Maglione Hall (Sie Complex, Room 5025)

The Provost’s Conference Series welcomes back Drs. Noah Finkelstein and Sarah Andrews as we continue our campus-wide initiative to re-imagine our teaching evaluation processes. As the Teaching Excellence Task Force considers policy change through shared governance, and the Departmental Action Teams interrogate department-level practices, all DU faculty and faculty administrators are stakeholders in this change initiative. This session is designed to engage DU stakeholders in the work of transforming teaching evaluation at departmental and campus levels.  The keynote address will help familiarize participants with the overall framing and process, define three voices of evaluation, and map those three voices to a teaching evaluation framework.  

Below is the webinar link fro Tuesday May 17th 12-2PM.
Passcode: 751623



A 1-hour workshop will follow to allow DATs and DAT facilitators to dive more deeply into the framework (contextualize to their units) and the three voices (consider specific tools and associated processes that make sense for their unit). This working session will be facilitated by Noah Finkelstein and Sarah Andrews, leads of the Teaching Quality Framework Initiative (TQF) at The University of Colorado Boulder. More information on the teaching excellence efforts at DU.

VPFA Pedagogy

The Loft (Anderson Academic Commons 340)

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is made possible by a collaboration of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, the Office of Information Technology, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of the Provost, and Community + Values.

Join us either in-person or on Zoom for our upcoming Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) event at DU. As GAAD states, “The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments.” Come learn and talk together as we hear from a panel of DU community members about their stories and experiences. Learn more about how you can ensure accessibility is a core part of our community and about actions you can take today.

For our in-person attendees, we will have delicious empanadas from Maria’s Empanadas, a local Denver restaurant that serves a variety of meat and vegetarian empanadas.

Register Here!

You an also join via Zoom, to receive link please register and follow prompts.


Thursday, May 19, 2022
Library Loft AAC 340

Also available online to registrants.


    5:00 - 5:30pm: Welcome & Tech Tips
    5:30 - 6:30pm: Panel Speakers
    6:30 - 7:00pm: Tech Tips & Mingle

What is Digital Accessibility?

Every user deserves a first-rate digital experience on the web. Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities. This awareness and commitment to inclusion is the goal of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a global event that shines a light on digital access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Planning Committee  (Alphabetical Order)

Bill Casson, Information Technology
Josiah Dunn, Information Technology
Ellen Hogan, Office of Teaching & Learning
Clara Kapustka, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Josh Kaufman, ADA Coordinator, Office of the Chancellor
Paula von Kretschmann, Office of Teaching & Learning
Alex Martinez, Information Technology
Chase McNamee, Community + Values, Office of the Provost


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the ADA Coordinator at or at 303-871-7726. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, it may not be possible to provide reasonable accommodations.

Open to Grad Students Educational Technology Inclusive Teaching Practices Online Education Pedagogy Accessibility Campus Partner Workshop Open to GTAs

OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345); Zoom link will be sent to registered participants who wish to attend virtually)

The Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) is partnering with the Division of Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) to offer Equity Workshops every other Monday throughout the spring quarter. These workshops, led by Becca Ciancanelli (Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices, OTL) and Kristin Deal (Director, DDEI) will be highly interactive and will allow for participants to talk openly about classroom challenges and achievements while working to support students with various identities and lived experiences. We will develop inclusive practices and policies in the classroom through storytelling and gathering collective knowledge. Coffee and breakfast treats will be available for in-person attendees. Feel free to join online as well! 


Our sixth and final workshop is being offered as the spring quarter ends. We hope to finish this academic year by designing classroom activities to address compassion fatigue and resilience. 


*Zoom link will be sent to registered participants who would like to attend virtually*

Faculty Development Inclusive Teaching Practices Pedagogy

Maglione Hall (Sie Complex, Room 5025)


Due to the important vote on general education in the faculty senate, we're moving this engagement later in the day. Apologies for any conflicts, but we felt it was important that faculty could attend both! 


Learn how to create a “dashboard” or spreadsheet to start conversations about workload in your unit, department, or program.

 Joya Misra (University of Massachusetts-Amherst).



Opportunity for faculty who are doing this work to consider ways to articulate the labor in their promotion and reappointment dossiers.

Dr. Kim Case (Virginia Commonwealth University)