Past Events

Rescheduled Legal Lunch & Learn – NEW DATE AND ZOOM

Rescheduled Legal Lunch & Learn – NEW DATE AND ZOOM

April 27, 2020 at Zoom

Are you a department chair or academic leader who wants to learn how to navigate management concerns? Are you a faculty member who wants to understand liability and the university’s protection in litigious times? Do you need to know when to pick up the phone for legal advice to navigate a complex university situation? Come learn who to call, about what, and what resources are available.

Faculty UnMeeting

Faculty UnMeeting

April 25, 2020 at Zoom

Are you looking for an informal and casual place to gather with faculty to connect, reflect, share stories and ideas, and find community in this uncertain time? If so, join Dr. Paul Michalec (Faculty Fellow, OTL) and Dr. Laura Sponsler (Resident Scholar – Teaching and Professional Faculty) for a faculty unmeeting on Fridays at 10am, throughout the spring quarter. The goals for this unmeeting are simple: to be together, build new relationships, share teaching stories, and strengthen our community through conversation and reflection. WE invite all DU faculty in all ranks and series to join us for this drop-in session. No agenda. No program. Just an opportunity to log in and be present to your experiences and the stories of your colleagues.

Pathways to Promotion: The Narrative Arc: Mapping Your Tenure, Promotion, or Reappointment Statement

Pathways to Promotion: The Narrative Arc: Mapping Your Tenure, Promotion, or Reappointment Statement

April 23, 2020 at Zoom

The processes of promotion, reappointment, and tenure are consistent drivers of faculty stress, consternation, and insecurity. While faculty accomplishments accrue over years and often emerge through an organic process of growth and scholarly interest, the professional statement provides a strategic opportunity to guide your review committee in their analysis of your work. The statement should highlight important themes, identify patterns of contribution across areas, and offer a general frame for interpreting the breadth of your achievements. In short, it’s your opportunity to tell the powerful story of your work. This workshop will offer strategies for shaping myriad faculty accomplishments into a cohesive structure that will present a strong case for tenure, promotion, or reappointment.

Faculty UnMeeting

Faculty UnMeeting

April 18, 2020 at Zoom

Are you looking for an informal and casual place to gather with faculty to connect, reflect, share stories and ideas, and find community in this uncertain time? If so, join Dr. Paul Michalec (Faculty Fellow, OTL) and Dr. Laura Sponsler (Resident Scholar - Teaching and Professional  Faculty) for a faculty unmeeting on Fridays at 10am, throughout the spring quarter. The goals for this unmeeting are simple: to be together, build new relationships, share teaching stories, and strengthen our community through conversation and reflection. WE invite all DU faculty in all ranks and series to join us for this drop-in session. No agenda. No program. Just an opportunity to log in and be present to your experiences and the stories of your colleagues.

Faculty UnMeeting

Faculty UnMeeting

April 11, 2020 at Zoom

Are you looking for an informal and casual place to gather with faculty to connect, reflect, share stories and ideas, and find community in this uncertain time? If so, join Dr. Paul Michalec (Faculty Fellow, OTL) and Dr. Laura Sponsler (Resident Scholar - Teaching and Professional  Faculty) for a faculty unmeeting on Fridays at 10am, throughout the spring quarter. The goals for this unmeeting are simple: to be together, build new relationships, share teaching stories, and strengthen our community through conversation and reflection. WE invite all DU faculty in all ranks and series to join us for this drop-in session. No agenda. No program. Just an opportunity to log in and be present to your experiences and the stories of your colleagues.

Chairs and Directors Huddle

Chairs and Directors Huddle

April 7, 2020 at Zoom

The goal of the huddle is to support chairs and directors by providing the tools needed to navigate their roles especially during this time of sustained crisis. Join your colleagues Mike Keables (NSM) and Annette Stott to share concerns and draw solutions from the collective wisdom of the attendees and to ask questions and offer real-time feedback with the Provost’s Office. The Chair Advisory Board (CAB), one of the Symposium Implementation Initiatives, is sponsoring and facilitating this event.

Faculty Career Advancement: Promotion to Full: Debunking Myths and Envisioning Advancement Workshop

Faculty Career Advancement: Promotion to Full: Debunking Myths and Envisioning Advancement Workshop

February 27, 2020 at Chambers Center 190

The path to tenure is well-worn, and the “up-or-out” culture makes the timeline unambiguous. Promotion to full is often shrouded in more mystery with variation in both the path and the timeline. Diversity in faculty representation also decreases across stage, with inequities that begin long before receipt of an advanced degree accumulating, sometimes exponentially. This loss of diverse perspectives among full professors results in enormous costs to individuals, units, administration, and the students and communities we collaborate with and serve. In this 2-hour workshop, we bring together a diverse panel of recently promoted full professors from different units across campus to share their struggles and successes in challenging myths and envisioning themselves as full. We are dedicated teacher-scholars, we serve, and we are people who balance and blend personal and professional obligations. We will first share panelists’ experiences and then work in small groups to support partic...

Provost Faculty Senate Reception

Provost Faculty Senate Reception

February 20, 2020 at AAC 290

At the Provost Faculty Senate Reception, committee members will be present to discuss data with colleagues as part of the COACHE townhall. Come learn about the new Faculty Data Governance Structure and COACHE survey results and engage with your peers on diving into what all this means moving forward for faculty life and change initiatives.

Faculty Voice in Space Initiative

Faculty Voice in Space Initiative

October 11, 2019 at Chambers Center 290

About twenty faculty attended a design session to create a prototype of a faculty lounge for the new DU Community Commons and walk the site to see where the lounge will be located. Additionally, 130 faculty completed a survey communicating their desires for the new lounge. This feedback was incorporated into the room design and furniture selection specs for the new space.

CONTACT VPFA

We would love to hear from you, your office, and/or faculty within your departments to learn more about your unit, and to hear hopes and concerns of faculty.