New Faculty Onboarding: A Fall of Firsts

Teaching at a new university brings excitement and challenges. The Fall of Firsts is designed to help faculty:

  • Understand DU students and the rhythms of the quarter system
  • Navigate your workload as a new faculty in your series and rank
  • Create a professional development goal for the term and plan for winter break

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.

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.

Resource Links

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.


Synchronous Virtual Events

Every Term Needs a Plan

Every Term Needs a Plan

December 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Zoom

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