Past Events

Events

Write in Place Fridays

Write in Place Fridays

July 30, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Also known as “write-on-site” or “shut-up-and-write,” these low structure events let us write together with others and receive support. We start and end each session with a short check-in, but the bulk of the time is for you to use to reach your goals (and eat snacks!). The zoom link is: https://udenver.zoom.us/j/85715798696.  Every Wednesday (11-1)

Write in Place Wednesdays

Write in Place Wednesdays

July 28, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Also known as “write-on-site” or “shut-up-and-write,” these low structure events let us write together with others and receive support. We start and end each session with a short check-in, but the bulk of the time is for you to use to reach your goals (and eat snacks!). The zoom link is: https://udenver.zoom.us/j/85715798696.  Every Wednesday (11-1)

New Faculty Orientation Pt.1

New Faculty Orientation Pt.1

July 21, 2021 at AAC 345 (Office of Teaching and Learning Conference Room) | Event, New Faculty

In person, Office of Teaching and Learning Conference Room in the Anderson Academic Commons (Library). We’ll begin with a casual, campus walk, and then faculty will have the opportunity to learn about DU’s resources, expectations around appointment, tenure, and promotion, and to discuss faculty life with peers. (All content will be shared in a remote resource

Academic, Organize Thyself: Tools and Tips for an Organized Scholarly Life

Academic, Organize Thyself: Tools and Tips for an Organized Scholarly Life

June 16, 2021 at Zoom | Event

By popular demand, an additional “Sustainable Strategies Workshop Series” with Dr. Brandy Simula. In this workshop, participants learn concrete tools and strategies for organizing email, materials, and files related research and scholarship. The workshop focuses on introducing both practical tools and free or no-cost software that supports academic organization, including both paper and digital materials.

The Heart of Higher Education 2021: Rooted and Reaching 

The Heart of Higher Education 2021: Rooted and Reaching 

June 16, 2021 - June 18, 2021 | Event

We want to give you advanced notice of this three-day virtual event in June organized by Parker J. Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal. You will join with Palmer and other educators  to “explore the challenges of creating effective learning opportunities in the midst of pandemics–the world, society, and the heart–while remaining faithful to the

Strategic Plan Summer!

Strategic Plan Summer!

June 8, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Do you often start summer with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this summer? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life? This workshop will help you identify your personal and

Spring Provost Conference Virtual Luncheon Series: Advancing Teaching Excellence: A Conversation About Recognizing, Evaluating, and Rewarding Teaching Across Rank and Series

Spring Provost Conference Virtual Luncheon Series: Advancing Teaching Excellence: A Conversation About Recognizing, Evaluating, and Rewarding Teaching Across Rank and Series

May 18, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Please join us for a discussion on the what, why, and how of transforming teaching evaluations to advance our institution’s educational mission. We will be hosting a discussion with three change leaders who have promoted and studied the advancement of more scholarly approaches to teaching evaluation on their campuses and nationally. The discussion will range

Think and Drink 8: How Can We Go Beyond Student Evaluations to Gather Evidence of Teaching Excellence?

Think and Drink 8: How Can We Go Beyond Student Evaluations to Gather Evidence of Teaching Excellence?

May 14, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Co-Hosted by Dr. Barbekka Hurtt, Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Appetizer: “Survey of 12 strategies to Measure Teaching Effectiveness“ by Ronald Berk from International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Suggested Pairing: Milk Tea Boba Still Hungry?: Evaluating Teaching in a Scholarly Manner: A model and call for an evidence-based, departmentally-defined approach to

Think and Drink 7: How Can Departments Transform How We Evaluate Teaching and Why Might They Want To?

Think and Drink 7: How Can Departments Transform How We Evaluate Teaching and Why Might They Want To?

