Keeping track of platforms and trainings can be a full-time job so we created this is a one-stop-shop to help organize important resources for faculty. Please bookmark this page so that you have it on hand. We’ll be working with offices across campus to develop an intentional rhythm for faculty trainings and to update this page regularly.

Common Platforms

Pioneer@Work is DU’s talent management platform with opportunities for learning and professional development in one place. Pioneer@Work contains the Performance Management System, Learning Management System (LMS),  Succession Planning, and Compensation. Faculty and staff can find required training modules by logging into Pioneer@Work (here) using their DU email address and PioneerWeb password. If there are any questions about Pioneer@Work, employees can email employeeservices@du.edu.

PioneerWeb is DU’s secure portal for registration, grades, course links, personal information, transcripts, paystubs, administrative processes, and more. PioneerWeb is available to all University of Denver students, faculty, and staff.

Trainings and Requirements

Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace; Preventing Harassment & Discrimination; and Managing Bias Trainings
All employees have an extension until January 15, 2020 to complete the Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace; Preventing Harassment & Discrimination; and Managing Bias trainings on Pioneer@Work. We know our community is committed to these principles and a shared commitment to living our values. This one-time extension of two months will ensure every employee has the bandwidth to engage with the materials before the winter quarter begins.

Winter New Faculty Onboarding and Canvas Course
New faculty are required to complete an intentionally-designed canvas onboarding course. The purpose of the new faculty canvas course is to familiarize faculty with the information and resources provided for orientation, onboarding, and the faculty lifecycle. New faculty will be sent a link via email when they are invited to participate in the canvas course.

Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching
All faculty, including all series, adjuncts, and graduate teaching assistants, must complete a mandatory one-hour Faculty Institute for Inclusive Teaching (FIIT) training before the first day of classes. Learn more about the training here.

COVID Training (Canvas)
There will be a booster canvas course that is optional. If you are a faculty member who did not teach on campus in the fall but plan to return to campus for the winter term, you are required to take the Pathway Back to Campus canvas course. Flu Vaccination Requirement All students, faculty, and staff who plan to be on campus during winter term must show proof of a 2020-21 influenza vaccination by December 15. Schedule an appointment through your MyHealth portal then come to the Ritchie Center, accessible from the north entrance to the left of the main stairs, and bring your appointment QR code. The state of Colorado allows certain exemptions for medical and non-medical reasons, and DU will honor such exemptions. You must submit a vaccination exemption form if you wish to be exempt from the flu vaccine requirement. If you have already gotten your flu shot, please submit a record through your MyHealth portal. Records must include your full name, type of flu vaccination, and date administered.


Faculty & Staff Support Network (FSSN)
The FSSN is designed to address an important gap: how to intervene on behalf of someone who appears to be struggling. It is a supplement to the many other community resources available to DU employees. If you notice that a co-worker or colleague is behaving in a way that causes you concern or creates an environment at work that you believe is harmful or unsafe, the FSSN is a way to intervene discreetly, without concern of repercussion. The referral form is here.

Employee Assistance Program
The University of Denver provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through SupportLinc to all employees at no cost to you. The EAP program is a health benefit, separate from medical insurance to help you manage life’s daily challenges. The EAP is 100% confidential. SupportLinc can refer you to professional counselors, services, and resources that will help you, your spouse and/or an immediate family member resolve a broad range of personal and work-related concerns. Helpful resources include: SupportLinc Website Faculty & Staff Concerned About A Student Crisis Services for Students Campus Training & Certificate Programs

HR Partners
The HR Partners provide support and serve as a liaison between academic units and/or non-academic divisions and Central HRIC. The HR Partners consult with and provide guidance and interpretation to divisional leadership on HR matters related to talent management. The HR Partners are also available to assist all University of Denver employees in addressing a variety of work and performance-related matters and will respond to inquiries related to University policies and the collective bargaining agreement. Additional resources include: Employee Resources Leave of Absence

Teaching and Technology Support

IT@DU Faculty Resource page provides faculty with resources for teaching, research, and business activities. IT@DU has also prepared Technology Resources for Working and Teaching from Off-Campus and FAQ pages to help faculty and staff prepare to seamlessly continue their normal work from a distance. Additional helpful resources include: Campus Classroom Support Video Creating Studio

Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL)
The OTL fosters innovation and strengthens practices in teaching, course design, and curriculum development to improve learning across the university. Additional helpful resources include: Sample Syllabus Statements Peer Teaching Mentors DU Portfolio

Inclusive Teaching Practices Portal
The Office of Teaching and Learning Inclusive Teaching Practices also offers modular learning opportunities to further support faculty members in developing the necessary knowledge-base to enact inclusive praxis while succeeding in critical roles throughout their academic life-cycles.

Faculty Senate
The Faculty Senate is the primary body through which faculty participate in the shared governance of the University of Denver. The Senate is composed of approximately 90 members elected to represent the academic units of the University. Much of the Senate’s work is accomplished through its five Standing Committees.

Faculty Writing Support
Support for faculty writing include regular programming like Writing Accountability Groups, which meet for a quarter, drop in support like “Writing in Place” sessions, and regular opportunities for strategic planning, understanding academic genres and procedures, and writing retreats to jumpstart joy and productivity in equal measure.

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs (VPFA) Initiatives