Teaching at a new university brings excitement and challenges. New Faculty Onboarding is designed to help faculty:
Understand DU students and the rhythums of the quarter system
- Navigate workload as a new faculty member in their series and rank
- Create a professional development goal for the term and plan for winter break
- Connect with other faculty who are new-to-DU
We are so glad you are here! To help orient new faculty to DU, a series of coordinated welcome letters are sent over the summer and as the quarter begins. Please find copies of these letters here:
Welcome from Provost Mary Clark
Welcome from Office. of Teaching. and Learning Director Leslie Alvarez
Welcome from the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Kate Willink
Welcome from the Dean of Libraries, Michael Levine-Clark
Welcome from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Welcome from the Office of Grants, Research, and Sponsored Programs
Welcome from Faculty Senate
Join the Teacher/Scholar Faculty Learning Community
All first year faculty are invited to the 2022-2023 “Teacher Scholar” Faculty Learning Community (FLC), which meets one or twice a month throughout the academic year. A FLC is a peer-to-peer group which offers support, navigational resources, and space for reflection. In Spring 2023, we will meet in a hyflex format, making adjustments depending on faculty preferences. Faculty who complete the requirements of the program receive a small stipend ($250).
Spring 2023 FLC Dates:
April 7, 10:00am-11:00am
April 21, 10:00am-11:00am
May 5, 10:00am-11:30am
May 19, 10:00am-11:00am
June 2, 9:30am-11:00am
Asynchronous Canvas Resources
Teaching @ DU Short Course
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 early August. Don’t see it? Email email@example.com to request access.
Faculty Onboarding Course
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 full-time faculty, and should appear when you log into canvas starting September 1st. Don’t see it? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.
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.
Calendar at a glance
Download printable PDF here
Spring 2023 Onboarding Events