The University of Denver is committed to supporting our newly hired faculty members make an informed and smooth integration into the faculty ranks. Even if you have taught elsewhere, or have experience here at DU, we want to provide you with the most current information and resources so that you can make a strong start to your teaching career.

What is the Teaching@DU Short Course?

The Teaching@DU Short Course introduces new faculty members to DU and the resources available to them, as well as provides an overview of the latest best practices in higher education pedagogy and educational technology.

The course is offered to all newly-hired full time faculty members each summer through a series of interactive online modules, discussion forums, and live webinar sessions. In addition, we offer a chance to meet face-to-face.

The course is available in August and early September and is based on a 2-hour time commitment for each module, totaling approximately 10 hours to complete the minimum requirements. It includes live sessions and weekly asynchronous discussions with target deadlines, but instructors can complete the course at their own pace from any location in August and early September.

Not full time faculty?  We offer a self-paced version of this short course called Teaching Foundations.

How will the course benefit me?

If you are in a new teaching role at DU, even if you have taught elsewhere, this course is designed to provide you with an overview of the various resources available to help you achieve your full potential as a DU instructor. This course is designed so that you spend time on the aspects most relevant to your needs.

Comments from past participants:

“This was excellent for helping new instructors understand the value of learning through a variety of methods. I think we all know this is the case, but the fact that we were required to use these various methods while learning about them really was wonderful.”

“Even though I have over fifteen years of teaching experience. I have been exposed to new teaching perspectives. I like this workshop.”

“I do like the ability to do this at my own pace and work with the design of my class with each module.”

“Thank you so much. It is an awesome course. Really. Other schools made us swim on our own.”

Did you know?

The OTL’s Teaching@DU Course (formerly called the New Faculty Workshop) won the 2012 POD Innovation Award from the premier college faculty development association in the United States!

Who to contact?

Contact Terri Johnson for more information about the Teaching@DU or Teaching Foundations Short Courses.