Resources for Preparing for Finals

DSP Student Accommodation Support

Do you have students planning to take their finals in the Disability Services Program (DSP) Testing Center? Students can now submit their Test Requests through the Student Accommodate Portal for their finals. As a faculty member, you will be notified via email if a student has requested to test in the DSP Testing Center. Faculty members will need to provide DSP with the parameters for their final exams via the Faculty Accommodate Portal. If you already know the parameters of your final exam, it is encouraged that you submit the testing information sooner rather than later to allow DSP additional time to remediate your documents for accessibility. Contact [email protected] or 303-871-3241 if you have any questions.

Learn more on DSP’s Faculty Responsibilities for Testing webpage and contact the DSP if you have questions.

Grading Information

The OTL has many resources to help you as you wrap up mid-terms and prepare for the latter part of the term. You can reach out to us with questions or schedule a consultation by contacting OTL staff directly or booking 1:1 time with the OTL Instructional Designers. We also have many asynchronous resources on our Ed-Tech Knowledge Base and our OTL website, including information on using the Canvas Speedgrader. Visit our blog post Addressing Bias in Assessment to learn strategies for reducing implicit bias in your grading. Also visit our blog post How to End the Term on a High Note to learn more about streamlining your grading.

Pronouns and Preferred Names

The Office of Teaching and Learning is working in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Information Technology to expand the pronoun choices available in Banner user profiles. We are offering an Equity Workshop to explore student feedback on inclusive practices with pronoun use and to discuss the new pronoun list in Banner. Our student guest speaker will represent the group Students 4 Trans Visibility.

Equity Workshop #5: Inclusive Practices with Pronoun Use & Preferred Names

Wednesday, February 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hyflex - Join us online via Zoom or in the OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)

Application Deadline Today - Spring 2023 Student-Faculty Partnership Program

Do you wish to better-understand your students and how they experience your class? In the Student-Faculty Partnership Program, students and faculty members learn and work together as partners in addressing the question of how we can create more engaging and inclusive learning environments. Now in it's seventh year at DU and backed by 20 years of research, this program is premised on the idea that students and faculty members can learn much from each other regarding the experience of teaching and learning, and that it is through dialogue and sharing of different perspectives that this learning can occur.   


Participating faculty members will be paired with a student partner for the Spring 2023 quarter. Every week throughout the quarter, students observe their faculty partner's class, and they and their faculty partners meet - either virtually or in person - to discuss their respective observations, insights, and wonderings.


We are currently seeking faculty participants who teach undergraduate classes in any format.  The application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 17, 2023. To learn more about this program and to apply, please visit our Student-Faculty Partnership Program web page. We are also seeking student participants for this program, particularly students from groups that are under-represented in shaping higher education, so if you know of any undergraduate students whom you would like to recommend, please contact Virginia Pitts.

Student Experience with Online Learning

We are seeking 3-5 students who have recent experiences with online learning at DU. This project will be highlighting the DU student experience with online learning in the post-pandemic online classroom. We will be asking these students to share their experiences through a video-based interview. These videos will become public for DU faculty to better understand the student experience with online learning. All students involved in the project will receive a gift card for their labor. Know a DU student that would be a good fit? Email [email protected].

Internationalization Summit Call for Proposals

The Office of Internationalization invites members of the University of Denver and the front range regional academic community (faculty, staff, and students) to submit session proposals and attend this year’s Internationalization Summit at the University of Denver, taking place on Friday, April 14. The theme this year is Global Challenges and (In)Action: Examining the role of internationalization in higher education.


This event provides the university community, regional university colleagues and international partners with a forum to exchange ideas, experiences and strategies while considering the impact of internationalization of higher education in addressing or perpetuating global challenges. How do we move toward solving the challenges of poverty, hunger, clean energy, migrations, environmental sustainability and regeneration, economic prosperity, peace, and a host of inequalities?

Sessions will highlight action on the local-global continuum as well as everyday work in the university – teaching, research, learning, and working with students and community – that contribute to the internationalization of higher education and intersect with global challenges. Proposals can come from diverse philosophies and perspectives including research-based, theoretical, dialogic, collaborative, practical/applied, experiential, and action-oriented.

The priority deadline to submit proposals is Friday, February 24, though later submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Learn more and submit your proposal at the Internationalization Summit website.

Upcoming Events

The Office of Teaching and Learning and the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs office are hosting several events throughout this term. Visit the OTL Events Calendar to discover other upcoming events!

Equity Workshop #5: Inclusive Practices with Pronoun Use & Preferred Names

Wednesday, February 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hyflex - Join us online via Zoom or in the OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)

Pathways to Promotion for Teaching & Professional Faculty

Wednesday, February 22, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Hyflex - Join us online via Zoom or in Community Commons 1600

Navigating AI Writing in the University Classroom: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Community Commons 1600

Facilitating Welcoming and Transparent Assignments

Thursday, March 2, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

The Loft Classroom (AAC 340)

Equity Workshop #6: Creating DEI Content for Your Classroom

Monday, March 6, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

OTL Conference Room (AAC 345)