May 12, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Co-Hosted by Dr. Jared Del Rosso, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology Appetizer: “A Department-Level Cultural Change Project: Transforming the Evaluation of Teaching” by Noah Finkelstein, Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, Gabriela Weaver, & Ann E. Austin from CU Boulder White Paper on the “Teaching Quality Framework” Suggested Pairing: Denver Beer Co’s Crimson Goals Red Ale Still Hungry?: ‘Valid’ Student

Preparing and Revising Academic Manuscripts

Preparing and Revising Academic Manuscripts

May 10, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Drawing on her own experience publishing numerous academic articles and book chapters, as well as her experience as a reviewer and editor of several special issues and edited volumes and as incoming Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Positive Sexuality, Dr. Simula shares strategies for preparing academic manuscripts, identifying potential manuscript homes, communicating with editors, and

Think and Drink 6: How Can and Is DU Responding to the “Long-Tail” of COVID

Think and Drink 6: How Can and Is DU Responding to the “Long-Tail” of COVID

April 30, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Co-Hosted by Dr. Deb Ortega, Professor Graduate School of Social Work; and Director, Latinx Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship Appetizer: Reading: “Keeping Covid from Sidelining Equity” by Joya Misra, Dessie Clark & Ethel L. Mickey from Inside Higher Ed; DU Covid Accommodations Motions Suggested Pairing: Americano from Kaladi Still Hungry?: “Reflections on Institutional Equity for Faculty in Response

Think And Drink 5: How Do Workload Inequities Connect to Institutional Responses to COVID

Think And Drink 5: How Do Workload Inequities Connect to Institutional Responses to COVID

April 28, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Co-Hosted By Dr. Jenn Bellamy, Associate Dean & Professor Graduate School of Social Work Appetizer:  “Gender and Racialized Perceptions of Faculty Workloads” by Joya Misra, Alexandra Kuvaeva, KerryAnn O’Meara, Dawn Kiyoe Culpepper, & Audrey Jaeger from Gender & Society Suggested Pairing:  Old Fashioned Still hungry?: Check out the UMass ADVANCE website to learn more about Joya Misra and

Crafting the Narrative Arc: Mapping Your Tenure, Promotion, or Reappointment Statement

Crafting the Narrative Arc: Mapping Your Tenure, Promotion, or Reappointment Statement

April 22, 2021 at Zoom | Event

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

Scenario-Based Virtual Training: Creating Inclusive Campus Climates for Chairs and Directors

Scenario-Based Virtual Training: Creating Inclusive Campus Climates for Chairs and Directors

April 20, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Join current and former DU chairs and directors for a faculty-developed, scenario-based workshop designed to support an inclusive campus climate. The workshop’s developers, as well as subject experts from relevant departments like the Office of Teaching and Learning, Title IX/Equal Opportunity (EEO), Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI), will facilitate small group discussions, followed

Spring Provost Conference Virtual Luncheon Series: The Post-Pandemic University

Spring Provost Conference Virtual Luncheon Series: The Post-Pandemic University

April 15, 2021 | Event

As we prepare to return to a new normal this fall, the Spring Provost Conference Virtual Luncheon Series invites national experts like KerryAnn O’Meara and Joya Misra to campus to think together about how we as a university want to imagine and enact the post-pandemic university. This series offers time and space for us to

Virtual Provost Luncheon: The Post-Pandemic Professoriate: Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design

Virtual Provost Luncheon: The Post-Pandemic Professoriate: Equity-Minded Faculty Workloads by Design

April 15, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Many faculty experience dissatisfaction with their workloads and perceive an increased workload and challenges in work-life integration. Colleagues lack information about how work is divided and the workloads of their peers. Departments rarely engage in a transparent process for assigning workload commitments and this can be amplified across faculty rank and series. The unequal distribution

Project Management for Academics

Project Management for Academics

April 12, 2021 at Zoom | Event

In this interactive workshop, attendees learn the basic principles, concepts, and tools of project management and how to apply those to academic projects, from dissertations to books to course design and preparation and beyond. Focusing on project management techniques that maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing burnout, rework, and overwhelm, this workshop provides concrete strategies

Think and Drink Event 4: What Could Addressing Workload Look Like at DU?

Think and Drink Event 4: What Could Addressing Workload Look Like at DU?

April 9, 2021 at Zoom | Event

VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will prepare us to welcome Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, a leader in the field of workload equity research,

Think and Drink Event 3: What Are Concrete Strategies for Addressing Workload Inequity?

Think and Drink Event 3: What Are Concrete Strategies for Addressing Workload Inequity?

