After a “Fall of Firsts,” and a winter welcome, its time to build and maintain “Support Networks”–including with faculty who joined us mid-year. Our Spring programming is designed to help faculty:
- Build connections with peers, mentors, and campus resources.
- Articulate what “thriving” means in their personal and professional context and make steps towards it.
- Better understand expectations in their role for teaching, research, and service.
Eager to learn more? Check out this panel of New(ish) Faculty sharing what they wish they’d know when they started at DU
Asynchronous Canvas Resources
This self-paced course is designed to introduce new faculty to DU resources and provide an overview of the latest best practices in higher education pedagogy and educational technology. Through the university’s learning management system, Canvas, you will have access to important information, resources, and strategies that can be explored in as much or as little time you need. Teaching@DU will be available to new faculty in Canvas in mid July.
We are excited to welcome you to your new role at the University of Denver! This one-stop shop canvas course will provide resources and information designed to help you navigate your first year at DU, and beyond. The Onboarding Course is available to all faculty, and should appear when you log into canvas. Don’t see it? Email email@example.com to request access.
Join the Teacher/Scholar Faculty Learning Community
All first and second year faculty are invited to the 2021-2022 “Teacher Scholar” Faculty Learning Community (FLC), which meets monthly throughout the academic year. A FLC is a peer-to-peer group which meets throughout the year to offer support, navigational resources, and space for reflection. For Winter and Spring 2022, we’re meeting every other friday from 11:30-12:30. Schedule and readings here.
The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs (VPFA), Kate Willink, supports the continued excellence of DU faculty by working with adminstrators and faculty across the university to enhance faculty development initiatives, increase faculty diversity, and build a strong, inclusive, and collaborative faculty community.
The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) fosters innovation and strengthens practices in teaching, course design, and curriculum development to improve learning across the university:
The Faculty Senate acts as the primary body through which the faculty participate in the shared governance of the University of Denver.
Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups help represent and support the diversity of our institution.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is committed to providing the financial and regulatory stewardship required in today’s research climate.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) provides leadership, guidance, and resources in support of the University of Denver’s commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive institution. ODEI is responsible for addressing Inclusive Excellence and diversity matters that impact the academic experience at DU for faculty and students.
Visit the Inclusive Teaching Practices website for resources to support inclusivity in the classroom.
Human Resources & Inclusive Community (HR) helps you prepare for your first day and beyond by providing information about benefits and resources available at DU.
The University Libraries are here to provide outstanding collections and services to the University community, as well as support for research through the Library Research Center. Each discipline has its own Reference Librarian that is responsible for instruction in collaboration with their campus academic departments.
Information Technology (IT) at DU supports many of the technology resources used for teaching, research, and day-to-day connections at DU.
DU has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) which is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.
The DU Faculty web page provides additional helpful resources and links.
Winter and Spring 2022 Onboarding Events