As the president’s liaison between system administration and the campuses’ faculty, her skillful communication is among the traits that helped her recently earn the Faculty Council’s Leadership in Public Higher Education Award.
CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.
The Board of Regents reinforced its commitment to Title IX compliance, including ending sexual harassment and sexual assault on its campuses and working with victims to ensure speedy and fair investigations into allegations of misconduct.
The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.
Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.
Take a look at the current CU Denver catalog and you will see a course titled Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Housed in the Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, this course might, at first glance, look like Drones 101—the study of the unmanned aircraft often [...]
Terry Potter, professor of immunology, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School at CU Denver. Potter replaces Barry Shur, who recently retired. Potter has been a member of the Department of Immunology at National Jewish Health and the School of Medicine since 1988.
He recently finished his first year as a member of the University of Colorado Denver’s English Department at the school’s International College at Beijing.
Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.
Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.
A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed to a “safety in numbers” effect. The study focused on Boulder, which has one of the highest rates of bicycling in the country at [...]
The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents last week reinforced its commitment to Title IX compliance, including ending sexual harassment and sexual assault on its campuses and working with victims to ensure speedy and fair investigations into allegations of misconduct.
The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.
The CU Denver associate professor says the profession of academic librarianship “gives one the amazing privilege of working center stage in higher education. An eclectic profession, it continues to evolve at a very rapid pace, making it even more exciting.”
Kathleen Bollard will remain as the vice president for academic affairs in system administration after President Bruce Benson asked her to take on a modified role rather than return to teaching and research full time, which she originally planned.
If the idea of CU abandoning paper payroll checks for paycards alarms you, just look to the state’s neighbor to the east for reassurance of just how useful the university’s new payment type can be.
While disruptive to traditional delivery models of education, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other outgrowths of the technology revolution have diminished the “You Can’t” argument in higher education. That was one of many thought-provoking messages delivered by Richard DeMillo, (photo at right) distinguished professor of computing and director for 21st Century Universities at the [...]
Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder David T. Flaherty, 61, faculty. April 30, 2014. Loren S. Greiner, 59, faculty retiree. April 30, 2014. CU Denver Christopher M. Utz, 41, faculty. May 15, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David Armstrong, 48, classified staff. [...]
It’s no wonder that engineering students get pumped about their capstone projects. Not only do their creations tie together everything they’ve learned as undergraduates, but, in many cases, the students have a product that may bring them notoriety and revenue in the marketplace. The usual stunning array of innovation, which typifies the kind of hands-on [...]
As part of nurturing students to become teachers, the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) offers programs to develop, train and prepare teachers for classrooms. Last week, SEHD honored leaders in the Denver Public Schools with strong academic promise, leadership skills and a passion for educational equity. The Rising Leaders in Education [...]
Allan Wallis is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Previously he taught at CU-Boulder, where he directed the program in environmental design. He also has been a trainer in CU’s Excellence in Leadership Program since its inception.
Some members of the CU Faculty Council say the university’s educators have historically been underutilized in the university’s fundraising mission, and CU Vice President of Advancement Kelly Cronin says that will change.
The coolest new addition to Colorado’s summer festival season takes place June 6-8 in Evergreen as the NeXt Music Festival presents its inaugural weekend event series, Global Glow. Global Glow Events and exhibits will take place in two venues, the Evergreen Center for the Arts, 32003B Ellingwood Trail; and the Wood Cellar Bar & Grill, [...]
Ann Komara, associate professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at CU Denver, presented a paper at the 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, Texas on April 11. Her presentation was “Wilderness Playground: Image and Reception, Rocky Mountain National Park.” … CAP colleague Amir [...]
Procrastinators take note: Your window to enroll in benefits for the 2014-15 plan year will slam shut at 5 p.m. Friday. Whether you’re happy with your current plans and don’t plan to take action or are still making final decisions, here are three things you should know before Open Enrollment closes. 1. The last day [...]
Classified staff at the University of Colorado will receive a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment effective July 1, 2014.
Nearly a year after introducing a partnership between the university and online technology platform Coursera, the benefits of offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) have begun to take shape – make that many shapes.
A reminder email with notification of the survey closing was distributed Wednesday. CU faculty, staff and students have only a few more days to provide their input.
They were destined to be together: The interactive CU Denver button wall and Denver’s vibrant 16th Street Mall. Judging by the reaction to the button wall—the buttons were nearly picked clean on the first day—the installation is a smashing success. Button wall a hit on 16th Street Mall: Mall passers-by got their first gander of the billboard-sized wall [...]