April 7, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Co-hosted by Ryan Gildersleeve, Professor of Higher Education and Associate Dean Morgridge College of Education VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will

If I Knew Then What I Know Now Panel: Tips and Tricks for New Faculty

If I Knew Then What I Know Now Panel: Tips and Tricks for New Faculty

April 6, 2021 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

This panel is designed for faculty in their first year or so at DU. Panel members in their second year and beyond will share practical strategies that new faculty members can implement immediately that have made the difference in their approach to research, teaching, or service, strategies that new faculty members can implement immediately. After

Think and Drink Event 2: How Does Workload Inequity Develop?

Think and Drink Event 2: How Does Workload Inequity Develop?

April 2, 2021 at Zoom | Event

VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will prepare us to welcome Dr. KerryAnn O’Meara, a leader in the field of workload equity research,

Think and Drink Event 1: What Are Core Workload Issues?

Think and Drink Event 1: What Are Core Workload Issues?

March 31, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Co-hosted by Dr. Hava Gordon, Associate Professor and Academic Advisor, Department of Sociology & Criminology. VPFA Think and Drink: A chance to connect with colleagues virtually around snack-sized readings related to workload equity and the upcoming Provost’s conference on the Post-Pandemic University.  We offer a four-week series of conversations starting on March 31st  which will

Developing and Running a Research Agenda and Publication Pipeline

Developing and Running a Research Agenda and Publication Pipeline

March 31, 2021 at Zoom | Event

In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn strategies for developing an intentional, focused research agenda and tools for developing a realistic publication pipeline and timeline. The workshop will address how to build a research agenda that moves forward multiple projects in different phases of research (e.g. development, data collection, drafting, revising), how to effectively manage

Every Term Needs a Plan

Every Term Needs a Plan

March 31, 2021 at Zoom | Event

Do you often start the term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this term? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this term? This workshop will help you identify

Seasonal Scholarship Refresher

Seasonal Scholarship Refresher

March 30, 2021 at Zoom | Event

This interactive workshop is designed for those who attended the Seasonal Scholarship Retreat facilitated by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., on January 6th, 2021. The “Refresher” version reunites the group to check in on our progress (or struggles!) to move towards goals in 2021. Dr. Campbell is back to help us reflect on how we might adjust

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

March 29, 2021 at Zoom | Event

The Seasonal Scholarship Retreat, facilitated by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., is an opportunity for academics to hit the reset button to achieve a creative and productive scholarship season. Together we will reflect on your goals and values as a creative and scholar, reflect on your research pipelines and projects, and create personalized structures for you to realize

A Workshop for Department Chairs: Productively Resolving Conflict

A Workshop for Department Chairs: Productively Resolving Conflict

March 5, 2021 | Event

Facilitated by Amit Mrig and Gary Meyer, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Marquette University This session is devoted to resolving conflict and will help participants learn about their own tendencies and approaches to conflict management through a validated diagnostic instrument. Workshop participants will better understand the situational nature of conflicts and the need to remain flexible

Creating and Sustaining Your Mentoring Network

Creating and Sustaining Your Mentoring Network

February 22, 2021 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

In this interactive workshop, participants will develop an understanding of how mentoring can help advance their scholarly and/or professional goals and contribute to personal and professional flourishing. The workshop is focused on how to develop a mentoring network, including identifying one’s areas of mentoring needs, understanding the distinctions among advisors, mentors, and sponsors, identifying and

Cultivating Personal and Professional Flourishing as an Academic

Cultivating Personal and Professional Flourishing as an Academic

February 17, 2021 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

In this interactive workshop, participants will identify their core values and learn how to use those values to set goals, and develop their academic mission and vision. Participants will identify practices and strategies for developing and sustaining work-life balance and holistic well-being while enhancing professional productivity and achievement. Attendees will learn about the common limiting

Supporting Teaching and Professional Faculty: An Institutional Priority

Supporting Teaching and Professional Faculty: An Institutional Priority

February 5, 2021 at Zoom | Event

  Join Provost Clark, Vice Provost Willink, and Resident Scholar for Teaching and Professional Faculty (TPF) Laura Sponsler to discuss the findings and recommendations of the TPF White Paper: “Institutionalizing a Culture of Respect for Teaching and Professional Faculty.” Following a discussion of the paper and current trends in higher education, the session will feature

