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Pathways to Promotion for Teaching and Professional Faculty


We invite you to join us for a panel discussion hosted by the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs, Faculty Senate, and the Office of Teaching and Learning. This panel will serve as a space for Teaching and Professional Track Faculty across campus to share resources and experiences about the promotion process set forth in the […]

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

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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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 […]

Faculty Learning Community: Teaching and Professional Faculty Tools for Success


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 […]

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal


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, […]

Every Term Needs a Plan


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 […]

Cultivating Personal and Professional Flourishing as an Academic


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 […]

Creating and Sustaining Your Mentoring Network


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 […]

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


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 […]