado Denver supports three distinct offices that provide innovative high-quality programs, resources and services designed to help faculty achieve rank and career advancement, develop their teaching and learning expertise, and accelerate research endeavors and opportunities.


The Center for Faculty Development and Advancement (CFDA)

The CFDA provides programs, resources and services that support faculty as they work toward rank advancement, grow as leaders in their departments, communities and fields, and thrive as members of the University community.  The CFDA provides funding for tenure-track faculty members, a faculty mentoring program, tenure and promotion sessions, dossier development support, a library of successful dossier models, professional development programs, and communities of practice.


The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)

The CETL enhances excellence in undergraduate and graduate education through the development of faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices. The center promotes university teaching that helps students learn, persist, succeed, and ultimately graduate and works to foster the use of evidence-based educational strategies that have been demonstrated to foster learning and improve academic outcomes for students.


Office of Research Services (ORS)

ORS is the overarching faculty development component of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. ORS provides faculty development resources that enhance faculty research and creative work, proposal support for sponsored project grant and contract applications, and helps publicize research and creative work. The Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) andThe Creative Research Collaborative (CRC) are housed within ORS. ORDE focuses services on supporting faculty success in external funding while CRC fosters interdisciplinary research on the Denver Campus.