Approaching Retirement Faculty Panel: Emerita/us Faculty

Approaching Retirement Faculty Panel: Emerita/us Faculty

January 21, 2021 at Zoom | Event

DU’s first emerita/us faculty panel will take place on Thursday, January 21st at 4:00 pm. Chaired by former Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and organized by the Tenure-Track Faculty MOARS committee, it will feature Emerita/us Professors: Bill Cross, Morgridge College of Education Margaret Whitt, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Art Jones, College of Arts, Humanities &

Symposium Celebration: Creating Collaborative Department Cultures and Chairs

Symposium Celebration: Creating Collaborative Department Cultures and Chairs

January 8, 2021 at Zoom | Event

We invite you to join us along with Provost Mary Clark to learn about the faculty-led Creating Collaborative Department Cultures and Chairs initiative on January 8th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Our DU faculty colleagues will share a year-end update on their efforts as part of the symposium implementation committees and we will discuss how these initiatives will continue moving

Winter: New Faculty Onboarding

Winter: New Faculty Onboarding

January 8, 2021 | Event

Welcome, new faculty! Faculty who have joined the DU community since August 2020, or who were hired earlier but missed the August orientation, are invited to attend the Winter New Faculty Onboarding session on Friday, January 8th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Offered in collaboration with the Office of Teaching and Learning and Human

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

Seasonal Scholarship Retreat

January 6, 2021 at Zoom | Event

The Seasonal Scholarship Retreat, facilitated by Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., is an opportunity for academics to hit the reset button to achieve a creative and productive scholarship season. Together we will reflect on your goals and values as a creative and scholar, reflect on your research pipelines and projects, and create personalized structures for you to

Every Term Needs a Plan

Every Term Needs a Plan

December 17, 2020 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

Do you often start the term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this term? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this term? This workshop will help you identify

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal

December 4, 2020 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

For many academics, a book manuscript is key to earning tenure and establishing a scholarly identity. However, the path to academic book publishing can often be confusing, nebulous, and filled with scary myths and misperceptions. This workshop focuses on helping you to take the first steps toward getting your project into print. In this workshop,

Research at DU Update

Research at DU Update

November 5, 2020 at Zoom | Event

Please join Senior Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Education Corinne Lengsfeld, along with the entire ORSP team, for an update on research at DU as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

Faculty Learning Community: Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success

Faculty Learning Community: Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success

October 30, 2020 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

The inaugural session of the Faculty Learning Community (FLC): Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success was attended by 20 faculty. The purpose of the session was to begin building a community of teaching-scholars, identify the diversity of work settings, recognize and respond to the stress of this time and its impact on teaching, attend

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

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

October 26, 2020 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

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

Introduction to Library Programs and Resources: Virtual Coffee Hour for Faculty

Introduction to Library Programs and Resources: Virtual Coffee Hour for Faculty

October 26, 2020 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

University Libraries is hosting a Virtual Coffee Hour for faculty on Monday, October 26th from 10:00 – 11:00 am. The goal of the Virtual Coffee Hour is to introduce new faculty (and other interested faculty) to the programs and resources at the Anderson Academic Commons that support faculty teaching and research and also that provide

New Teaching and Professional Virtual Faculty Coffee Hour Hosted by the Symposium MOARS Teaching and Professional Faculty Committee

New Teaching and Professional Virtual Faculty Coffee Hour Hosted by the Symposium MOARS Teaching and Professional Faculty Committee

October 22, 2020 | Event, Fall of Firsts

New Teaching and Professional Faculty (e.g., Clinical, Professor of the Practice) are invited to join representatives from the MOARS Teaching & Professional Faculty Team on Thursday, October 22nd at 10:00 am for a casual gathering intended to introduce new resources, provide an opportunity for networking, and address any lingering questions that you may have, now

Getting to Know ORSP: Grant Support, Human & Animal Subject Research, Biosafety, & Intellectual Property– Oh my!

Getting to Know ORSP: Grant Support, Human & Animal Subject Research, Biosafety, & Intellectual Property– Oh my!

