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Center For Faculty Excellence

Welcome! The Center for Faculty Excellence supports the professional growth and development of all faculty members in all areas of their work: teaching, scholarly activities, and service.

To register for upcoming events please go to:


Center for Faculty Excellence programs include:
•    Faculty Learning Communities
•    Workshops
•    Grant Support Awards

Normal Business Hours

Monday-Friday | 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Individual appointments with staff may be made until 5:00)
(Closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch except by appointment)

Grant Support Proposals Due

Grant support proposals are due Monday, September 11, 2017. For more information go to Grant Support Awards.

Summative Peer Observation

MSU Denver requires one summative peer observation prior to either a tenure decision or promotion. The results of that summative peer observation, in the form of a letter, should be included in the faculty member’s tenure and promotion or promotion-only portfolio.

*The deadline to request a Peer Observation for a Fall 2017 tenure submission is: Sunday, May 01, 2017.

Summative Peer Observation Request Form

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Upcoming Events

Online Instructor Effectiveness and Presence

June 19 - 30, 2017

Specific topics to be covered in this workshop include:

  • The importance of defining course goals and learning objectives
  • The principles of adult learning and constructionist reflection to foster relationships and engage students in the learning process in an online environment
  • Establishing an online presence to enhance student engagement
  • Effective online pedagogical practices (fostering relationships, engagement, timeliness, communication, organization, technology, flexibility, and high expectations)

The content for the workshop will be based on readings and discussion. Faculty will be asked to apply these topics as they design and develop their online courses. Space is limited, please register by emailing Dr. Kolb.