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The Bridge is a dedicated source of news and information specifically aimed at faculty and staff across campus. Keep an eye out for email updates every Tuesday and Thursday.
The DU Newsroom is the centralized source of news for the University community — teachers, students, faculty and parents alike.
University of Denver Magazine
The University of Denver Magazine provides news articles profiling notable DU-connected people and events both on campus and around the world.
New to DU? We know it can be overwhelming. Find resources to help you get situated in your new home.
- New Employee Orientation: All new employees are required to attend an orientation, and new faculty members have action items they need to take care of before arriving at DU. Learn more about the first day of employment and what to expect during the first week and beyond.
- Paperwork: On your first day, you'll need to have completed an employee verification and eligibility form. All required new employee paperwork that must be completed is located here, including the I-9 Employment Verification and Eligibility Form and Form W-4. Learn more
- Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Guidelines: Review the Appointment Promotion and Tenure Guidelines document.
- Employee Handbook: Review the employee handbook if you have questions regarding employment practices, pay practices or benefits.
- Campus Map: Make sure you know where you're headed with the campus map.
- Parking: If you need a parking pass, you'll get one through parking services.
- Pioneer ID Card: You'll be required to obtain a Pioneer ID card, which will serve as your campus identification. It will grant access to buildings closed to the public and allow you to take advantage of discounted tickets for DU cultural and sporting events. Learn more here.
Other Employee Perks
As a DU employee, you have access to a variety of perks, including:
- Discounted tickets for DU cultural and sporting events
- Discounted membership to the Coors Fitness Center
- Discounts on food, lodging and services throughout the city with your DU Zone card
- Library resources, both on-site and online
- Staff meal plan through Sodexo
- Discounted prices at the DU Bookstore
- Discounted tickets for the Newman Center Presents series at the Newman Center
- Discounted rates at the Pass Camp at the Ritchie Center
- Get more information on these additional benefits of working at DU: https://www.du.edu/human-resources/benefits/additional_benefits
Teaching and Classroom Resources
In addition to Canvas, our primary learning-management system, we offer a variety of other resources to increase your effectiveness in the classroom.
Office of Teaching & Learning
Our Office of Teaching & Learning offers opportunities for professional development and support for innovative teaching projects.
In addition to collections, our libraries offer a variety of services of particular use to faculty. These include the Research Center, which can help locate and procure essential resources; Course Reserves, through which you can find and request academic resources on your own; and our math, science and language centers, which offer you and your students assistance on a wide variety of topics.
Writing Center support
Through our Writing Center, you can arrange in-class writing workshops and consultations on subjects ranging from crafting effective theses to writing project proposals. The Writing Center also provides collaborative, non-evaluative consultations for faculty and students alike.
The Artstor Digital Library, a database available through the University Libraries, provides access to over 2.5 million images from across the disciplines and offers built-in features to help manage images and present in the classroom. For information on adding images to the institutional collections on Artstor, contact the Visual Media Center.
Video Management (Kaltura)
Kaltura is our newest video management campus-wide software tool. It’s integrated with Canvas to allow instructors to capture and share videos with their students.
As a faculty member, you may be involved in advising at a graduate or undergraduate level in addition to your teaching duties. Visit either our Office of Academic Advising (for undergraduates) or email our Office of Graduate Education for more information.
DU Portfolio Community
Our portfolio community allows you access to a searchable database of electronic portfolios for students, faculty, staff, alumni and communities.
Honor Code reporting
If you become aware of any violation of the University's Honor Code, use our incident report form to file a detailed report. More information on the Honor Code can be found in the Forms and Policies section of this page.
Disability Services Program
Our Disability Services Program is dedicated to providing support for students with disabilities. If you have any questions regarding the University's disability policy, or if you wish to ensure you're providing the proper accommodations, visit the program's website.
Ensure you're aware of and prepared for any holy days with particular restrictions or obligations by consulting our interfaith calendar.