October 15, 2020 at Zoom | Event, Fall of Firsts

New to campus and not sure where to start when it comes to your research? Whether you’re looking to transfer previous research to DU or secure new internal or external grant funding, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is here to assist you every step of the way. Learn more about how ORSP

Planning Your Quarter Webinar

Planning Your Quarter Webinar

September 23, 2020 at Zoom | Event

Do you want to start the fall quarter with your personal and professional lives coordinated in the best way possible? This session is for you. Do you often start the quarter with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to make space for

Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC)

Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC)

April 28, 2020 at Zoom | Event

The Chair Advisory Board is pleased to announce the second Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC). P2PSSC provides an opportunity for department chairs and directors to identify problems they are facing, and to collaborate with others in finding solutions. Using a consultatory model, small groups identify challenges for other groups to consider and provide

Instilling Equity and Inclusion in Departmental Practices

Instilling Equity and Inclusion in Departmental Practices

April 28, 2020 at Zoom | Event

In conjunction with EAB, we will have a webinar where we will: Discuss how pressure from students and shifting demographics are driving a new urgency among academic leaders to prioritize both greater numerical representation of underrepresented groups among faculty and a more inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff. Determine how decisions, processes, and preferences

Rescheduled Legal Lunch & Learn – NEW DATE AND ZOOM

Rescheduled Legal Lunch & Learn – NEW DATE AND ZOOM

April 27, 2020 at Zoom | Event

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 | Event

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 | Event

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 | Event

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 | Event

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 | Event

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 | Event

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 | Event

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

November 5, 2019 at Nagel Hall Room 102 | Event

About 20 faculty attended the design session to reimagine Nagel 102 in order to serve faculty in smaller classes who use collaborative pedagogies. Faculty also expressed a desire for larger classrooms that could flex to support collaborative pedagogies. The goal is to renovate the furniture and the AV for this classroom in AY 2020-21 and

Faculty Voice in Space Initiative

Faculty Voice in Space Initiative

October 11, 2019 at Chambers Center 290 | Event

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.

Key Dates

Deadline to Submit ODEI Proposal to Support Antiracism Programming and/or Educational Opportunities

Deadline to Submit ODEI Proposal to Support Antiracism Programming and/or Educational Opportunities

May 1, 2021 | Key Date

ODEI is soliciting proposals from University of Denver students, staff, and faculty representing departments, offices, units, and campus organizations to support programming and/or learning opportunities to explore antiracism. Funding for each project ranges up to $5,000.  Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and no proposal will be accepted after May 1, 2021.

Deadline to Submit Proposals for Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty

Deadline to Submit Proposals for Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty

January 25, 2021 | Key Date

The Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty (PROF) fund is a collaborative enterprise between the Faculty Senate, the faculty, and the Senior Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education. This fund supports scholarly/creative activity by the faculty in a manner that strategically enhances the reputation of the University, and that supports increased external funding for research,

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Mentoring Initiatives for Best Consideration

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Mentoring Initiatives for Best Consideration

January 5, 2021 | Key Date

Consider applying to be the inaugural Faculty Fellow of Mentoring Initiatives or nominating a colleague. Collaborating primarily with the VPFA, the Faculty Fellow will engage in activities to enhance mentoring offerings and programming and expand resources, training, and support across campus for tenure-track and teaching and professional faculty. This position institutionalizes the work of the

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Chair and Director Training and Development for Best Consideration

Deadline to Submit Application for Faculty Fellow of Chair and Director Training and Development for Best Consideration

December 15, 2020 | Key Date

Consider applying to be the inaugural Faculty Fellow of Chair and Director Training and Development or nominating a colleague. Collaborating primarily with the VPFA and the Chair Advisory Board, the Faculty Fellow will engage in activities to enhance Chair development offerings and expand resources, training, and support for Chairs and Directors. This position institutionalizes the

Tenure and Promotion recommendations due

Tenure and Promotion recommendations due

March 29, 2020 - March 30, 2020 | Key Date

Tenure and Promotion recommendations due to Office of the Provost. Please use new cover page. All recommendations will be reviewed and presented to the Faculty and Educational Affairs Committee of the Board for review before final presentation to the Board of Trustees. Final notifications should be completed by mid-June, 2020.

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.