Visual Media Center
The Visual Media Center (VMC) provides digital imaging services to faculty for learning, research and teaching purposes. Digital images produced or purchased by the VMC are found in the Artstor Digital Library, a database available through the University Libraries to all DU community members. The visual resources collection contains nearly two-hundred thousand high-resolution images accompanied by high-quality metadata by VMC catalogers, unlike results from Google or other search engines. In addition to the teaching collections, faculty can explore artwork and archival objects held in the University Art Collections and the Special Collections at the Penrose Library.
Human Resources and Inclusive Community
Visit our main Human Resources and Inclusive Community site for information on benefits, professional development, and employee support and resources. This section spotlights up-to-date information about events, developments and the ways in which Human Resources & Inclusive Community supports the University community.
Our Shared Services Center provides all you need to access and understand your benefits and compensation.
Our Office of Campus Safety is devoted to keeping faculty, staff and students alike secure.
If you're looking to contact a specific member of our community, we provide an employee directory that will connect you with individuals and groups across campus.
Curious about any elements of the University's organizational structure? Consult the organizational chart for any questions.
- Training and professional development
All University of Denver employees are eligible for the Employee Assistance Program, which grants up to six free counseling sessions per year. Additional counseling services can be obtained through our Health and Counseling Center, as well as through our Trauma and Disaster Recovery Clinic or our Professional Psychology Clinic.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX works to ensure compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies and promotes full compliance with all federal, state and local discrimination laws. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX can assist you with: consultation concerning issues of possible discrimination, harassment or retaliation as well as investigation of complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, including sexual misconduct matters.
Sabbatical guidelines and application
If you need to take time away from the University, we offer a streamlined application process.
Office of Employee Support
University of Denver employees are critical to the University. DU wants to ensure that employees are given a safe and inclusive environment to work. The Office of Employee Support provides employee relations guidance and assistance to help address employee concerns.
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Our Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will support you as you navigate the grant process. It also assists with reward management and research compliance.
- Faculty research grants & PROF funds
The Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) offers funding for research projects that specifically address issues of inequality and inclusiveness.
We're happy to assist you with any issues related to intellectual property protection through our Office of Technology Transfer.
Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning
Our Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) offers faculty development programs and assistance and collaboration for community-engaged research.
Discover how DU IMPACT 2025 helps to shape our approaches to teaching and research.
DU IMPACT 2025
We're seeing sweeping changes in higher education that have an enormous impact on our students, our community and our world. We’re innovating around our strengths in teaching, learning and discovery, and accelerating the ways research can address society’s most vexing problems.
We call this vision DU IMPACT 2025. It’s the result of thousands of interviews with students, faculty, friends, community partners, families and critical supporters. We spent 18 months listening, learning, collaborating and crafting this strategic plan.
Turning our ideas into reality, our 10 working groups collaborate across campus and our community to bring IMPACT 2025 to life.
Forms & Policies
American Association of University Professors
The American Association of University Professors was founded in 1915 and works to defend the principles of academic freedom, due process and shared governance. It helps define fundamental professional values and standards. DU's current chapter has been active since 2007 and consists of faculty members from across the arts, sciences and professional schools who are interested in working to address issues of common concern.
Association of Sisters in Higher Education
The mission of the ASHE is to support, empower and mentor black women at the University of Denver through cultural fellowship, enrichment and an exchange of ideas. The group is not exclusive to black women, and all women faculty and staff at the University of Denver are valued and welcome. However, the core focus of group discussions, activities and initiatives will be issues germane to black women.
Faculty of Color Association
The DU Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) is a voluntary empowerment and advocacy group composed of faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups within the University community
Faculty Women's Association
The DU Faculty Women's Association provides a support network to all faculty women in the campus community, sponsors programs concerned with professional development and disseminates information about University practices and policies vital to faculty women's interests.
Women's Leadership Council
The Women’s Leadership Council includes women serving on the Deans’ Council, in the Provost’s Office, and in executive roles at the University of Denver. This group seeks to use its unique influence to engage the campus and its leadership on strategic issues relating to women, advocate for women’s opportunities and issues across campus, and build relationships on and off campus to foster mentorship and professional development for women at the University of Denver.